Nvidia GTX 1050 and 1050Ti announced
Nvidia has finally unveiled the GTX 1050 and 1050Ti – their newest entry-level graphics cards from the Pascal family and successors to the Maxwell-based Nvidia GTX950.
The GTX 1050 is estimated to provide 3x better performance than the GTX650, and around 1.75x better than the former power-efficient card – the GTX 750Ti. The card is expected to be on par with the GTX960, and the Ti version is expected to be on par, or at least close, to the GTX970.
Despite the higher efficiency both in terms of raw gaming power and power consumption, the GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050Ti are NOT VR Ready, as the constant 90FPS requirement of VR games might be too straining.
The GTX 1050 features 640 Cuda cores with 2GB GDDR5 RAM, meanwhile the GTX 1050Ti features 768 Cuda cores that sports 4GB GDDR5 RAM. Both cards are very power efficient, consuming only a max of 75Watts – no external power required.
Nvidia, however, won’t be making any founders or reference versions of the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050Ti but will let its partner manufacturers produce their own GTX1050/Ti cards by following the base specifications or modifying it to their standards.
Since the GTX1050/Ti requires no external PCI power, we might see manufacturers adding more power to the card by dishing out an external power requirement, and at the same time, will let more room for OC abilities.
The GTX1050 and 1050Ti will be available this Oct, 25, and will have a suggested retail price of only $109 and $139, respectively.