Several GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti custom models from different AIB partners have been listed online, indicating that these models will be readily available at launch.
Nvidia GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti Custom Models – Asus Strix, MSI Gaming and Gigabyte G1
Scheduled to launch in October, the GTX 1050 series graphics cards will be the first to use the GP107 GPU which is based on the latest Pascal architecture. Being affordable with the sub-$149 price range, the cards will target the entry-level market bringing Pascal’s great performance per watt of energy figures to the masses.
The listed GTX 1050 series custom models are from Asus, MSI and Gigabyte. The GTX 1050 Ti variants include the MSI Gaming X, MSI Gaming and Asus Strix, with all models featuring 4GB VRAM. The GTX 1050 is listed in MSI Gaming, Gigabyte G1 Gaming, Gigabyte Mini ITX OC and Asus Strix variants. All these four cards have 2GB VRAM configured on them.
Nvidia GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti Specs and Release Dates (Rumored)
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will sport a full-fat GP107 graphics core. We are looking at 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The GPU is clocked at 1318MHz base and 1380MHz boost frequency. With this jump of around 250MHz over the last-gen GM107 GPU, the texture fill rate of the chip is increased by two times up to 84 GTexel/s, while the pixel fill rate is maintained at 41.3 GPixel/s.
The Ti version has 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GHz. This is connected via a narrow 128-bit bus interface, giving a total bandwidth of 112GB/s. The TDP is rumored to be rated at 75 watts which means the card won’t need any extra power connector from the power supply, but could theoretically draw everything it needs from the PCIe 3.0 socket alone.
Moving to the GTX 1050, the non-Ti variant features a cut-down GP107 GPU having 640 CUDA cores, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs. We don’t know about the clock speeds yet, but they are likely to be slower, pushing the TDP down to sub-75W. The model will be available in 2GB base memory.
Both cards are expected to launch this month. Priced at $149, the GTX 1050 Ti could land earlier, on October 18, while the smaller GTX 1050 costing $119 is planned for October 26 launch.