After the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, NVIDIA is reportedly working on an even more affordable card based on the company’s Pascal architecture. The GeForce GTX 1050, which is going to succeed the current GTX 950, will be based on the GP107 silicon.
Key specifications of the upcoming card have been leaked online courtesy of the folks over at Chinese website Benchlife. As can be seen in the GPU-Z screenshot below, the GTX 1050 is going to feature 768 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs, and 48 TMUs. In terms of memory, we’re looking at 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GHz on a 128-bit interface. Texture fill rate of 42.1 GPixel/s is also a healthy improvement over the GTX 950. Looking at the clocks, we can see that the GTX 1050 features a 1316 MHz GPU clock and a 1380 MHz boost clock. As expected, the GeForce GTX 1050 will not support SLI. NVIDIA disabled the SLI functionality on the GeForce GTX 1060 as well, so it is no surprise to see it being disabled on the GTX 1050 as well.
The GP107 is rumored to have a TDP rating of just 75W, which would mean the GTX 1050 will not require additional PCI-e power connections. AMD’s Radeon RX 460 too has a TDP of under 75W, but in terms of actual performance, it should be closer to the Radeon RX 470 instead. Since it is too early, there is no word on the pricing, but it is being speculated that the card could be priced around the $149 mark when it goes on sale. It could be made official next month and sales could commence by the middle of next month.
We are definitely very excited for the GeForce GTX 1050 as it could prove to be a great card for individuals who are using 1080p monitors and are mainly interested only in eSports games.