NVIDIA introduces GeForce GTX 1050 series based on Pascal GP107 graphics processor.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050
This tiny card showcased below is a reference GTX 1050 design. As far as I know, this design will not be sold by AIBs, since GTX 1050 series are mostly custom cards. In fact, it doesn’t seem like NVIDIA is planning to sell GTX 1050 Founders Edition either, it would probably defeat the purpose of cheap GTX 10 card anyway.
Both GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 are based on Pascal GP107 GPU. The GTX 1050 Ti card ships with 768 CUDA cores and 4GB GDDR5 memory, the latter features 640 CUDA cores and 2GB GDDR5 memory. Probably the biggest news as of yesterday is the price of these cards. NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti will be sold for 139 USD, while GTX 1050 will cost you 109 USD. I don’t think there will be a problem finding cards at this price, but don’t forget those are just NVIDIA’s suggested retail prices.
GeForce GTX 1050 series will be available for purchase starting from October 25th.
Here are the specs of GTX 1050 series.
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Series Specifications|
|VideoCardz.com||GTX 1060 6GB||GTX 1060 3GB||GTX 1050 Ti||GTX 1050|
|Fabrication Process||16nm FinFET||16nm FinFET||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET|
|Base Clock||1506 MHz||1506 MHz||1290 MHz||1354 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1709 MHz||1709 MHz||1392 MHz||1455 MHz|
|Memory Clock||2002 MHz||2002 MHz||1752 MHz||1752 MHz|
|Eff. Mem. Clock||8008 MHz||8008 MHz||7008 MHz||7008 MHz|
|Memory||6GB GDDR5||3GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5||2GB GDDR5|
|Launch Price||249 USD||199 USD||139 USD||109 USD|
|Launch Date||July 2016||August 2016||October 2016||October 2016|
Just like refreshed version of GTX 950, GTX 1050 series will not require any power connectors. It is however possible for AIBs to add such connectors if they find it necessary.
Lastly, here are official benchmarks for GTX 1050 non-Ti. Please do not ask me why NVIDIA decided to compare it against ancient GTX 650, when we already have GTX 750 and GTX 950..
Bonus content: here are some GTX 1050 cards from ZOTAC. There are three cards: GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 Ti OC.