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 950||GTX 750 Ti||GTX 1050||GTX 1050 Ti|
|Core Clock||1126 MHz||1020 MHz||1354 MHz||1290 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1178 MHz||1085 MHz||1445 MHz||1392 MHz|
|Memory Clock||7 GHz GDDR5||5.4 GHz GDDR5||7 GHz GDDR5||7 GHz GDDR5|
|Memory Bus Width||128-bit||128-bit||128-bit||128-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.