Nvidia continues its deployment of graphics cards with Pascal technology. The company first launched the highest range, the 1080 GTX, in May this year, which have accompanied other cards with lower power, as the 1070 GTX, the GTX 1060 and even versions for laptops. Well, the company has announced that next week will hit the market two new models, the 1050 GTX and GTX 1050Ti two cards addressed to users with lower budgets. The 750 series of the previous generation was a major success for the company as it allowed to play with a good resolution being spent little money. The new 1050 series follows the same premise and allow us to play at 1080p and 60 fps without spending much money on equipment.
The new Nvidia 1050 GTX features 640 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory, exactly the same data that has the GTX 750 Ti Maxvell generation. Although we will see an increase in memory speed from 5.4 Gbps to 7 Gbps Maxvell architecture in the new cards with Pascal architecture. The operating speed also increases, starting from the 1.354 MHz and can reach a top speed of 1,455 MHz, with a bandwidth of 112 GB / s. On the other hand, the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti offer a step more power for very little money difference. This model increases to 768 CUDA cores and will include 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. As for the operating speed, depart 1,392 GHz, maintaining the same bandwidth of the “normal” model. Both cards support a maximum resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels at 60 Hz, but are not ready for virtual reality.
Nvidia GeForce 1050 GTX
In principle, Nvidia has raised the new model to have a very low consumption with a TDP 75W base. This assumes that would not be necessary to feed the graphics card with the power supply and can be powered directly from the PCIe port. However, Nvidia allows manufacturers Overclocking cards factory, so it is very possible that many models incorporate external power connector in order to meet the energy needs of the card. As for connectivity, it depends on the manufacturer, but the basics will be a HDMI 2.0 port, a DisplayPort 1.4a port and a Dual Link-DVI.
As mentioned at the beginning, these cards aimed at an entry level and not gaming enthusiasts. Still, according to Nvidia itself, the new GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 You will be able to move some of the latest games, such as The Division or The Witcher 3 at 60 fps 1080p resolution if we accompany graphics with an Intel Core processor i5 or higher, but we have to lower the quality.
The 1050 GTX and 1050 GTX Ti new will go on sale from next October 25 at a price that will depart from 125 euros. As usual, most brands associated with Nvidia will release their version, so we have models of companies like Gigabyte, Asus and Zotac. In principle, the model 1050 GTX Ti will have a cost overrun of about 10-20 euros on the model 1050, but will have to wait to see what offers us each manufacturer.