Gaming cards and the word ‘affordable’ don’t normally go together but Nvidia is promising just that according to PCGAMER.
According to Paul Lilly at the Mag, Nvidia will be adding two new cards to it’s GeForce GTX 10-series range this fall. On October the 25th in fact. These cards, the GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti look like superb value for money at $109 and $139. Built to compete with AMD’s Radeon RX 460, the new gamer targeted budget Graphics cards look to have pretty good performance stats but you can get the full low down over at pcgamer.com
The GTX 1050 wields 640 CUDA cores with a base clock of 1,354MHz and boost clock of 1,455MHz, and of course some of Nvidia’s hardware partners are goosing those clocks for faster performance. It also has 2GB of GDDR5 memory at 7Gbps, resulting in 112GB/s of memory bandwidth.
For $30 more, the GTX 1050 Ti bumps up the CUDA core count to 768 and doubles memory to 4GB, which is also not surprisingly GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus. Clockspeeds are a little slower at 1,290MHz and 1,392MHz for the base and boost, respectively, but overall it’s the higher performing card. It’s also the one that could be end up being compatible with the recently lowered Oculus Rift hardware requirements—Nvidia and Oculus are in the process of testing the GTX 1050 Ti to see if that’s the case.