NVIDIA has announced the availability of their brand new GeForce GTX 1050 series graphics cards. These graphics cards are NVIDIA‘s answer to AMDs cards, the RX 460 and RX 470 for the budget gamers. The new cards are based on the Pascal architecture and come as “Game ready”.
The new cards are the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1050. These GP107 GPU based cards will be available in retail stores from the 25th of October 2016.
The GeForce GTX 1050 will be priced at US$ 109 while the more powerful GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will set you back US$ 139 and will arrive slightly later on November 8th.
Highlights of the GeForce GTX 1050 Series Graphics Cards
With these cards you will be able to play several major titles at a stable 60 frames per second at 1080p. These include games such as Star wars Battlefront, Bioshock and Grand Theft Auto V among other titles.
The major difference between the two cards is that the Ti packs more power with 768 CUDA cores compared to the GTX 1050 which comes with 640 CUDA cores. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti comes with 4GB GDDR5 memory while it’s little brother is limited to 2 GB GDDR5 graphics RAM.
Both cards are power efficient drawing 75 Watts of energy. Neither of these cards supports virtual reality platforms and no external power connectors are needed with these cards. The Display connectors these cards include three DP 1.4a connectors, a single HDMI and a single DVI connector.