NVIDIA Brings Mainstream Gaming to Laptops with 16-Series GPUs
Ron Perillo / 2 years ago
Significant Leap from 9-Series Mainstream Mobile GPUs
Together with the launch of their desktop GTX 1650 GPU, NVIDIA is also introducing their GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 mobile GPUs. These are aiming for the mainstream laptop market and will be available in dozens of sub-$1000 units soon.
In fact, some manufacturers will just be slotting it into their existing gaming notebook line with refreshed offerings. Like with NVIDIA’s other mobile GPUs, these GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 will also be available with the full-fat or Max-Q variants.
How Well Do These NVIDIA Mainstream Laptop GPUs Perform?
The GTX 1650 with its 35W to 50W TDP will be found commonly in slimmer notebooks. It features 4GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit memory interface and has 1024 CUDA cores. In terms of clock speeds, it will be available running between 1245 to 1560MHz, with a boost clock range of 1020 to 1395MHz.
Meanwhile, the GTX 1660 Ti has a 60 to 80W TDP and has a higher 1536 CUDA core count. It also has faster 12 Gbps 6GB GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit interface so it performs quite a bit better than the GTX 1650. Its base clock range is 1335MHz to 1590MHz, with a boost clock range of 1140 to 1455MHz.
As for how well these translate into benchmark results, NVIDIA provides the following raw numbers above. Keep in mind that each laptop can differ in performance from one another, even those using the same GPU-type. That is because of thermal factors, Max-Q design, clock speed and more.