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A GeForce GTX 1660 Ti equivalent or GTX 1050 Ti successor should be coming soon for laptops

A GeForce GTX 1660 Ti equivalent GPU should be coming soon for laptops (Image source: Nvidia)
A GeForce GTX 1660 Ti equivalent GPU should be coming soon for laptops (Image source: Nvidia)
Now that the RT-free and AI-free GTX 1660 Ti GPU is out for desktops, it's only a matter of time before a similar option becomes available for laptops. An unannounced Nvidia "N18E-G0" GPU is looking more like the inevitable GTX 1050 Ti successor based on the Turing architecture.

Nvidia surprised us last weekend with the launch of its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti for desktop PCs. The GPU is exactly what many mainstream gamers have been asking for: an affordable Turing graphics card without the fancy ray-tracing and tensor cores found on the pricier RTX models.

So, when will we see the GPU come to laptops?

We reached out to Nvidia who simply responded with the usual "no comment" on unreleased products. What we do know, however, is that there is a mobile Nvidia GPU codenamed "N18E-G0" out in the wild which we suspect is a GTX 1660 Ti-class GPU. For reference, the RTX 2060, RTX 2070, and RTX 2080 for laptops are codenamed "N18E-G1", "N18E-G2", and "N18E-G3", respectively.

The typical launch strategy of most manufacturers is to release the higher-end SKUs first before trickling down the availability of lower-end SKUs. Since the mobile GTX 1050 came a couple of months after the mobile GTX 1060, we can safely expect something similar for future mainstream gaming laptops sporting Turing GPUs. A mobile GTX 1660 Ti or GTX 2050/1150 equivalent would be an ideal upgrade for entry-level GTX 1050-equipped laptops like the Dell G3 15, Gigabyte Sabre, HP Pavilion Gaming, MSI GF series, or the Asus TUF series.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-02-24 (Update: 2019-02-24)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.