GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti - The Verdict
Performance Summary: The new GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti performed relatively well throughout our testing, considering their affordable price points. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti cards outpaced the Radeon RX 460 across the board with the games / settings we used for testing, though they trailed the Radeon RX 470. Although prices are in flux at the moment, thanks to a recent round of price cuts from AMD, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should ultimately hit store shelves for about $20 - $40 less than the RX 470 depending on the model, but priced higher than the RX 460 by roughly the same amount. Looking though the numbers, that’s about where you’d expect things to be. If you can afford the additional investly, however, the RX 470 offers significantly higher performance in most instanaces. The GeForce GTX 1050 traded blows with the Radeon RX 460, but will arrive at roughly the same price give or take $10 or so.
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The new GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are interesting products. They won’t set the gaming world aflame with blazing performance, but what they do is allow virtually any PC user to install a Pascal-based graphics card and enjoy many current games at 1080p, without having to worry about power supply limitations. There are a multitude of inexpensive, OEM PCs in the wild with the necessary PCI Express slots to install a graphics card upgrade, that ship with relatively small power supplies that lack PCIe 6- or 8-pin power connectors. The GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti open up a whole new avenue of upgrade possibilities is these system types, due to their low-power GPU and lack of additional power requirement.
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti cards are expected to hit store shelves today, at prices hovering around $139. The GeForce GTX 1050 will arrive in more limited quantities originally for about $109. At their respective price points, both cards are solid buys, but we’d strongly recommend opting for the Ti if you can scrape together the additional funds. The 4GB of on-board memory will offer a bit a breathing room moving forward. If you just want an inexpensive card for MOBA gaming at 1080p, though, the GTX 1050 should do. Both of these new GeForce 10 series cards are clear upgrades over previous-generation NVIDIA offerings in the low cost gaming market segment.
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