Earlier this year NVIDIA announced its high end Pascal based graphics card named GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060. These graphics card had amazing sales due to their performance, power consumption and there design respectively, but they didn’t released any budget graphic cards like in the previous year first they released low end cards and then they went up to higher end cards but this year it was vice versa.
Now coming to budget cards yesterday NVIDIA announced the release of budget GTX 1050 and 1050ti, both these cards have 2 and 4 Gigs of GDDR5 Memory. Both of these budget cards are competing AMD’s budget series cards the RX460 and they both have the same 2 and 4 GB GDDR5 memory and they are also based on Pascal architecture.
These budget cards are basically designed for eSports as they perform amazing in competitive games like DOTA 2 and CS GO and they are priced very efficiently and they can be bought by anyone interested in playing games and can run games pretty good on Max settings.
Both of the cards the GTX 1050 and 1050ti are priced at $109 and $139 respectively and obviously other variants of these cards will be designed by third parties like Gigabyte, ZOTAC, MSI etc and they might be overclocked and a small price increase can be seen due to OC and other technical stuff also graphics cards with beautiful coolers tend to cost more.
The GTX 1050 and 1050ti doesn’t require any separate power connection to run these although some of the variants by third parties might require external power source which will help in running more fans for cooling purposes and obviously will make way for more overclocking abilities.
Now coming to the nerdy technical specifications both of these cards are built on the GP107 graphics processor by NVIDIA and manufactured on 14nm fitfet process by Samsung. Both the cards have 128 Bits of memory interface and have 32 ROPs on both the simple and ti version.
The differences between both the budget cards the simple GTX 1050 has 640 CUDA Cores and has clock speeds 1,354MHz and boost clock of 1,455MHz and these numbers will increase when these cards will be created by third parties also the simple version has 2GB GDDR5 Memory at 7 Gigs per second making it possible to achieve 112GB/S of memory bandwidth.
As for as the GTX 1050ti is concerned paying $30 more will give you an increased 768 CUDA Cores and doubles the Memory from 2GB to 4GB based on GDDR5 128 bit bus speed although the clocks 1,290MHz and 1,392MHz for the base and boost clock are a little less than the simple version but irrespective of that this variants is much more powerful than the simple version.
Both of these cards are capable of 1080p smooth gaming at 60 FPS as promised by NVIDIA.
You can buy the GTX 1050ti on 25th October whereas the simple version will take some time and you can cop one around November 2016.
We are looking forward for benchmarks and as soon as we get our hands on we will post complete benchmarks so stay tuned.
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