Over the past month, we’ve gotten a clearer look at what to expect from NVIDIA’s new entry-level GeForce GTX 1050 series of graphics cards. In our most recent report, we learned that NVIDIA is planning both 2GB GTX 1050 and a 4GB GTX 1050 Ti variants.
Today, we’re receiving confirmation of both the GTX 1050 Ti branding and the fact that the card will use the Pascal GP107 GPU. Images of a Chinese-based card also confirm 4GB of GDDR5 memory onboard the card and show that the GP107 is quite a bit smaller than the GP106 found inside the GTX 1060.
If you’ll also notice that the PCB features a 6-pin power connector, despite the fact that we’ve been hearing from multiple sources that the GTX 1050 series doesn’t require auxiliary power connectors due to its low 75W TDP. However, in this case, the optional power connector is there to aid overclockers looking to extract more performance out of their bargain basement cards.
The GTX 1050 will represent the cheapest way to enter into NVIDIA’s expanding Pascal-based graphics family. The GTX 1050 reportedly features base and boost clocks of 1354 MHz and 1455 MHz, and will have FP32 compute performance of 1.8 TFLOPs. The GTX 1050 Ti ups the CUDA cores to 768 and features base and boost clocks of 1290 MHz and 1382 MHz respectively, giving compute performance of 2.1 TFLOPs.
When it comes to pricing, neither card will break the bank, with the GTX 1050 coming in at $119 while the more buff GTX 1050 Ti will retail for $149.
With that being said, this is all unconfirmed information for now, but we won’t have to wait long to see an official release from NVIDIA. According to our sources, both cards will be unveiled before the close of the month.