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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1050 Variants Detailed – GP107 Based, Up To 4 GB VRAM, $149 and $119 US Price Points

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NVIDIA is expected to launch their entry-level GTX 1050 graphics card next month. Latest leaks suggest that it might not be one variant that will be available to consumers, but to totally different cards. The details coming in from HWBattle indicate that both variants will use the latest Pascal GP107 graphics core.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1050 Allegedly Launching in October

Details for the GeForce GTX 1050 have leaked out before. But now its essential to identify if that variant is the full or cut down variant. Leaked information reveals that one variant features the full GP107 GPU while the non-Ti features a cut down variant.

First is the fact that both GP107 cards will be replacing the aging GM107 cards. These include the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti. Both cards have been available for mass retail since early 2014 and were part of the first generation Maxwell GPUs. The GTX 950 does offer better performance but prices of GM107 products were cut down to make room for the new comer. The GM107 cards still sold well due to their low power requirements and the attractive prices.

Two years later, NVIDIA will be updating this market segment with brand new, Pascal based products. The GP107 GPU is a new core. It’s based on the 16nm FinFET core and has the same features as high-end Pascal boards. Lower number of cores, clocks and memory is expected but at the same time, these cards will show decent improvements over Maxwell.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti – Expected Price of $149 US

The card replacing both the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 950 is the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. If leaks hold any credibility, we can see this card in Mid-October. The card features a fully enabled GP107 die and has 4 GB of GDDR5 ram. The price of this model is expected around $149 US. NVIDIA has kept much of the architectural hierarchy of Pascal similar to Maxwell. Hence, we can see a similar core config, albeit with added enhancements for max performance and efficiency.

I have a very strong feeling that the earlier leaks were related to the Ti, rather than the cut down variant. Based on those specs, the GTX 1050 Ti could include 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.

68 CUDA Cores. This would mean we are looking at 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. As for clock speeds, we are looking at 1290 MHz base and 1382 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 – Expected Price of $119 US

Moving on to the next variant, we have the GTX 1050. The non-Ti variant is expected to feature a cut down GP107 core. It will have a few bits disabled here and there, along with lower clocks. This will mean lower power requirements, pushing it down to sub-75W. This model will be available in 2 GB base model. Priced at $119 US, this model can be a effective solution against the Radeon RX 460 which has the same price point.

Specs from Benchlife mention 640 CUDA cores clocked at 1354 MHz base and 1455 MHz boost clocks.

The card will be available in late October in several custom variants. Same is the case with the GTX 1050 Ti. The Ti model could feature additional power connector since AIB boards are known to offer better PCBs and more overclock-ability to end users.

In the end, these cards would bring the benefits of Pascal such as SMT and Ansel to a wider audience with out having the need to dish out several hundred of dollars on expensive cards. HTPC owners and ITX gamers will also enjoy these solutions as they would lower the power requirements and game on HD resolutions or play VR titles with somewhat playable capacities.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti NVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics Core GP107 GP107 GP107 GP106 / GP104 GP106 GP106 / GP104 GP104 GP104 GP104 GP102 GP102 GP102
Process Node 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Die Size 132mm2 132mm2 132mm2 200mm2 200mm2 200mm2 314mm2 314mm2 314mm2 471mm2 471mm2 471mm2
Transistors 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion
CUDA Cores 640 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 1152 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2432 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1354 MHz 1392 MHz 1290 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz 1480 MHz 1480 MHz
Boost Clock 1455 MHz 1518 MHz 1392 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1683 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1530 MHz 1583 MHz 1582
FP32 Compute 1.8 TFLOPs 2,3 TFLOPs 2.1 TFLOPs 4.0 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 8.1 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 11 TFLOPs 11.5 TFLOPs 12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM 2 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 9 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 11 Gbps 10 Gbps 11 Gbps 11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s 84 GB/s 112 GB/s 192 GB/s 160 GB/s 224 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 352 GB/s 480 GB/s 484 GB/s 547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus 96-bit bus 128-bit bus 192-bit bus 160-bit bus 192-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 352-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector None None None Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 75W 75W 75W 120W 120W 120W 150W 180W 180W 250W 250W 250W
Display Outputs 1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x 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
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
Launch Date October 2016 May 2018 October 2016 September 2016 TBD 13th July 2016 10th June 2016 26th October 2017 27th May 2016 2nd August 2016 10th March 2017 6th April 2017
Launch Price $109 US $119 US-$129 US $139 US $199 US TBD $249 US $349 US $449 US $499 US $1200 US $699 US $1200 US
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