GeForce RTX 4050 paired with Intel 13th Gen Core CPU
A budget RTX 40 GPU for a premium laptop.
NVIDIA is quietly working on its updated RTX series for laptops. With seemingly no official updates on potential GeForce RTX 40 series coming to laptops, there is plenty of evidence that both Intel and AMD will be refreshing their CPU lineups soon. What is common about new CPU launches is that they usually arrive at the same time as new mobile GPUs.
The launch cycle is soon be repeated with 13th Gen Core Series from Intel, who, based on what has just been leaked, may pair some new laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 mobile SKU. This is thus far the first leak on the exact product name.
In this particular example, this RTX 4050 Laptop GPU would be paired with Core i7-13700H CPU, which we already know to feature 14 cores and 20 threads. This is a 45W SKU considered high-end and might be a popular choice for gaming laptops. In this case, we are looking at Samsung NP960XFH laptop, which is more than likely the updated Galaxy Book Pro. The current iteration is based on Intel 12th Gen vPRO series and are offered with optional Intel Arc graphics.
The leaked RTX 4050 scores 57.4 points in PugetBench Premiere Pro test. This is around 17 to 32% faster than RTX 3050 in the same test.
One might assume that RTX 4050 Laptop GPU will be announced at CES 2023 next year along with other mobile SKUs. The RTX 4050 is simply the first to leak.