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?