Two new graphics cards were introduced by Nvidia yesterday, which adds more muscle to the GeForce GTX 10-series family. The two new graphics cards GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are priced at an affordable price and will have the power of Pascal.
Both GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are scheduled to launch on October 25 and they are priced at $109 and $139 respectively.
Both the cards, which are based around the Nvidia’s GP107 graphics processor will compete against AMD’s Radeon 460, which is also priced at the same range. The cards are made on 14nm FinFET process of Samsung, which has a die size of 135mm^2, 3.3 billion transistors, and a 128-bit memory interface.
The cards will also have 32 ROPs and use the GP107. Both the cards also promises to give the users a smooth 1080p gaming experience at 60 frames per second.
There are 640 CUDA cores with a base and boost clock of 1,354MHz and 1,455MHz respectively in the GTX 1050 card. The card also has 2GB of GDDR5 memory at 7Gbps which results in 112GB/s of memory bandwidth.
On the other hand the GTX 1050 Ti has a CUDA core count of 768 and has 4GB of GDDR5. However, the base and the boost clocks are a bit slower at 1,290MHz and 1,392MHz respectively. This is definitely the higher performing card among the two and you will have to spend $30 more for this.
The GTX 1050 Ti has also been currently tested for making it compatible with Oculus Rift‘s recently lowered hardware requirements. If this test is successfully done, there will be more reasons to buy this card.
Speaking about the cards, Nvidia said, “Out of the box the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are both blazing fast, with the GTX 1050 Ti on average 40 percent faster and more than 128 percnet more power efficient than the closest competitive product at stock speeds, demonstrating again the prowess of our Pascal architecture and GeForce GTX lineup,.”
Another great feature of the cards is their power consumption. The cards only need 75W of power, which means you will not require a PCIe power connection. Both the cards are also just 5.7 inches long, which would make them a perfect choice for small setups.
Nvidia has also offered a free reign to some of the hardware partner companies to design the GTX 1050 series cards as per their wishes. The list includes companies like Asus, EVGA, Galaxy, Gigabyte, IGame, Inn3D, MSI, Palit, and Zotac. Nvidia has also mentioned that the boost clock in some of the factory overclocked cards can reach up to the 1900MHz range.
We are eagerly waiting to see the both the graphics card in action soon and find out how they stacks up against the AMD’s Radeon 460.