NVIDIA has been silently working on a new generation of RTX laptop graphics chips. Even though there have been no official updates on the prospective GeForce RTX 40 series for laptops, there is enough evidence that both Intel and AMD will be upgrading their CPU lines shortly. When new CPUs are released, they tend to coincide with the introduction of new mobile GPUs.
Intel’s 13th-generation Core processors are slated for a future launch, and recent rumors suggest that the company may match some of its next laptops with NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce RTX 4050 mobile SKU. This is the first time the specific product name has been leaked.
The Core i7-13700H processor, for instance, has 14 cores and 20 threads, and the RTX 4050 GPU included in this laptop would use both. This is a high-end 45W SKU, so that it may be a good option for gaming laptops. In this example, the laptop is the Samsung NP960XFH, which is most likely the upgraded Galaxy Book Pro. The latest generation is built on Intel’s 12th Generation vPRO series and has optional Intel Arc graphics.
On PugetBench’s Premiere Pro test, the rumored RTX 4050 scored 57.4 points. In the same test, this is around 17 to 32% quicker than the RTX 3050. The RTX 4050 Laptop GPU and additional mobile SKUs will likely be unveiled at CES 2023.