According to rumors, Nvidia is preparing to launch in October the GeForce GTX 1050 that will be their most affordable Pascal based graphics card to date.
GTX 1050 Launch In October
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 will feature the same architecture found on the Titan X that costs $1200. However, the GTX 1050 will come with a price tag in a very entry level range and will cater for budget gamers. According to the online publication Zolkorn, it is speculated that Nvidia will set the launch date for GeForce GTX 1050 in the interval between October 24 and October 28.
According to the specialized website wccftech.com, the upcoming budget GPU expected in late October is designed for the mass gaming community. The GeForce GTX 1050 is based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture that was introduced in May 2016. The GPU developer has introduced since then four graphics cards.
Most of them cater to the high-end market, but the GTX 1060 was the first Pascal GPU to bring prices down to the sub-$250 range. According to tech experts, one of the main reasons Nvidia is aiming to reduce the price tag of its Pascal-based GPUs is the fierce competition faced by the company from AMD's Polaris cards.
AMD's Polaris cards come with very affordable prices and are aiming the mass market. With the GTX 1060, Nvidia offers its own $199 GPU solution, but the graphics card comes with lower specs and half the memory.
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 directly competes against the $179 AMD Radeon RX 470 card. Tech analysts expect that the upcoming GTX 1050 graphics card will come below that price point.
According to iSports Times, Nvidia's Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1050 will be based on the GP107-400 processor. This fifth GPU under NVIDIA's Pascal-based architecture is reportedly going to be the last Nvidia release this year. It is also possible that this will be the last Nvidia GPU based on the Pascal Architecture.