Quick Look: Nvidia GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti—just in time for Christmas

Nvidia GTX 1050 Quick Specs:

  • CUDA Cores: 640
  • Core Speed: 1354 MHz (base); 1455 MHz (boost)
  • VRAM: 2 GB GDDR5
  • Memory Speed: 7 Gbps
  • Memory Bus: 128-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 112 GB/s
  • Power Requirement: 75 W
  • Output: DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, dual-link DVI
  • Others: Nvidia Ansel, Nvidia G-Sync, Nvidia GameStream, DirectX 12, Vulkan API, OpenGL
  • Dimensions: Dual slot, 5.7 x 4.38 inches
  • Price: USD 109 or PHP 5,242 directly converted

Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti Quick Specs:

  • CUDA Cores: 768
  • Core Speed: 1290 MHz (base); 1392 MHz (boost)
  • VRAM: 4 GB GDDR5
  • Memory Speed: 7 Gbps
  • Memory Bus: 128-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 112 GB/s
  • Power Requirement: 75 W
  • Output: DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, dual-link DVI
  • Others: Nvidia Ansel, Nvidia G-Sync, Nvidia GameStream, DirectX 12, Vulkan API, OpenGL
  • Dimensions: Dual slot, 5.7 x 4.38 inches
  • Price: USD 139 or PHP 6,684 directly converted

Nvidia’s Pascal-strutting wallet-friendly graphics cards have finally launched, allowing gamers on a budget the chance to experience the latest architecture’s prowess without spending more than they need to. The 1050 and 1050 Ti are the successors to the 750 and 750 Ti graphics cards, and they’re both looking to punch above their price range.

Let’s talk about the Nvidia GTX 1050 first. The cheaper and weaker of the two cards, the 1050 sports 640 CUDA cores clocked at a base 1354 MHz and a boost 1455 MHz. It has 2 GB of GDDR5 buffer with a 128-bit wide memory bus and an effective bandwidth of 112 GB/s. Miniscule at only 5.7 x 4.38 inches, it sips only 75 W of power through its PCIe connection. It will retail for USD 109 or around PHP 5,242 directly converted.

Meanwhile, the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti struts beefier specs, coming in with 768 CUDA cores clocked at a base and boost of 1290 and 1392 MHz. It also has a larger 4 GB GDDR5 video buffer, but with the same speed, bus, and bandwidth as its brother. Likewise, it measures 5.7 x 4.38 inches and draws all of its 75 W power requirement through the PCIe port. This one is tagged at USD 139 or PHP 6,684 directly converted.

Do note that Nvidia won’t be making reference versions of this card, so more likely than not, the specs above will change depending on the tastes of the brand’s add-in board partners. As such, we should expect higher factory overclocks and supplementary power requirements for the 1050 and 1050 Ti.

Some of the cards’ expected versions include the: Asus GTX 1050 (Ti) Mini; EVGA GTX 1050 (Ti) SuperClocked; Galax GTX 1050 (Ti); Gigabyte GTX 1050 (Ti); Colorful iGame GTX 1050 (Ti); Inno3D GTX 1050 (Ti) Compact; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 (Ti); Palit GeForce GTX 1050 (Ti); and Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 (Ti) Mini.

Suffice it to say, either of the cards should be on your Christmas wish list if you’re planning on upgrading your pre-built rig or building an affordable one for yourself during the holidays.

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