GPU maker NVIDIA targets budget PCs with two new pieces. The company says both Geforce 1050 and 1050 Ti series video cards could bring a massive boost to custom gaming desktops.
The graphic cards are part of the GTX 10 series, are members of the ZOTAC family and are the latest addition to the advanced Nvidia PASCAL architecture. The units represent the smallest cards in the Pascal family and offer raw gaming power for a lower price.
GTX 1050 Ti will be a 768-core card, with 4GB of Ram, 128-bit memory interface, 48 texture units and 3 ROPS. The GTX 1050 will have 640 cores, 2GB RAM, 40 texture units, and 32 ROPS. Boost clock is 1455MHz on the 1050 and 1392MHz on the 1050 Ti.
As the cards are small, they will fit in most computers and require no extra power
In fact, the units target people who are just getting into PC gaming for the first time, while still offering the visual quality of Nvidia’s graphic cards. The company assures the GTX 1050 series can hit 60 frames per second in Gears of War 4 and GTA 5 on medium settings, and 60fps on World of Warcraft: Legion, Dota 2 and Overwatch on high settings.
Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNLF) manufactured the 1050 pieces. It appears that Samsung and Nvidia will work together over a year, and the visual graphics company chose to give some of its lower-power designs to the Korean company.
Price, release date and competition
GTX Ti will debut at $109 while the 150 will take off with a price tag of $139 and will take off globally on October 25th. The prices will put the units in direct competition against AMD’s RX 460’s brand.
Radeon RX 460 graphics card sells for around $110. It has 896 stream processors, a 128-but path to memory, 56 texture units, and 2GB RAM. It boosts the clock’s speed to 1200MHZ.
AMD has not done well since Nvidia released the Pascal architecture. For example, the GTX 1060 6GB Ram is faster than the RX 480 8GB RAM and often for a lower price. The 460 may have a tougher time fighting the GX 150 / 150 Ti. AMD tends to launch their products first to boost the sales, but they also give more time to their principal competitors to tailor their products to beat Team Red.
Tom’s Hardware tested the 460 card and found it manages around 50 frames per second in 2016’s big visual titles like The Witcher 3, with 1920 x 1080 resolution and medium detail settings. It mostly performs under the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB.
Source: Extreme Tech