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Nvidia officially announces the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti

By Scorpus
Oct 18, 2016
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  1. After many rumors over the past couple of weeks, Nvidia has officially announced both the GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, filling out Nvidia's Pascal line-up with new entry-level products.

    Nvidia is touting a 3x performance improvement in the GTX 1050 relative to the aging GTX 650, with the GTX 750 Ti falling between the two. For this reason, Nvidia is claiming the GTX 1050 is all you need to play your favorite games at frame rates above 60 FPS, including GTA V and Gears of War 4, albeit at modest resolutions and quality settings.

    The company is positioning the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti as the perfect cards to transform basic PCs without discrete graphics into something that can play PC games. As both graphics cards don't require an external power connector, upgrading an old PC is easy and won't require a new power supply in most cases.

    The specifications for the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti shouldn't surprise if you've been following the leaks. Both cards are based on Nvidia's GP107 GPU and feature 75W TDPs. The GTX 1050 has 640 CUDA cores alongside 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, while the GTX 1050 Ti bumps this up to 768 CUDA cores with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.

    The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will both become available on October 25th from a wide variety of board partners; Nvidia is not releasing Founders Edition variants of these cards. The GTX 1050 Ti is priced at a modest $139, while the GTX 1050 is just $109, placing both in strong competition with AMD's Radeon RX 460.

    Look out for a review of both cards on TechSpot shortly before the launch next week.

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  2. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Maniac Posts: 318   +116

    Pretty good specs in the 1050 Ti for the price point. I'm replacing my 950 (2GB) with a 1070 SC (8GB) tomorrow.
     
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,908   +530

    It's so weird for them to compare these cards with the old 650... and wtf is a "basic PC"?
     
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  4. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Booster Posts: 101   +51

    A basic PC is probably referring to a system that just has onboard graphics instead of a discrete solution.
     
  5. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Booster Posts: 167   +48

    Gonna replace the 550ti with it. Wont even need a Supplementary Power Connector thats cool.
     
  6. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    Seeing NVIDIA's relative performance-graphs, compared to the GTX 750 Ti, the GTX 1050 Ti seems to be in the league of the GTX 960; a far cry from something in the middle of the GTX 960 & GTX 970, leaving a big gap of performance.
     
  7. transerv

    transerv TS Rookie

    My 650Ti still plays the games on high all the tricks but not D10 I just pick up a new 970 for 250$ for SLI.. no rebate.
     
  8. USAvenger

    USAvenger TS Enthusiast Posts: 27   +21

    I hate to break the bad news to you, but you overpaid for a 970. You would have been better served by a 1060 8GB. Thanks, slickdeals.
     
  9. USAvenger

    USAvenger TS Enthusiast Posts: 27   +21

    Obviously, I missed the important "for SLI" part (where's that edit button at?!), but you get the point. Slickdeals is your friend.
     
  10. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Booster Posts: 101   +51

    GTX 1060 has no 8GB option. Only 3 and 6.
     
  11. USAvenger

    USAvenger TS Enthusiast Posts: 27   +21

    Proofreading is not my friend.
     
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  12. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Booster Posts: 101   +51

    Happens to me all the time!
     
  13. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Booster Posts: 167   +48

    well it does come with more vram than them so there's that...
     
  14. Bigtruckseries

    Bigtruckseries TS Maniac Posts: 415   +219

    Why the hell would I buy a 1050 when I could just spent less than $30 more and get the 1050 Ti?

    They should cut out the 1050 entirely and only produce the 1050Ti.

    I'm thinking that the 1050 will end up being the base card in $800 Desktops from HP and Alienware - replacing the GTX 745 4GB
     
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  15. ddferrari

    ddferrari TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +39

    You can't SLI a 650Ti and a 970.
     
  16. lripplinger

    lripplinger TS Addict Posts: 260   +90

    Will be mostly interested to see how these cards compare to the old GTX 750Ti Maxwell card. If they don't require external power, that is great. Could just be what a lot of users with OEM machines can use.
     
  17. ddferrari

    ddferrari TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +39

    @ Iripplinger: C'mon man, the entire article is about ten sentences. The third paragraph states: "As both graphics cards don't require an external power connector, upgrading an old PC is easy and won't require a new power supply".
     
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  18. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    There's GTX 960 with 4 GB, so it can have the same memory as the GTX 1050 Ti; GTX 950 has 2 GB, just as the GTX 1050. My point is, if I'm right in my assumptions: if you're a GTX 950 owner, there will be no incentive to go for the GTX 1050; a different scenario from the 960 to 1060 or 970 to 1070 upgrades.

    Edit: there's even a second revision of the GTX 950, consuming 75 W and not requiring additional power; so there's that. If they're what I'm guessing from NVIDIA's own relative performance charts: they will be unappealing if not enough Pascal features are included in GP107.
     
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  19. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    So they say a a GTX 750TI sits in between the 1050 and TI, and from the few reviews I have read the rx 460 is usually beating the 750 ti and is just over or under the 950. So how is the $110 GTX 1050 suppose to compete with the $110 RX 460?
     
  20. DAOWAce

    DAOWAce TS Booster Posts: 249   +30

    $30 price difference?

    I don't even see the point of the Ti version existing if it's just $30 more.


    Anyway, where's the damn 1080 Ti? Do we seriously have to wait until January or later?
     
  21. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Booster Posts: 167   +48

    Well the 1000 series is a bit distorted in the naming scheme. The 1060 isn't replacing the 960 (more like 970 and even 980) and so on. Like the 960 is a 200$ GPU and the 1060 one for 300$ (even more here in switzerland). Yeah with a 950 it makes little sense to get the 1050 but its a good deal if you have something older and a weak PSU. I have a 550ti in one of my PC and the 1050ti is much more interesting to get now than a 950 or 750ti.

    The 970 is still stuck with 3.5GB of its fast vram so there's that and if you happen to have a 2GB 960 its also helping quite a bit.
     
  22. Lightspeed

    Lightspeed TS Enthusiast Posts: 33

    I say if you want a 'cheap' card, of sorts, get the AIB 1060 instead of these cards. I think even the 1050 Ti is still not worth it if you can play AAA titles with low to medium settings and maybe reach 60 FPS on those not so demanding scenes. The 1060 has been about on the same level as Maxwells 980, and even beating it on some games too.
    We all would love the 1080 or 1070, heck I would love it, but finances don't allow it right now, so I got myself the MSi 1060 from Massdrop.com. Good looking beast sized card, and it plays 1440p on medium to high quality settings.
     
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    "Nvidia is touting a 3x performance improvement in the GTX 1050 relative to the aging GTX 650, with the GTX 750 Ti falling between the two. For this reason, Nvidia is claiming the GTX 1050 is all you need to play your favorite games at frame rates above 60 FPS, including GTA V and Gears of War 4, albeit at modest resolutions and quality settings".

    And yet my 750ti is rated at only 60 watts TDP. Both of the 1060 cards are 75 watts. What's up with that, more memory in the 1050 eating 'lectricity?
     

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