NVIDIA Quietly Releases GeForce GTX 1050 3GB!

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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…

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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)
GPUGP106-400GP106-400GP106-300
Fab Process14 nm FinFET14 nm FinFET14 nm FinFET
CUDA Cores768768640
Textures Per Clock484840
ROPs323232
Base Clock1290 MHz1392 MHz1354 MHz
Boost Clock1392 MHz1518 MHz1455 MHz
Texture Fill Rate61.9 – 66.8 GT/s66.8 – 72.9 GT/s54.2 – 58.2 GT/s
Pixel Fill Rate41.3 – 44.5 GP/s44.5 – 48.6 GP/s43.3 – 46.6 GP/s
Graphics Memory4 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR52 GB GDDR5
Memory Bus Width128-bit96-bit128-bit
Memory Clock Speed1752 MHz1752 MHz1752 MHz
Memory Bandwidth112 GB/s84 GB/s112 GB/s
TDP75 W75 W75 W

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