Nvidia never stops. Its family of Pascal graphics cards , which premiered with the beast GXT 1080 continues to grow towards more affordable levels. This is another advancement to convince gamers who aspire to play without a big investment to stick with Nvidia.
The two new members of the large family are the Nvidia GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti. The difference between the two is in the CUDA cores. The Ti model comes with 768 CUDA and the GTX 1050 in 640 CUDA cores. Also there is reduced GDDR5 memory from 4GB to 2 GB respectively.
No VR support but runs at 60 fps and 1080p with a Core i5
As for the operating speed, the Nvidia GTX 1050 reaches 1455 MHz (the base is 1354 Mhz) and 1392 Ghz for Ti model. The both models come with a bandwidth of 112 GB/s.
The two new graphics cards support resolutions up to 7680 x 4320 pixels at 60 Hz, but are not ready for virtual reality or for SLI configurations
According to Nvidia, with these new cards we can play games like The Division, The Witcher 3 or GTA V at 60 fps 1080p resolution with a Core i5 as processor.
No extra power supply
A key to understanding these new Nvidia graphics is the power consumption data available online. Its TDP base is 75 W, which means that they require no external power supply and can work perfectly only with the power they receive from their PCIe connectivity.
In terms of ports, the new Nvidia GTX 1050 features DisplayPort 1.4a, HDMI 2.0 and DVI Dual Link-ports
Price and Availability
The new Nvidia GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will hit the market very soon. These can be purchased from October 25 for 109 dollars. They are available from the usual partners, including ASUS, GigaByte and MSI among others. The GTX 1050 Ti model will cost 10 dollars higher.
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