NVIDIA’s high-end Pascal mobile graphics’ specs – codenames, power consumption, bus width and memory leaked


Yet another set of information regarding NVIDIA’s upcoming Pascal mobile chips surfaces but this time, we have the codenames and power consumption of what appears to be the GTX 970M and GTX 980M’s direct successors.

As we already mentioned, the GTX 1060 has a codename N17E-G1 with a 192-bit memory interface but our source also adds that the chip will have a power consumption of roughly 65W. If that turns out to be true, we have a slight increase of 5W on the Pascal chip but we expect much better performance. The list of GPUs continues with N17E-G2 and N17E-G3 with the former probably being the 1070 while the latter – 1080. This theory is further confirmed by their TDP – 85W for the 1070 and 125W for the 1080 as both values appear to be pretty close to their Maxwell predecessors. Furthermore, they will boast 256-bit bus width, which is in line with the 980M but the 970M gets a decent upgrade on that regard. Our source adds that they GPUs will be outed during Q3 this year so that announcement at the beginning of August seems more plausible.

But wait, there’s more. If you remember the rumor going around that the GTX 950M will get a 1050Ti successor with 128-bit memory and according to our source, the GPU will also have around 50W of TDP, although this refers only for the GPU itself without the concomitant components such as VRAM. More interestingly, the chip will have its own announcement sometime during Q4 this year so things start to get even spicier and our fascination around the GTX 1050Ti grows bigger.

ModelCodenameMemoryMemory TypeBus WidthTDP
GTX 1050 TiN17P-G14GBGDDRR5128-bit50W (w/o VRAM and other components)
GTX 1060N17E-G16GBGDDRR5192-bit65W
GTX 1070*N17E-G28GBGDDRR5256-bit85W
GTX 1080*N17E-G3GDDRR5256-bit125W

* – their names are still unconfirmed but if other leaks suggesting that NVIDIA will be skipping the M at the end of their mobile GPUs turn out to be true, there will be little to no difference compared to their desktop counterparts.

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7 years ago

So whats the speculation on the new ‘Blaise’ gpu due out in 2017, worth waiting for?

Johnathan Li
7 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Pascal GPUs is named after “Blaise Pascal” for your information, so likely the name refers to the current crop of GPUs to be exact.

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