NVIDIA launches GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, 768 CUDAs with 96-bit bus

Published: 21st May 2018, 11:33 GMT   Comments

A GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 2GB hybrid

It’s no longer a rumor. NVIDIA officially adds GeForce GTX 1050 3GB to their lineup. This means that the 3GB variant is not Asia-exclusive – otherwise it wouldn’t be listed like 1060 5GB wasn’t.

The GTX 1050 3GB has the same CUDA core count as GTX 1050 Ti, which is 768. Surprisingly, this card has 102 MHz higher base clock and 126 MHz higher boost clock than the Ti model. In other words, this card has higher theoretical computing power.

The biggest change can be seen in memory configuration. The GTX 1050 2GB has never been a good choice for 1080p gaming with higher textures. Such frame buffer is simply insufficient. The GTX 1050 3GB should become an interesting alternative here.

With 3GB GDDR5 memory on board and 96-bit memory bus, you can expect up to 84 GB/s of bandwidth. But who is this card for? Definitely casual gamers with a budget in mind. It should provide playable experience in most MMO games, not necessarily in more demanding titles (unless image quality is not important to you).

Question is, is this the last GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card before we get the taste of next-gen architecture?

NVIDIA GeForce 1050 Series
GeForce GTX 1050 2GBGeForce GTX 1050 3GBGeForce GTX 1050 Ti
GPU14nm FF GP10714nm FF GP10714nm FF GP107
CUDA Cores
 
640
 
768
 
768
Max FP32 Compute
 
1.86 TFLOPS
 
2.33 TFLOPS
 
2.14 TFLOPS
Base Clock
 
1354 MHz
 
1392 MHz
 
1290 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1455 MHz
 
1518 MHz
 
1392 MHz
Memory Clock
 
7 GHz
 
7 GHz
 
7 GHz
Memory
 
2 GB GDDR5
 
3 GB GDDR5
 
4 GB GDDR5
Memory Bus
 
128-bit
 
96-bit
 
128-bit
Memory Bandwidth
 
112 GB/s
 
84 GB/s
 
112 GB/s

 




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