After months of rumours Nvidia has at last taken the wraps off its GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Alongside the GTX 1050 it's the first graphics card to be manufactured on the 14nm FinFET fabrication process. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti packs a GP107 Pascal GPU and will be coming to stores for just $139 / €155 / £139, undercutting even the Radeon RX 460.
That price put it is slightly cheaper than we were expecting and certainly puts AMD in a bit of an uncomfortable position. With any luck we'll be seeing another round of price drops soon.
In terms of raw performance the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti promises to be a very capable graphics card. While we won't have benchmarks until next week, on paper the 1050 Ti is very close to the capabilities of the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB yet also comes with some remarkable overclocking headroom. Nvidia reckon clock speeds in excess of 2 GHz are easily achievable by its AIB partners. This, partnered with the 4GB GDDR5, could in fact see the GTX 1050 Ti outperform the GTX 1060 in certain VRAM-intensive scenarios.
Onwards to the specs, and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is quite a similar beast to the cut-down GTX 1050. It's got the full complement of 768 CUDA cores thanks to the additional streaming multiprocessor, equivalent to a 20% boost in performance. The 1050 Ti is clocked slightly lower at 1290 MHz, but considering the overclocking capabilities this likely doesn't count for much.
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Specifications
|Graphics Processing Clusters||2|
|Base Clock||1290 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1392 MHz|
|Memory Clock||3504 MHz|
|Memory Data Rate||7 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||112 GB/s|
|Texture Rate||61.9 GigaTexels/s|
|Transistor Count||3.3 billion|
|Display Connectors||1 x DisplayPort|
1 x HDMI
1 x Dual-Link DVI"
|Thermal Threshold||97 C|
|Form Factor||Dual Slot|
We've had to wait a long while for a true successor to the beloved Maxwell GTX 750 Ti, but this right here could be it. Performance is close to double that of Nvidia's older graphics card so it should make for a very tide upgrade for budget-conscious PC gamers.
Unfortunately we have no benchmarks to go until next week, but it'll certainly be interesting to see just how the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti stacks up against the competition.
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is out on October 25th priced at $139. As with the 1050 there is no reference model so it's third-party only for this one. Expect to see some huge overclocks from the likes of MSI and EVGA.
If $139 / €155 / £139 is a bit too much of a stretch for you, Nvidia also has its GeForce GTX 1050 2GB in the pipeline, due to launch on the same day. You can read all about that here.
What do you think then, does Nvidia have another winner on its hands? Anyone considering upgrading to Nvidia's latest budget graphics card of choice? Let us know what you think!