Nvidia has been successful so far with the launch of its latest Pascal-architecture graphics cards. The GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and even the GTX 1060 have been given very good reviews. Now Nvidia is adding to the Pascal lineup with the coming GeForce GTX 1050.
Pascal Architecture, Price And Specs
The GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are said to be coming out this October, as HNGN reports. The two new Nvidia graphics cards are said to be using the Pascal GP107 architecture. The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are expected be more affordable than the GTX 1080 or the GTX 1070.
According to WCCFTech the GTX 1050 will be priced at $119 while the GTX 1050 Ti would be sold at $149. VRAM for the two is 2 GB DDR5 with the GTX 1050 and 4 GB DDR5 for the GTX 1050 Ti.
Power And Target Audience
Power consumption would also be much lower, with both GPUs consuming only 75 W as opposed to 180 W for the GTX 1080. It is not certain if the two coming GPUs will have power connectors. Given that the chip sets wouldn't be consuming too much power, there should be no need to connect to the computer's power supply, unlike their higher-end siblings.
The GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti would be for people looking for a budget-friendly graphics card. The target market of these graphics cards would most likely be light to moderate gamers. Such gamers would not heavily use their PCs for games and so would not see the need for powerful GPUs that would cost so much more.
It should also be noted that the prices listed are tentative and might still change. Given that the GTX 1050 GPUs are for the moderate gaming crowd though the speculated prices would be spot-on for its target market. Though the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are said to be coming out this October, there is still no exact date announced when they would come out.