OEM large Dell has inadvertently fueled Nvidia RTX 2050 graphics card rumours. An eagled-eyed consumer noticed the entry-level RTX graphics card on a list for Dell’s G5 15 Gaming Laptop. Could it’s Nvidia has an entry-level Turing RTX GPU deliberate for the cell market, or has somebody over at Dell’s Texas HQ made a mistake?
The reference is hidden within the “Ports & Slots” part on the G5 15 Gaming Laptop product web page. It reads (by way of Notebookcheck): “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.”
Recently the N18E-G0 codename was floated throughout the online – presupposed to be an entry-level gaming GPU readying for launch someday within the near-future. Expected to be the cell model of the not too long ago launched desktop Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti, early hypothesis hasn’t dominated out Nvidia adopting the RTX 2050 identify for the cell GPU variant regardless of its lack of RTX innards. I’ll maintain off judgement for now.
A full-RTX spec card decrease than the RTX 2060 had appeared unlikely because of the silicon required to get Microsoft’s DirectX Raytracing in control. By Nvidia’s personal admission the RTX 2060 nearly scrapes by the minimal necessities for real-time ray tracing. The RTX 2060 has 30 RT Cores and 240 Tensor Cores crammed inside its 445mm2 actual property and that roughly quantities to five Giga Rays/s of ray traced efficiency.
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With every RT Core tied to the depend of SMs, reducing the CUDA depend intrinsically lowers a GPU’s potential ray tracing efficiency. Or a minimum of that’s how the inexperienced workforce has divvied up the GPU in its present 20-series lineup thus far.
Assuming a considerably substantial reduce to CUDA Count with an entry-level 20-series GPU, an RTX 2050 constructed on the identical basis because the RTX 2060 and above playing cards could be lower than succesful of real-time ray tracing.
There would even be a excessive worth to pay for even marginal RTX performance, too. The massive die measurement of the Turing GPU has been confirmed too nice a hurdle to beat on the price-conscious entry-level. That’s the place smaller GPUs, such because the 284mm2 GPU inside the GTX 1660 Ti, shine brighter.
The inexperienced workforce isn’t a stranger to shuffling its GPU branding in a nonsensical trend, but this newest leak has the potential to be significantly egregious – so I’ll attempt to provide the inexperienced workforce the good thing about the doubt. With the 16-series choosing up the mainstream mantle for this era, one would anticipate Nvidia to observe go well with within the cell market. The chance right here being Dell could also be appearing on assumption in its gaming laptop computer product itemizing.