The entry-level Pascal has been tested and it holds good news for notebook segment
After launching GeForce GTX 1050 Ti to the market last month, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) is now planning to bring the GPU to the notebook market. The first ever performance benchmark has been provided by the folks at LaptopMedia.
As we’ve seen with Pascal, NVIDIA ditched referring mobile GPU lineup with “M” suffix simply because they are no longer cut-down configurations of the desktop variants. The GTX 1050 Ti, which is due to be featured in notebooks, retains almost the same GP107 spec. This means 768 CUDA Cores, 32 ROPs, 64 TMUs, 4GB GDDR5. In addition to higher Texture Units, the base and boost clocks are higher at 1493 MHz and 1620 MHz, respectively.
GTX 1050 Ti was pitted against GTX 970M, GTX 965M and GTX 960M. In tests, including 3DMark Cloud Gate, 3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Heaven 4, Pascal GPU was up to 10% faster than GTX 970M and 60% faster than GTX 960M, which is impressive to say the least.
This bodes well for the notebook segment. Customers looking for an entry-level solution for gaming can assure they get the right kind of performance without shelling out too much money. With the right kind of settings, you can certainly pull off 60fps in majority of the games in market. LaptopMedia also published a video showcasing DOOM running on the GPU.
NVIDIA hasn’t announced or even hinted at GTX 1050 Ti for notebooks but it’s obvious to expect the GPU to arrive at some point.