MSI Gaming App Updated to Support GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Series

Leaks and rumors regarding Nvidia’s next Pascal-based graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, have been making rounds for a while. Today’s developments show that AIBs might already have tools that support the yet to be unveiled GTX 1050 Ti as the GPU has made an appearance in the MSI Gaming App changelog.

MSI Gaming App Already Supports GTX 1050 Ti Gaming

As spotted by an eagle-eyed reader of the tech website KitGuru, MSI has updated its Gaming App to include support and adjust clock rates for the GTX 1050 Ti Gaming series. In fact, the manufacturer added support for the unreleased card back on 22nd Sept, and this is the second time it has tweaked the clock speed to get the best out of the GPU. Here’s the changelog:

Version: Build Date: 2016/10/05
1. Modify GTX 1050 Ti GAMING series clock value.
2. Update Dragon Eye.

Version: Build Date: 2016/09/29
1. Modify GTX 1050 Ti GAMING series clock value.
2. Add support new VBIOS for GTX 970 and GTX 980.

Version: Build Date: 2016/09/22
1. Add support GTX 1050 Ti GAMING series.
2. Add support GTX new 1080 and 1070 SEA HAWK.
3. Fix GamingApp not auto starts after restart in windows 7.
4. Fix “Random” not show with single color LED VGA card.


Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti Specs and Performance (Expected)

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will be based on a fully enabled Pascal GP107 GPU featuring 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The GPU is clocked at 1318MHz base and 1392MHz boost frequency. The 4GB GDDR5 memory is clocked at 7GHz giving a total of 112GB/s bandwidth across a 128-bit bus interface.

The card is expected to feature 75W TDP which means there won’t be a need for extra connections for power and it should be provided via the PCIe 3.0 socket alone.

In terms of performance, some purported early benchmarks show that the 1050 Ti is a massive overclocker. The card scores 1895 points in FireStrike Ultra, and 2513 points in Time Spy. Based on these results, we can expect the upcoming entry-level card to outperform a lot of custom variants of the Radeon R9 380 and GTX 960 cards.

Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti could launch on October 25 with a price tag of approx $149.

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