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Dell clears up RTX 2050 typo, leaks mobile GTX 1660 Ti instead

A mobile version of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti would likely be popular with gamers. (Source: Nvidia)
A mobile version of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti would likely be popular with gamers. (Source: Nvidia)
Dell has updated its website in light of the recent seemingly incorrect mention of an “RTX 2050” being available to some systems. However, the new information could also be considered a leak, as now there is mention of a GTX 1660 Ti instead, which seems to confirm a mobile version of this graphics card is on the way.

The RTX 2050 is out and the GTX 1660 Ti is in – according to Dell. We recently reported on how one of our readers had noticed “RTX 2050” in a pop-up window explaining the details of the ports and slots for a Dell G5 15 laptop. Dell has updated the page and “RTX 2050” has been removed, so it’s safe to say a surprise new entry to the Nvidia GeForce RTX family is unlikely.

But the replacement information Dell has now provided does apparently confirm there is at least a mobile variant of the GTX 1660 Ti on the way:

Possible confirmation of a mobile GTX 1660 Ti GPU. (Source: Dell)
Possible confirmation of a mobile GTX 1660 Ti GPU. (Source: Dell)

The desktop version of the GTX 1660 Ti was announced in the second half of February, and we have speculated that a mobile version of the GPU would be made available soon. Looking at the Dell pop-up, it could seem that the laptop model might just end up bearing the same name as the desktop model. Nvidia started using this combined naming system for the GeForce 10 series but then rebranded certain mobile GPUs with the MX prefix.

Regardless of the final name for the laptop version of the GTX 1660 Ti, its inclusion as a choice for mobile gamers will be welcomed, especially for those who haven’t been awestruck by the ray-tracing and artificial intelligence capabilities of the RTX family. The desktop GTX 1600 Ti offers a clock of 1500 MHz (boost 1770 MHz) and comes with a healthy 6 GB of GDDR6 memory.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-03- 6 (Update: 2019-03- 6)