Nvidia has quietly announced that it will launch three new mobile graphics cards in spring 2022. The GeForce RTX 2050 will join the GeForce MX570 and MX550 in powering a new wave of laptops for gamers and creators.
The GeForce RTX 2050 and GeForce MX570 are based on the GA107 (amperometric) chip that powers the GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti Mobile. The GeForce MX550, on the other hand, is still based on the TU117 (Turing) chip of the current GeForce MX450.
In terms of feature set, the GeForce MX570 will support Nvidia DLSS and ray tracing in a “limited” way. Although the GeForce MX550 has a built-in Tensor and RT core, the Turing-based card does not support Nvidia DLSS or ray tracing. However, the three upcoming GeForce graphics cards are compatible with Resizable BAR and Optimus technology, but not Advanced Optimus.
NVIDIA lists the GeForce RTX 2050 with 2,048 CUDA cores, about 7% more than the GeForce RTX 2060. However, the GeForce RTX 2050 complies with a more constrained TDP, so it will have a lower clock speed. the GeForce RTX 2060 should still be faster. As usual, Nvidia provides its partners with some thermal headroom, which means that the power limitations of the GeForce RTX 2050 vary from product to product. In any case, the graphics card is rated between 30W and 45W. Therefore, boost clocks will also vary, and we will find the GeForce RTX 2050 boosted between 1,155 MHz and 1,477 MHz.
In terms of memory configuration, the GeForce RTX 2050 has 4GB of GDDR6 memory at 14 Gbps. limited by the 64-bit memory interface, the GeForce RTX 2050 offers a maximum memory bandwidth of up to 112 Gbps.
Meanwhile, the GeForce MX550 will be a direct replacement for the GeForce MX450, while the GeForce MX570 appears to be a new SKU. Nvidia has not delved into the complexities of the GeForce MX570 and MX550. The product page confirms support for PCIe 4.0 and GDDR6 memory.
The rest of the GeForce MX570 and MX550 specs remain a mystery. The chipmaker only says that the pair “has a more energy-efficient CUDA core and faster memory speeds than previous MX GPUs. In addition, NVIDIA claims that the GeForce MX570 and MX550 will offer performance and efficiency leaps in photo and video editing tasks such as Adobe Lightroom and Premiere Pro, as well as improved gaming, compared to integrated graphics cards.