As per a leak, NVIDIA is prepping its Turing based GTX 16 series GPUs for gaming notebooks, and they might launch as soon as ending April. The leak shows the 2019 iteration of the Acer Nitro lineup equipped with Intel’s 9th Gen Coffee Lake-H CPUs paired with NVIDIA’s GTX 1660 Ti and the GTX 1650.
While the 1660 Ti was released for desktop PCs a while back, the GTX 1650 is yet to be announced with Videocardz speculating the launch date as the 22nd of April. NVIDIA’s GTX 16 series cards are based on the same Turing architecture as the RTX GPU, except the RTCores and Tensors have been stripped for sheer rendering performance.
The GTX 1660 Ti is just shy of the RTX 2060 in terms of real-world gaming performance and is ideal for 1080p displays, and even 1440p if you are willing to compromise on a few visual settings. The 1660 and the Ti leverage the same TU116 GPU while the lower-end 1650 is expected to be based on a different block, namely the TU107 or 117.
The GTX 1650 should be the last of NVIDIA’s Turing architecture with approx 1024 cores and 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM paired with a 128-bit wide bus. The clocks should be similar to the other GTX Turing GPUs with a boost of around 1600-1700MHz. Accordingly, the card should be a sub-100W part with the mobile variant going even lower for slimmer and more power efficient notebooks.
There’s no word on the Max-Q version of the GPU, although, given NVIDIA’s past, they are inevitable to arrive sooner or later. With lower TDPs and clock speeds, these should power the lightest of gaming machines.
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