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 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.
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.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Specification Comparison
1050 (3 GB)
1050 (2 GB)
|Fab Process||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET|
|Textures Per Clock||48||48||40|
|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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