Nvidia's GP107 GPU for GTX 1050 Ti shown in leaked images

Scorpus

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Someone has obtained a board for Nvidia's upcoming GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, revealing the company's new Pascal GP107 GPU that's reportedly being built using Samsung's 14nm process.

The photos reveal a die smaller than a postage stamp, which is significantly smaller than the GP106 GPU used on the GTX 1060. This is due to a reduction in CUDA core count that sees the GTX 1050 Ti packed with 768 cores, as opposed to 1280 on the GTX 1060 6GB models. The reduction in core count, along with a smaller 128-bit memory bus, reduces the overall size of the GPU.

The die is surrounded by four GDDR5 memory chips for a total of 4 GB of on-board frame buffer, which will be the standard amount of memory for the GTX 1050 Ti. Leaked specifications indicate the card will have a 75W TDP, so in theory it could rely solely on PCIe slot power, however the photo of the GTX 1050 Ti's board shows a 6-pin PCIe power connector in the top right.

Rumors suggest Nvidia will launch a GeForce GTX 1050 alongside the GTX 1050 Ti, which will pack a cut-down GP107 GPU with just 640 CUDA cores. Both graphics cards will slot into Nvidia's graphics card line-up below the $200 GTX 1060 3GB version, providing budget performance for popular games like Overwatch.

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Evernessince

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4 GB is more than this GPU needs. They should have dropped 2 GB and lowered the price. This card need to be priced under $150 to compete. The RX 470 is at $150 and is going to be significantly faster while the 1050 Ti will be faster than the RX 460 but for $50 more. It needs to be $110 at most.
 
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BlueDrake

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To this day, it still doesn't make any sense why the 1050 would have more VRAM than the base 1060.
How do you mean? The 1060 originally started with a 6GB model, they slotted in a 3GB model with reduced cores to fill in the lineup albeit rather poorly IMO. Given the way it launched, it only lead to more confusion. Since you only expect a reduction in VRAM and nothing more. So logically the "base" card would be the 6GB model, but I can see your point though. People will expect the 3GB model being that card instead.

All in all too much confusion, in how things were handled with the card.
 
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Reehahs

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To this day, it still doesn't make any sense why the 1050 would have more VRAM than the base 1060.
How do you mean? The 1060 originally started with a 6GB model, they slotted in a 3GB model with reduced cores to fill in the lineup albeit rather poorly IMO. Given the way it launched, it only lead to more confusion. Since you only expect a reduction in VRAM and nothing more. So logically the "base" card would be the 6GB model, but I can see your point though. People will expect the 3GB model being that card instead.

All in all too much confusion, in how things were handled with the card.
They should have called the 3 GB 1060, the 1050 Ti or 1055.
 

hojnikb

TS Enthusiast
4 GB is more than this GPU needs. They should have dropped 2 GB and lowered the price. This card need to be priced under $150 to compete. The RX 470 is at $150 and is going to be significantly faster while the 1050 Ti will be faster than the RX 460 but for $50 more. It needs to be $110 at most.
RX470 starts at 179$ and you'd be lucky to see it selling for less than 200$.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
To this day, it still doesn't make any sense why the 1050 would have more VRAM than the base 1060.
How do you mean? The 1060 originally started with a 6GB model, they slotted in a 3GB model with reduced cores to fill in the lineup albeit rather poorly IMO. Given the way it launched, it only lead to more confusion. Since you only expect a reduction in VRAM and nothing more. So logically the "base" card would be the 6GB model, but I can see your point though. People will expect the 3GB model being that card instead.

All in all too much confusion, in how things were handled with the card.
They should have called the 3 GB 1060, the 1050 Ti or 1055.
They shouldn't have even bothered with a 3 gig 1060 as far as I'm concerned but I suppose they should know what they're doing...
 
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Evernessince

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RX470 starts at 179$ and you'd be lucky to see it selling for less than 200$.
The MSRP is $150 and even though prices are inflated right now you can still find one at that price if you are a smart shopper. In addition, given that the RX 470 has exceeded its MSRP it's also possible for the GTX 1050 / Ti to do so as well. It's not like the argument only applied to the RX 470, graphics cards this generation have been selling over MSRP and that likely isn't going to change with the GTX 1050 / Ti.