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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 To Utilize Pascal GP107 GPU – 768 CUDA Cores, 1.38 GHz Boost and 75W TDP

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Sep 4, 2016
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The first specifications of the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card have been leaked by Benchlife. The source alleges that the entry level NVIDIA GeForce solution based on Pascal will feature a new chip. Based on the same FinFET architecture that is featured on the flagship Titan X graphics card, the GTX 1050 will offer users increased GPU efficiency and performance compared to previous generations.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Features GP107 GPU – 768 Cores, 4 GB VRAM and 75W TDP

NVIDIA has so far introduced three Pascal chips for the consumer market. The GP102 for Titan X, GP104 for GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 and GP106 for GTX 1060. A fourth chip will soon be arriving to consumers in the form of the GTX 1050 card. This chip is known as GP107 and would be the smallest Pascal chip unless NVIDIA plans to intro a GP108 GPU. The specific codename for the SKU being used on GTX 1050 is allegedly GP107-400. This indicates that the chip is the fully enabled SKU with no disabled cores.

The specifications listed down at the source reveal that the GP107 features 768 CUDA Cores. This would mean we are looking at 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. As for clock speeds, we are looking at 1318 MHz core and 1380 MHz boost clock which is around a 250 MHz jump over the GM107 GPU. This increases the texture fill rate up to 84 GTexel/s (almost twice of GM107). The card should also feature up to 4 GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz. This gives us 112 GB/s bandwidth along the narrow 128-bit bus interface.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPUz:

GPUz shot of the GTX 1050 graphics card. (Image Credits: Benchlife)

A surprising thing about the GP107 chip is that it’s TDP is suggested at 75W. This means that NVIDIA can do away with additional PCI-e power connections on the reference cards. AIBs would follow too but that won’t stop them for offering more beefier designs that would cost extra. AMD’s Radeon RX 460 card also comes with no power connector on reference boards but AIB models with higher frequencies do support extra connectors.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Price, Performance and Availability

As for price and performance, it is expected that the GeForce GTX 1050 should cost close to $149 US since the 3 GB GTX 1060 costs $199 US. The card is expected to perform close to AMD’s RX 470 graphics card. The GeForce GTX 1050 is expected to be available in mid-October. It should be a ideal solution for gamers who want to play MOBA and AAA titles on 1080p displays. The GeForce GTX 1050 should pack all the Pascal goodies found on the other GeForce solutions and will bring those to gamers at a much more affordable price range.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA Titan X
Graphics CoreGP107GP107GP106GP104GP106GP104GP104GP102
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size132mm2132mm2200mm2314mm2200mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2
Transistors3.3 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores640 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1354 MHz1290 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1392 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1530 MHz
FP32 Compute1.8 TFLOPs2.1 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11 TFLOPs
VRAM2 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface 128-bit bus128-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorNoneNoneSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP75W75W120W120W120W150W180W250W
Display Outputs1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch DateOctober 2016October 2016September 2016TBD13th July 201610th June 201627th May 20162nd August 2016
Launch Price$109 US$139 US$199 US$199 US$249 US$379 US$599 US$1200 US

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