A whole host of images of Nvidia’s new Pascal based GP107 card, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti have leaked out onto the internet, further solidifies the positioning of the new card, specifications and the fact it actually exists.
Okay – I admit it, much of the press, coverage and excitement of graphics cards and CPU’s does naturally get lost on the high end products, and GPU’s such as the GTX 1050 Ti and the RX 460 often receive a lot less attention from gamer’s. But with ‘entry level’ graphics cards now becoming so powerful (in the case of the GTX 1050 Ti, it actually slightly outperforms the GeForce GTX 960), they represent excellent solutions for cheaper, smaller form factor PCs or streaming solutions.
So, what have the leaked images of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti confirmed? Well, for a start this particular chinese board does feature 4GB of GDDR5 RAM, which should be ample enough at the 1080P resolution. As we’ve discussed earlier, the RAM is operating on just a 128-bit memory bus though, but even so the 112GB/s bandwidth should be enough. We also see the inclusion of a 6-Pin PCIE-E power connector, but judging from rumors this is optional (so some AIB’s may not even add it). Essentially the GPU operates at 75W or under, but for the sake of better overclocking and stability, the 6-Pin can provide enough extra juice.
Overall, the PCB design is pretty simple – but with 768 CUDA cores, 32 ROPS and 48 TMU’s the GPU does put out enough grunt to feed the frames for less demanding gamer’s. For more information on the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti specs take a look at our article here, which also includes the first benchmarks too.
The release date for the card appears to be the 18th October, 2016, with the GTX 1050 vanilla launching a few days later, on the 26th. There’s also a few rumors circulating to say that the GTX 1050 Special Edition (SE) will also see a release.
We don’t have an official price for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, but it’s likely we’re going to be seeing the card hitting store shelves at around the $150 mark, as much more than that would put it too closer to the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB model (affiliate link).
The regular GeForce GTX 1050 on the other hand will be considerably cheaper, likely at around the $120 US dollar mark, but will naturally be further cut down with lower clocks and possibly fewer CUDA cores and likely 2GB of VRAM.