Nvidia is looking up to be releasing a low power, old gen RTX GPU. In itself, that doesn’t sound too bad. Power demands of 30-45W seem perfect for ultra thin/ultra portable devices that prefer low profile, yet want to offer at least a minimum level of actual GPU performance. Coupled with 4GB VRAM we won’t be expecting stellar performance out of this old piece of hardware in a new clothing. On the flip side, it’s still an RTX GPU, which means that DLSS will be an option. Considering how well RTX3050 and RTX3050Ti perform with their limitations, there is no reason to assume that RTX2050 won’t be able to punch above it’s weight, too.
Interestingly, though, this GPU is lacking gsync support. Considering this GPU doesn’t offer video outputs, such as HDMI and Display Port, it does make sense, as all video output will have to be routed through iGPU on the CPU. This also implies that RTX2050 laptops won’t be able to bypass the iGPU, or in other words, will be lacking mux switch and / or advanced optimus. This can cause further loss of already constricted performance. Normally, such laptops can still bypass the iGPU by connecting an external monitor. This, however, won’t be an option on RTX2050 equipped laptops.
At the end of they, as we always say, there isn’t a bad product, only a bad price. As long as it will be priced accordingly to its performance, RTX2050 can be a great alternative to laptops that would otherwise come with GTX1650. In terms of benchmarks available, RTX2050 seems to be scoring similarly to GTX1650Ti. Coupled with DLSS, it can be a worthy successor.
As long as the pricing is fair, RTX2050 could be a nice upgrade, even if not as exciting as the newer Ampere GPUs.