Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Review Roundup – The 14nm Pascal-based RX 460 Killers

Nvidia has launched their pair of affordable new graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti. Both cards are based on a new GP107 GPU that isn’t built using the same 16nm process from TSMC as the rest of the Pascal lineup, but relies on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process node.

The new process node helps Nvidia design smaller GPUs that offer a significant increase in performance and efficiency over the previous generation products. The GTX 1050 series graphics cards are aimed at the mass market where they tend to become an ideal graphics solution for budget gamers that want to play MOBA and AAA titles on 1080p displays.

That being said, reviews of both GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are out, and we’ll be providing you a round-up of all the reviews available as of today.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Specs & Pricing

The GTX 1050 Ti uses the full-fat GP107 which packs 3.3 billion transistors in a tiny a 135mm2 die. It comes packed with 768 CUDA Cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The core clock speed is set at 1290MHz with boost frequency of 1392MHz. The card has 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GHz and delivering 112GB/s bandwidth across the narrow 128-bit bus interface. Display ports include three DP 1.4a, a single HDMI and a Dual Link-DVI connector.

NVIDIA GP107-400-A1 GPU Core
NVIDIA GP107-400-A1 GPU Core

The TDP is rated at 75W which is the same as the Radeon RX 460’s Polaris 11 core. In terms of pricing, the GTX 1050 Ti costs $139–only $30 more than the RX 460 graphics card; however the new Pascal card is going to be on average 40 per cent faster than the AMD’s solution. But it seems like AMD had already anticipated what’s coming and has since adjusted costs of its two competing Polaris-based cards, the the Radeon RX 460 2GB and RX 470 4GB, which are now available for $100 and $170, respectively.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Review Round-Up:

Nvidia GTX 1050 Specs & Pricing

Moving to the non-Ti variant, the GeForce GTX 1050 is based on a cut-down GP107 core featuring 640 CUDA Cores, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The chip is clocked at 1354MHz base and 1455MH boost frequency.

The card will be available in 2GB models. Other specs including the memory interface width, bandwidth, and TDP remain the same as the elder sibling. The GeForce GTX 1050 is priced at $109.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Review Round-Up:

Check out the reviews and let us what do you think of the two new entry-level Pascal cards. Are they worthy successors to the legendary GTX 750 Ti? Share your thoughts in the comments below.