The GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are going on a road trip
Subject: Graphics Cards, Mobile | January 3, 2017 - 07:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: nvidia, GTX 1050 Ti, gtx 1050
Keep an eye out for reviews of new gaming laptops containing mobile versions of the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. These laptops should also be on sale soon, with a quote from NVIDIA suggesting prices will start at around $700 for a base model.
The price reflects the power of the GPU, you are not going to match a $2000 machine with a GTX 1080 in it, but then again there are many gamers who do not need such a powerful card. If your gaming machine is a current generation laptop with integrated graphics this will be a huge improvement and even a laptop with a discrete mid-range GPU from a previous generation is going to lag behind these new models. Of course, waiting to see what laptops based off of AMD's new Ryzen platform may be worth waiting for but for those hoping to upgrade soon, laptops with these cards installed are going to be worth looking at.
1080p gaming at 60fps will not be a problem, and for strategy games and online multiplayer entertainment such as LOL you should even be able to pump up the graphics settings. The cards will support the various GameWorks enhancements as well as other features such as Ansel.
The above example comes from The Verge, who spotted a 14" Dell laptop with the GTX 1050 already on sale at $800. If you want the best choice you should look to the 15.6" model, which offers the choice of a GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti, an i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ and a 512GB PCIe SSD.
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