Nvidia’s RTX 4050 laptop graphics card is apparently entry-level, or at least what appears to be the mobile GPU has been discovered on Twitter.
As Tom’s hardware (opens in new tab) uncovered, the RTX 4050 was spotted in benchmarks posted by Benchleaks on Twitter.
GeForce RTX 4050 Notebook GPU https://t.co/oLXXsQrhAt https://t.co/V1IjFP4ViKNovember 17, 2022
PugetBench results are for a Samsung Galaxy Book Pro laptop listed as running an Intel Core i7-13700H CPU alongside an RTX 4050 notebook GPU (plus 16GB of system RAM).
As always, we shouldn’t be put off by any leaks online, so proceed with an appropriately cautious head on skeptical shoulders – but this is still an exciting potential glimpse of what a more affordable Lovelace laptop GPU could be.
What result does the GPU of the RTX 4050 laptop achieve? That would be an overall score of 1124 with 57.4 GPU points in PugetBench with Premiere Pro 22.6.2, and that compares to 1009 points and 48.9 GPU points for a Dell XPS 15 model with a Core i7-12700H processor and RTX 3050 laptop graphics card.
Analysis: Is the quality of the RTX 4050 coming in?
In terms of performance, we’re looking at a theoretical RTX 4050 GPU that’s 18% (or more) faster compared to the RTX 3050, but of course, apply heavy spice to any leaked benchmarks, and remember that the RTX 4050 is likely ( well it will) perform better than this when the graphics card is actually available in laptops (with release drivers).
While trying to draw conclusions about speed is tentative at this point, what’s really interesting here is that the RTX 4050 has appeared. So far, we’ve only seen the heavy hitters of Nvidia’s next-gen Lovelace lineup – and desktop cards – but now, all of a sudden, yesterday, we’ve witnessed a juicy leak of the RTX 4060, and now the RTX 4050 has stepped up.
Now, by all appearances, the desktop RTX 4060 is still a long way off – probably over half a year – but with this actual look at the RTX 4050 (assuming it’s genuine) inside a test laptop, we can expect this Lovelace GPU in private is not too far away to leave.
In fact, we can cross our fingers that this is a sign that Nvidia is about to reveal the RTX 4050, and perhaps other high-end laptop GPUs, at CES 2023 in January. After all, the theory is that we’ll be seeing mobile Intel Raptor Lake processors very soon, and pairing with RTX 40 Series laptop GPUs will result in some seriously potent gaming laptops – these are definitely future models to look out for, as we’ve pointed out before. .