GeForce GTX 1050 Ti And 1050 To Launch This Month - First Benchmarks In For 1050 Ti

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 12:46 PM

It’s looking as if the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is heading towards an October 18th launch, with the cheaper GeForce GTX 1050 ready to go just over a week later. We’ve also got the first GTX 1050 Ti benchmark results, and it’s rocking some interesting performance.

Both graphics cards will debut the GP107 GPU core, bringing Pascal to the masses with (hopefully) rock bottom prices. We’re allegedly looking at $149 for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti; the first true successor to the pocket rocket that was the GTX 750 Ti. Compared to that Maxwell effort though, we’re seeing a significant bump in performance. It’s clocked at 1318 MHz base and 1380 MHz boost clock, with 4GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz. In total this provides 112 GB/s bandwidth through the 128-bit memory interface.

The GTX 1050 Ti is very small thanks to the tiny new GP107 GPU, and as standard requires no power connector, although AIB partners are free to exceed the 75W TDP and add their own power connector.

The first leaked benchmarks for this card is also mighty impressive. They have since been taken down, but the original 3D Mark 11 scores for the GTX 1050 Ti were P10054 for the Performance test and X3867 for the Xtreme benchmark. This makes the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti marginally more powerful than a GeForce GTX 770 (3656) or Radeon R9 380X (3507). That’s pretty fantastic, all said and done. We’re getting performance faster than the $240 R9 380X, all for $149. If true, the GTX 1050 Ti could become the next must-buy entry level graphics card.

Then we get to the GeForce GTX 1050. This is reportedly launching on October 26th and will retail for just $119. It uses a cut down version of the same GP107 GPU core, meaning lower clocks and less cores.As standard it comes with 2GB GDDR5 memory and has a TDP of less than 75W, drawing power exclusively from the PCI Express port. We’ve no benchmarks to go on here, but they’ll likely be a fair chunk lower than the 1050 Ti.

So there you have it, any of you tempted to pick either of these up? How do you expect these to stack up against AMD’s budget RX offerings?

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20:22 Oct-05-2016

I'll wait for low-profile 1050ti..

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20:13 Oct-05-2016

I think this is my next upgrade! Perfect for my res!

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21:27 Oct-05-2016

There might be a slight bottleneck tho, but nothing to bad it shoulnt be noticable that much in most games.

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04:24 Oct-05-2016

GTX 1050 Ti, here I come!

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16:25 Oct-04-2016

Nice, GTX 1050 Ti might be my next upgrade. Gotta wait for real benchmarks now.

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17:01 Oct-04-2016

not really good upgrade for you since its going to be just slighty more powerfull then your gtx 760

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16:12 Oct-05-2016

I would recommend something like GTX 1070 or better, but even GTX 1060/RX 480 would be a good upgrade.

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19:47 Oct-05-2016

i can only agree with huilhermeG

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14:59 Oct-04-2016

Should I go for the 1050 or the Ti version?

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21:51 Oct-05-2016

Ti version ofc, but first i reccomend you a Cpu upgrade as that Cpu eill make a considerable bottleneck.

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10:00 Oct-06-2016

if the gtx 1050ti is as good as a gtx 960 +/- 5%, then NO it won't be a bottleneck.

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12:47 Oct-04-2016

Leak also mentioned @ GB VRAM (if I remember well).


If true, it won't be worth due to high VRAM req these days. $149 version with 4 GB VRAM would be awesome.
I suppose AMD could give 470 a$15-20 price cut and destroy this.

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14:10 Oct-04-2016

but stil this is not same tier card this will be just same fast as gtx 960

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05:45 Oct-06-2016

Pricing wise it will be after a $20 price cut.

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07:34 Oct-06-2016

But if they do that the RX 480 will be somewhat useless since sometimes the difference between the 470 and 480 is 5-10 fps

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09:11 Oct-06-2016

Yeah... But 470 is still way faster than 960 for extra $30.

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03:59 Oct-04-2016

Im a bit dissapointed with the 1050 ti performance here, i was expecting to go near the performance of the 970, i guess i would go with the 1060 instead :/

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08:17 Oct-04-2016

your not right here, 1050 ti i slower 20-30% than 1060

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03:19 Oct-04-2016

So slower than the RX 470 for what will probably be the same price but lower power consumption.

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03:28 Oct-04-2016

I'm amazed how my GPU still doing it fine today... Its 3.5 year old card :O, just saw the GD Rig Vs Rig bench and its very low the diference bewteen our rigs :O And mine is older in some parts tho

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03:48 Oct-04-2016

I had the 280X and it is still a very capable GPU for 1080P gaming but when I decide to OC it should put quite some distance between the two + I have the MSI Gaming X version so it's already factory OC'ed.

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12:02 Oct-04-2016

Mine is factory OC too :) 1070Mhz Core and 1550Mhz Memory, but I've put to 1100Mhz Core and 1650Mhz Memory :) Still rocking theses days :D Cheers

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03:05 Oct-04-2016

I do agree with the fact that this card will beat out the the older generation and It might beat the R9 380X. Considering the ridiculous jump in performance.

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19:26 Oct-03-2016

Better than R9 380x? I doubt.

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23:02 Oct-03-2016

based on what? that the rest of pascal has been under-powered? oh wait it hasnt. a 1070 beats the titan x-m. i guess a 1050ti could beat a 380x.

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15:36 Oct-04-2016

That leaked specs don't seems to be that great, I wouldn't expect much of this card. But I really hope I'm wrong.

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16:49 Oct-04-2016

fair enough. i like that we can have different opinions on this and its not a flame war lol

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18:49 Oct-03-2016

dude, it it is hitting the 10,000 range on the 3d mark 11 which means it will be around the gtx 960 so will be great at 1080p. Dude for 150, this is going to be amazing!

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00:30 Oct-04-2016

I agree, gonna be a nice budget card.
Although I again scratch my head as to why the 960 was getting so much hate when it was first released. Now we are getting an equivalent card two years later for only $50 cheaper. Sure the 960 has less VRAM, but still...

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14:28 Oct-04-2016

Yeah, people are weird. BUUUT that Vram is big right now. Since these games at 1080p are using almost a full 4gb it is going nuts!!! 2-3 years ago, i would have laughed at 4gb being used... so i figured what the heck i will just get a 1070 with 8 gb so i will be solid for a long time.

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02:12 Oct-05-2016

Yes VRAM is big right now. But those ultra textures (which necessitate this sudden jump in vram reqts) are too much hype imo (unless you game at 4k). The advanced graphic options like better AO are what really makes graphics look good. And those arent VRAM heavy. Raw power is still king.

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15:57 Oct-03-2016

And it's still unknown will GTX 1050 have also 32 ROPs like GTX 1050 Ti, or maybe 16, 24?

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15:09 Oct-03-2016

hmm GTX680 (later sold as pumped up GTX770) had die size of about 294 mm2 (just for reference, 980Ti is 601 mm2), so I guess if nVidia releases about 200 mm2 sized 1050Ti, it's not that big leap forward regarding size/performance past 4 years, is it? - obviously the power consumption drop is remarkable, my previous GTX770 had 8+6pin power connectors and this new lil beast has none by default

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18:45 Oct-03-2016

which is amazing!!! i LOVE that the x50 ti version will run off the 75 watts of the MOBO. it is beautiful for an entry level rig.

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07:38 Oct-04-2016

indeed indeed,
but what I'm pointing out is the fact that nowadays hardware manufacturers are boasting about "performance increases" while they're only providing more efficient yet not stronger cards

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14:50 Oct-03-2016

No way that is GTX 1050 Ti more powerful than R9 380X and GTX 770.Only because it has higher core clock and that isn't something like GTX 1060 with insane high clock frequency?I don't think so.What about memory interface, CUDA cores and TMU, that's is significantly lower with GTX 1050 Ti than 770 and r9 380X?

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15:25 Oct-03-2016

different architecture, you can't compare specs directly

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15:35 Oct-03-2016

I know, but differences with CUDA cores, TMU and memory interface are to high.With that logic my RX 470 should be on par with GTX 980 and r9 390X, but it's not, it's on par with GTX 970 and R9 390, actually 1 or 2 % below them.

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18:52 Oct-03-2016

well I think it would be best to wait for the official benchmarks

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09:05 Oct-04-2016

Maxwell has 35% higher IPC than Kepler, while Pascal has 10% lower IPC than Maxwell, thus Pascal has 25% higher IPC(per clock shader performance in this case) than Kepler. And the Texel Rate = TMUs x Core Clock speeds. So fewer TMUs clocked higher are equal than more TMUs clocked lower. So 25% stronger Cuda Cores that are also clocked about 20-30% higher, it makes it up quite well.

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14:31 Oct-03-2016

Better than a r9 380X that sounds a bit to much optimistic, let's hope thats true and the price ACTUALLY (in the whole world) for once stay around 150$-170$. It would mean that AMD and also older gen cards from both amd and nvidia drop in price quite a bit.

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14:34 Oct-03-2016

the price to stay the same is impossible because of import taxes and delivery prices... like the msi gaming x 1080 is like 750$ in usa but in denmark you have to pay around 1000$ because of delivery to the companies and import taxes

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14:49 Oct-03-2016

Yea i know here in Serbia an RX470 costs 280$-320$ for the 4GB model. For comparison the GTX960 is -260$ for 2GB model. And the GTX1080 is 900$-910$, like anyone here eaven has more than 200$ to spend on a GPU at most. Most ppl only have 350$ for the whole machine. Also look at this logic my country got boomed from NATO and we have to pay tax to america (ps they did not repay the damage done and ruin the economy) ?

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15:05 Oct-03-2016

Here in Serbia things aren't that bad like they are in some other countries in the world about prices.It's not good either.The trick is in this, you shouldn't buy card within first month when it arrives on the market.After 1 month, prices drop a little.I did make mistake and bought Sapphire Nitro RX 470 right away in august and now for that money and 2000 dinars more, you can buy Sapphire RX 480

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22:58 Oct-03-2016

@Mnemonik i know what u mean my friend couldnt wait so he bought the first custom RX 480 he could find ( powercolor at the time ) for 53k now that same GPU costs 38k xD

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14:31 Oct-03-2016

nice :D the perfect low budget gpu

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13:49 Oct-03-2016

nice

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13:46 Oct-03-2016

Can't wait!

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