We know from previous reports that Nvidia is readying to launch two new entry-level graphics cards based on the company’s latest Pascal architecture. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is rumored to launch around mid-October, with a follow-up GTX 1050 (non-Ti) launch in late October. Contrary to these reports, Nvidia might be planning to launch both cards on the same day, which is the October 25.
GeForce GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti Specs – GP107 GPU, 768 CUDA Cores, 75W TDP
Both GeForce GTX 1050 series SKUs will be based on a new GP107 GPU. The Ti version features a full-fat graphics core that packs 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The chip is clocked at 1318MHz base and 1392MHz boost frequency. This is a jump of around 250MHz over the last-gen GM107 GPU which increases the texture fill rate of the chip by two times up to 84 GTexel/s, with the pixel fill rate of 41.3 GPixel/s.
The GTX 1050 Ti has 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GHz on a narrow 128-bit bus interface, giving a total bandwidth of 112GB/s. What’s more interesting is that the card is rumored to have a TDP of 75 watts which means it could theoretically draw all the power it needs through the PCIe 3.0 socket alone. Though AIB partners could add extra power connections to ensure higher stable clock speeds.
We don’t know much about the GTX 1050 (non-Ti) except that it will be available in a 2GB base memory, and feature a cut-down GP107 GPU with 640 CUDA cores, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The clock speeds are likely to be slower than the Ti variant that would push the TDP down to sub-75 watts.
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti Performance Benchmarks Leaked
In terms of the performance, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 3DMark Firestrike and Time Spy benchmarks have leaked out via Chiphell, showing the card has a massive overclocking potential. According to the leaker, the chip was able to hit 1797MHz out of the box, without any power adjustments.
The card scored 1895 points in FireStrike Ultra, and 2513 points in Time Spy. Based on these results, the GTX 1050 Ti should easily outperform a lot of custom variants of the Radeon R9 380 and GTX 960 cards.
So we can expect the GTX 1050 Ti to offer an ideal solution for gamers on a strict budget and want to play MOBA and AAA titles on 1080p displays. Not only this but both entry-level SKUs should bring Pascal goodies found on other GeForce 10-series solutions to a more wider audience at a much more affordable price range. Reportedly, the GTX 1050 Ti will cost $149 while the non-Ti variant will be priced at $119.