NVIDIA'S GEFORCE GTX 1660 TI has only just launched, but there are now rumours that a laptop version of the graphics card is in the works.
According to Notebook Check's database, a GPU codenamed "N18E-G0" has made an appearance. The publication reckons its a laptop-class graphics card given previous notebook GPUs from Nvidia have had similar code names.
There are no specs or any other details to go along with Notebook Check's prediction. But judging by how Nvidia approaches its GeForce laptop graphics cards, we can expect the laptop-grade GTX 1660 Ti to be a slightly cut down version of its desktop sibling, which itself is a based on Team Green's Turing architecture only without the fancy and expensive ray-tracing capabilities.
Expect GDDR6 video memory to be present and correct and for there to be a larger number of CUDA cores and processing grunt than say the GeForce GTX 1060, a GPU found in many decent gaming laptops from 2017 and 2018.
That should mean the next wave of gaming-grade laptops and machines like the MateBook X Pro and Dell XPS 15, could come with options for a GTX 1660 Ti, giving their graphical grunt some extra oomph.
It would also give buyers access to some of the performance and power efficiency hikes that the Turing architecture brings for laptops, without needing to fork out the wads of cash machines with laptop-grade GeForce RTX cards demand.
Naturally, this is all pure speculation on our part based off a tiny nugget of information, but Nvidia does tend to re-jig its GPUs into laptop format pretty soon after they make a desktop debut, so we could expect out some of out crystal ball gazing to bear fruit. µ
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