Comes in hot at $109 & $139 

Nvidia today announces the much awaited GeForce GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti. Two latest graphic cards under the GP107 GPU – serving as the Pascal architecture’s spearheads to the entry level market. Both cards are aimed for 60 FPS and 1080P resolution gaming coming in with an MSRP of $109 and $139 respectively.


Based on the GP107, both cards features all the technologies that made the Pascal architecture a force to recon with. That includes the support for SMP, a better memory compression technology, power efficiency, and the GPU Boost 3.0 to name a few. Specification wise, the GeForce GTX 1050 musters 640 CUDA cores, while the GTX 1050 Ti had it plenty at 768 CUDA cores. These core counts are inline with the GTX 750 Ti (640) and the GTX 950 (768).

NVIDIA GPU Specification Comparison
 GTX 950GTX 750 TiGTX 1050GTX 1050 Ti
CUDA Cores768640640768
Texture Units48404048
Core Clock1126 MHz1020 MHz1354 MHz1290 MHz
Boost Clock1178 MHz1085 MHz1445 MHz1392 MHz
Memory Clock7 GHz GDDR55.4 GHz GDDR57 GHz GDDR57 GHz GDDR5
Memory Bus Width128-bit128-bit128-bit128-bit
MSRP AT LAUNCH$159$149$109$139

As far as specification goes, the GTX 1050 has a higher base and boost clock speeds over the GTX 1050 Ti. This is to make up for the lesser CUDA core count, less Texture Units and one less stream processor. Performance should still go to the GTX 1050 Ti, and from our limited benchmark results with the cards before launch date, we could say that both cards achieved a higher boost clock than what has been specified. Granted, those are AIB partner cards – but you should know that Nvidia wont release a “reference” Founders Edition model for both.


While we can’t provide benchmarks yet, the cards are expected to feature 60+ FPS output with the latest eSport titles. That should include Overwatch, DOTA2, and of course CS:GO among others. Fueled by eSports, Nvidia is aiming to provide you the best bang for your buck with these titles.


The GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti completes Nvidia’s lineup for the GTX 10 series, with of course the exception of the GTX 1080 Ti should Nvidia really release one. But with that said, we now have an entry level contender from the green team – putting much pressure to AMD’s RX 400 series especially if we’re to include the local pricing into the equation.