NVIDIA COULD BE PLOTTING a new addition to its RTX GPU lineup, if a listing on Dell's website is anything to go by.
The reference is hidden in the "Ports & Slots" section of the product page, and reads: "The USB C Thunderbolt will be on systems with RTX 2060 and up while the USB-C DisplayPort will be on systems with RTX 2050."
While this might be little more than a slip-up from a fat-fingered Dell staffer, it could be a sign that Nvidia is planning an entry-level Turing RTX GPU planned for the mobile market. Adding to this, a GPU referred to as the GeForce RTX 2050 made an appearance in Geekbench back in December.
However, Notebookcheck also speculates that it could be a typo, where "RTX 2050" should have been "GTX 2050". This would make the whole thing a little less exciting, as a GTX-branded card wouldn't offer the ray-tracing capabilities of Nvidia's higher-spec RTX GPUs.
Such a slip-up would make sense, though, as we last month heard that Nvidia was plotting a laptop version of its recently-launched GeForce GTX 1660 card - which could arrive as the "GTX 2050".
If this is the case, expect the GTX 2050 to arrive as a 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 the GeForce GTX 1060, a GPU found in many decent gaming laptops from 2017 and 2018. µ
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