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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti Details 2.0

Today, NVIDIA officially reveals two new graphics cards – the GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Built around the GP107 GPU, the new GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti are designed for entry-level and eSports gaming.

Posted initially @ 2016-10-18

Updated @ 2016-10-20 : Added NVIDIA’s commentary to the presentation in Page 2.


The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Presentation

NVIDIA gave us a special briefing on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics yesterday. We prepared a video presentation so you can see what we saw during the briefing.

Notable points about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card in the presentation : [adrotate banner=”4″]
  • It is based on the GP107 GPU.
  • It has triple the performance of the GeForce GTX 650.
  • It will deliver frame rates in excess of 60 fps in the latest games running at 1080p with medium settings.
  • It will come with 640 CUDA cores, 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, and a TDP of less than 75W.
  • It will be available on November 8th with a price tag of US$ 109.
  • A higher-end GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will have 768 CUDA cores, 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and a price tag of US$ 139 on October 25th.


The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Q&A Session

We also had the opportunity to ask NVIDIA some questions about the new cards. Check out the Q&A session!

Some key takeaways from the Q&A session :
  • The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 are NOT certified VR Ready. NVIDIA recommends the GeForce GTX 1060 and above.
  • They do NOT have SLI capability (obviously).
  • There won’t be any Founder’s Edition for these two cards.
  • They will both support NVIDIA Ansel.
  • They can be used as PhysX cards.

Get more details on both cards in the next page.


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 & GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Specifications

SpecificationsGeForce GTX 1050GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Graphics Processing Cluster22
Streaming Multiprocessors56
CUDA Cores (single precision)640768
Texture Units4048
ROP Units3232
Base Clock1354 MHz1290 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1392 MHz
Memory Clock3504 MHz3504 MHz
Memory Data Rate7 Gbps7 Gbps
L2 Cache Size1024 KB1024 KB
Total Video Memory2 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface128-bit128-bit
Total Memory Bandwidth112 GB/s112 GB/s
Texture Rate (Bilinear)54.2 GigaTexels/s61.9 GigaTexels/s
Fabrication Process14 nm14 nm
Transistor Count3.3 Billion3.3 Billion
Connectors1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x Dual-Link DVI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x Dual-Link DVI
Form FactorDual SlotDual Slot
Power ConnectorsNoneNone
Recommended Power Supply300 Watts300 Watts
Thermal Design Power (TDP)75 Watts75 Watts
Thermal Threshold97 °C97 °C

Next Page > The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Presentation (With Commentary)


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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Presentation (With Commentary)

We’re adding two new gaming GPUs to our award-winning lineup of NVIDIA Pascal-based GPUs — the GeForce GTX 1050, starting at $109, and the GTX 1050 Ti, starting at $139. Both will let you play your favorite games at a smooth 60 frames-per-second.

Built on the same Pascal architecture as the most advanced GPUs in the world, the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti let new PC gamers discover why GeForce delivers the best gaming experiences.

These GPUs are a great choice for new gamers. Here’s why:

1) The PC Is the Premier Gaming Platform

If you’re a new gamer, these two new GPUs let you be a part of the biggest story in gaming. PC gaming is thriving because it’s open, dynamic and upgradable and developers are releasing more games for the PC than any other platform.

From first-person shooters to massive online battle areas, from top strategy games to simulation games, the PC offers the richest variety of gaming experiences.

2) eSports Are Bigger Than Ever

One of the biggest drivers of PC gaming is eSports, which continues to grow in popularity with a viewership of almost 300 million people in 2016 alone. This growth creates a virtuous cycle of increasing prize pools, which attract the world’s best talent. In fact, the $20 million prize pool for the latest DOTA 2 International is double that of both the Cricket World Cup 2016 and the 2016 Masters Golf tournament.

New content like Overwatch — which has drawn 77 million viewers in the first two months — continues to drive immense interest. And as more people watch eSports, more people are playing PC games.

3) Modern Games Need Modern Performance

The GPU performance required to run a modern game at 1080p and 60fps with good quality settings has tripled for modern, current generation games. So if you bought a GPU 3 or 4 years ago — such as the GeForce GTX 650 — and were able to play the latest games back then, you’ll find your graphics performance coming up short in today’s games.

With the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti, you’ll be able to play today’s most popular games at a smooth 60fps, while sipping a paltry 75 watts of power.

Out of the box the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are both blazing fast, with the GTX 1050 Ti on average 40% faster and more than 128% more power efficient than the closest competing product at stock speeds, demonstrating again the prowess of our Pascal architecture and GeForce GTX lineup.

And upgrading to the GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti couldn’t be any easier. Neither need an external power connector. Yet both deliver unheard of levels of performance and power efficiency for this class of product. Just plug in the card, install our GeForce Experience software, click a button to optimize game settings and game on.

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4) Powerful Hardware Requires Powerful Software

GeForce is more than just the No. 1 brand in PC gaming. There are over 100 million GeForce PC gamers today, which is far and away the most popular brand on Steam and it’s the most popular GPU in iCafes around the world. When professional gamers are competing for multimillion dollar prize pools, the brand they overwhelmingly trust is GeForce.

In addition to high-performance gaming hardware, we’ve also created very powerful software. More than 300 specialized graphics engineers work closely with game developers to integrate the latest game technology into their titles. We deliver Game Ready drivers alongside the latest titles so gamers worldwide are always enjoying the best gaming experience. And our GeForce Experience application pulls it all together to provide instant driver updates, automatic game optimizations, the ability to share your favorite gaming experiences, and a host of giveaways to gamers everywhere.


GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti: Available Everywhere from Everyone

GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti custom boards will be available from NVIDIA GeForce Partners, including ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, iGame, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. NVIDIA GeForce partners represent a global network that will deliver GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti to gamers in 238 countries and territories. GTX 1050 Ti will be available on October 25, while the GTX 1050 will be available on or before November 8.

You can check out the initial list (and pictures) of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti partner boards here!


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4GB Radeon RX 480 A Better Deal After 8GB Price Hike

When AMD first revealed the Radeon RX 480 during Computex 2016, they announced that it will come with 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 memory. They also revealed that the 4GB Radeon RX 480 will cost US$199, while the 8GB model will cost US$229.

Yesterday, AMD officially launched the Radeon RX 480, but they increased the price of the 8GB model from US$229 to US$239. That’s a hike of US$10 over the original price, and a US$40 (20%) premium over the 4GB model.


4GB Radeon RX 480 A Better Deal

Of course, the original $229 price of the 8GB Radeon RX 480 was not set in stone, like the $199 price for the 4GB Radeon RX 480. It was an indicative price at that point. However, the higher price will make the 4GB Radeon RX 480 a more enticing proposition than the 8GB model.

After all, our AMD Radeon RX 480 review showed that it was best used for 1080p gaming. If that is what you are using it for, then there is not much need for additional 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Sure, having 8GB of RAM may improve benchmark scores a little, but it won’t be as much as the 20% price premium it demands.

This means the 4GB Radeon RX 480 will offer the best bang for your buck, and is therefore, the best choice for 1080p gaming from AMD. Unfortunately, there seems to be a dearth of 4GB Radeon RX 480 cards in the market. Obviously, we are not the only ones to come to the same conclusion…

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