Nvidia has announced two new entry-level budget gaming cards, the Geforce GTX 1050 and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti priced at Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 12,500 respectively. While in the US, they are priced at $109 and $139 respectively.
These graphics cards are based on the company’s new Pascal architecture and are built on Samsung’s 14nm process. They support DirectX 12 and Vulkan graphics APIs. Since these are entry-level cards, these are not VR Ready like the mid-range GTX 1060.
According to the company, with the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, you will be able to play today’s most popular games at a smooth 60fps. Both the cards are blazing fast, with the GTX 1050 Ti on average 40% faster and more than 128% power efficient than the closest competitive product at stock speeds.
The GeForce GTX 1050 has 640 programmable graphics cores and supports 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 768 cores and supports 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM. The base clock speed of GTX 1050 card is 1354 MHz and the boost clock speed is 1455 MHz, while the bigger GTX 1050 Ti has base clock speed of 1290 MHz and boost clock speed of 1392 MHz only, which is less as compared to the GTX 1050.
With a TDP of 75 W for both, the GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards would not require external power if they run at stock frequencies.
The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti custom boards will be available from Nvidia GeForce partners, including ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, iGame, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Nvidia GeForce partners represent a global network that will deliver GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti to gamers in 238 countries and territories.
The GTX 1050 Ti will be available on 25th October, while the GTX 1050 will be available on or before 8th November.