NVIDIA’s Pascal-powered GPU lineup has been tearing up benchmarks and sales charts since they were released a few months ago, but they’ve mostly been available only to people with deep pockets. That changes today – NVIDIA has officially launched their GeForce GTX 1050 GPU today that’s on their newest Pascal architecture that promises high-end performance that nearly everyone can enjoy.
The new card is supposedly able to run most new games at medium to high settings at frames above 60 frames per second, thanks to the 640 Cuda cores in the card, as well as the 2GB of VRAM. NVIDIA says that the GTX 1050’s performance numbers are twice that of the 750 Ti, which isn’t too surprising, given the latter cards’ age. Despite its number crunching prowess, the new card only has a 75 watt TDP, which means that it doesn’t need an external power connector and will work with 300 watt PSUs.
If that’s not enough for you and you still have a little more cash to spare, you can probably fork over cash for the 1050 Ti version, which has 768 Cuda cores and 4GB of RAM. The GPU should have marginally better performance compared to the regular GTX 1050 but until NVIDIA releases actual performance numbers for both cards, we won’t know for sure.
NVIDIA has a suggested MSRP for the GTX 1050 of $109 (Php 5.2K), while the GTX 1050 Ti is $139 (Php 6.6K). That’s extremely competitive pricing for their new GPUs, though we’ll still have to see if they pass muster in testing.