Nvidia GTX 1050 And 1050 Ti: A Cheaper Way To Get A Pascal Video Card, Price And Release Date Revealed

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Nvidia driver release 378 promises an enhanced gaming experience and adds support for the GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti notebook cards. Photo : Spartan Gee / YouTube

Building a PC rig is an expensive hobby that is why some people prefer to play on consoles instead of worrying about the costs of getting a good gaming setup. Nvidia has finally rolled out its next-generation graphics processing units. Good news for those who want to build a new rig but on a tight budget.

Other than expenses, it is also important to note that not all parts are compatible with each other (although most parts are) leaving you with a task to make sure your system works properly before you can even start gaming. Personally, I like to just buy things and play right away but I also think that building a gaming rig yourself will provide that rewarding feeling when you are finally done with the setup and enjoy high graphic quality games.

I recently posted an article about the comparison on GTX 1050 VS Radeon 460. It is a close race and to sum it up, it would really depend on what system a user uses; say if you already have a good AMD processor why not just pair it with the Radeon, although I don't imply that it is a must, that's my usual personal preference - items of the same brand and company usually go hand-in-hand but not all the time.

How much do the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050ti cost?

Meanwhile, on the Nvidia side, Euro Gamer reports that the graphics card giant just revealed that GTX 1050 and GTX 1050ti will be released on Oct. 25 priced at $109 and $139 respectively. With those prices, it is possible to build a rig that's within reach in terms of cost and at the same time have a decent graphic output that you can say that it's on upper hemisphere of mid-range graphics cards.

What architecture does GTX 1050 and 1050ti use?

Nvidia's new graphics cards are based on their Pascal architecture (codename GP107). It means that it will activate 768 CUDa cores, with frequency boosted up to 1.39 GHZ. To make it short, it reduced its shader count to favor clock boost. Both cards will not require additional power inputs from PCI express ports because it will just require 75W - limited by its Thermal Design Power (TDP).

Other Pascal cards operate on higher clock settings say 1.8GHz during full loads and can reach up to 2GHz when overclocked. That said, both GTX 1050 and 1050ti will be a lot slower - but for those who haven't experienced higher end graphics cards, this won't be an issue because there's no point of comparison.

Nvidia has also migrated to a different production process for their new Pascal cards by using Samsung's 14nmFinFET, the very same transistor (do kids today even know what this word is?) licensed by AMD, their rival, and Global foundries.

Is the GTX 1050 worth it?

Theoretically, yes, particulary for the 1050ti version since it has higher RAM (4GB). There should be a remarkable upscale in performance. Euro Gamer also stated that it may as well be the best Pascal-based card in terms of overclocking.

In summary, the report from Euro Gamer states that the GTX 1050 may be a worthy replacement for those who are using GTX 950 although it still has memory limitation. On the bright side, the GTX 1050ti will be a generally a good option if you attempt to outperform current gen consoles.

The video below is in Spanish but we just want to show you how the GTX 1050ti looks like, and we also think the language sounds romantic:

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