Last few months the GPU scene was kinda mellow since both the green and the red side were on a break. However, to break the monotony we have two new cards released today. Introducing the GTX 1050 series from Nvidia
With the top down launch schedule of the Pascal cards starting from May, the Entry Level GPU’s were only missing. And to remedy that we have the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050Ti.
Built on the new GP107 core the GTX 1050 series is the first card built on the Samsung 14nm process.
|GTX 1060 3GB||GTX 1050 Ti||GTX 1050||GTX 750 Ti||GTX 750|
|Memory Clock||8Gbps GDDR5||7Gbps GDDR5||7Gbps GDDR5||5.4Gbps GDDR5||5Gbps GDDR5|
|Memory Bus Width||192-bit||128-bit||128-bit||128-bit||128-bit|
|Manufacturing Process||TSMC 16nm||Samsung 14nm||Samsung 14nm||TSMC 28nm||TSMC 28nm|
Diving into the specifications, we will start with the GTX 1050Ti. Since we dont have any official block diagrams from Nvidia yet we will be assumimg stuffs for now. GP107 falls somewhere between the old GM107 and the GM206 in term of resource allocation.
The GP107 chip and its 768 stream processors will be in its all glory in the GTX 1050 Ti. Nvidia pairs it up with 4GB DDR5 running at 7GT/s. The core clock and boost clock stands at 1290MHz and 1392MHz for the smallest pascal in the block. The GTX 1050 on the other hand, has one of the SMU disabled dropping the SP count to 640 and TU to 40. Paired with 2GB DDR5 the card boasts of slightly higher clocks of 1354MHz base and 1455MHz boost speeds. Both cards offer 32 ROPs and a 128-bit memory interface and draws power through the PCI interface. However, some of the partner cards will have additional power connectors to provide for some performance increase.
Since Nvidia didn’t send cards ahead of its launch to the press,all the press is left guessing about its capabilities. However, Nvidia gave out some figures. the GTX 1050 apparently runs Grand Theft Auto V at 62 FPS and Gears of War 4 at 65 FPS on a 1920×1080 display at medium settings, and titles like Dota 2 and Overwatch should run above 60 FPS at high settings.
The figures indicate that the GTX 1050 will be a close competitor to the RX 460 2GB.
Rounding up for today we will end up with the pricing info for the cards. The GeForce GTX 1050 will start at INR 10,000 and the GTX 1050 Ti, will start at INR 12,500.