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NVIDIA launches new entry-level GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti

By John Law - on 18 Oct 2016, 9:00pm

NVIDIA launches new entry-level GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti

NVIDIA officially announced their new entry-level graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, earlier yesterday.

Meet NVIDIA's new entry level cards: the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti.

The new cards are based off the newly minted GP107 die lithography of their current Pascal GPU architecture, and as NVIDIA’s Justin Walker succinctly puts it, is capable of driving more than three times more power than the previous generation Geforce GTX 650 and GTX 750 Ti.

NVIDIA's Pascal GPU architecture makes their new entry-level cards three times more powerful and energy efficient than legacy GTX 650

Of all the currently existing GeForce GTX 10 series cards that are laid on the table, the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti were designed to be an entry-level graphics card that finally completes the company’s 'a graphics card for every kind of gamer' philosophy, with the GTX 1080 being the card for enthusiast level gamers, and the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 for hardcore and casual gamers.

The card may be entry level, but NVIDIA assures us that it can still run most triple A titles at an average 60 fps (not at maximum settings, of course).

By comparison, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are cards that were designed for MOBA gaming. As a card for eSports, the cards is most certainly suited for the cyber athletes who play competitive titles such as Overwatch, Dota 2, or even League of Legends. That being said, Walker did say that both cards will still be able to comfortably play some triple A title at average framerates above the 60 fps mark, although not at the highest graphical settings (it’s an entry-level card, guys).

The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti won't require a PCIe port, and can run straight off the motherboard's PCIe port.

Specs wise, the GTX 1050 will have 640 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5, while the GTX 1050 Ti have 768 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Both cards will run off a 128-bit memory bus and will be able to run without an additional PCIe port, and straight from the motherboard’s PCIe slot. As with all NVIDIA cards, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will have access to day one Game Ready drivers from the company, as well as access to ANSEL, NVIDIA’s in-game high resolution photography tool.

Both cards will also have a base clockspeed of 1.3GHz, however, Walker had said that the card is overclockable and can reach clockspeeds of 1.9GHz.

Sorry guys, no Founders Edition. Instead, there will only be cards made by AiB partners.

That brings us to a more important point: Unlike NVIDIA’s other three card, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will not have a Founders Edition, and will only be available in the custom-cooled designs of NVIDIA’s AiB partners. Their partners include ASUS, Palit, MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, and even Zotac.

The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will retail at US$109 (approx. RM456) and US$139 (approx. RM589) respectively, and will go on sale at all authorized resellers and PC stores on October 25, 2016 worldwide.

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