Intel and Nvidia have announced new mobile processors and graphics cards today. Intel is introducing Tiger Lake H CPUs, which carry Intel’s 10nm process to high-performance 45W processors ideal for gaming or content development, while Nvidia is introducing the RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti, two new mobile graphics cards. Here’s what you need to hear about it.
Let’s start with Nvidia announcements, since they’re a little different in that they’re announcing two new laptop GPUs with no desktop counterparts (yet). The RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti also add the RTX feature set, such as ray tracing and DLSS, to a more mainstream consumer segment. Previously, you’d have to look hard to find an RTX-equipped gaming laptop for less than $1000.
It’s built on the same 8nm Samsung process as its siblings, but has 2560 CUDA cores (in the fully-enabled RTX 3050 Ti, 2048 in the 3050), 4GB of GDDR6 memory, and a 128-bit memory bus, identical to the GTX 1650 and 1650 Ti from last generation.