NVIDIA Quietly Releases GeForce GTX 1050 3GB!

While the world waits for NVIDIA Ampere to finally see the light of day, NVIDIA quietly releases a new budget graphics card – the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB! Here are the full details!

NVIDIA Quietly Releases GeForce GTX 1050 3GB!

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Featuring a higher-clocked GP106 GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB slides in between the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Price Check), and the “original” GeForce GTX 1050 (Price Check) with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. There was no official announcement. NVIDIA just slipped it into their GeForce GTX 1050 page.

NVIDIA Quietly Releases GeForce GTX 1050 3GB!

The new GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is a bit of an oddball. It features the same GPU as the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, clocked higher, so it has 8.5% higher texture and pixel fill rates. Yet, NVIDIA “crippled” it by giving it a 96-bit memory bus, reducing its memory bandwidth by 25%.

The end result – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB has a 8.5% faster GPU than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, but 25% less memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 1050. It comes with 3GB of GDDR5 memory though – 50% more than the “original” GeForce GTX 1050.

Is this a response to the launch of AMD Raven Ridge desktop APUs, like the Ryzen 5 2400G or the Ryzen 3 2200G? This is certainly a curious, late addition to the esports graphics card market…

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Specification Comparison

Here is a comparison of the new GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, and both the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Price Check), and the “original” GeForce GTX 1050 (Price Check) with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.

Specification
GeForce GTX
1050 Ti
GeForce GTX
1050 (3 GB)
GeForce GTX
1050 (2 GB)
GPU GP106-400 GP106-400 GP106-300
Fab Process 14 nm FinFET 14 nm FinFET 14 nm FinFET
CUDA Cores 768 768 640
Textures Per Clock 48 48 40
ROPs 32 32 32
Base Clock 1290 MHz 1392 MHz 1354 MHz
Boost Clock 1392 MHz 1518 MHz 1455 MHz
Texture Fill Rate 61.9 – 66.8 GT/s 66.8 – 72.9 GT/s 54.2 – 58.2 GT/s
Pixel Fill Rate 41.3 – 44.5 GP/s 44.5 – 48.6 GP/s 43.3 – 46.6 GP/s
Graphics Memory 4 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 128-bit 96-bit 128-bit
Memory Clock Speed 1752 MHz 1752 MHz 1752 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s 84 GB/s 112 GB/s
TDP 75 W 75 W 75 W

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