Next in line in the GTX 10 series are the Nvidia GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti GPUs that are meant for the masses. These GPUs are supposed to replace the previous generation GTX 950 cards and will be giving you the same performance if not more. Both the Nvidia GTX 1050 and the Ti version will be launching on the 25th of October so keep an eye out for that.
The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti has the following specifications:
- Full-fat GP107 GPU
- 768 CUDA cores
- 4GB GDDR5 memory
- 75W TDP
- Nvidia GTX 1050
The non-Ti model has the following specifications:
- 640 CUDA cores
- 2GB GDDR5 memory
- 75W TDP
- NVIDIA GTX 1050
Following are the partners that have confirmed their variants for the GPU:
- NVIDIA GTX 1050 Price: $109; Expected Price in Pakistan: Rs 18-20,000
- NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti Price: $139; Expected Price in Pakistan: Rs 21-25,000
These are speculated prices and they can change with the fluctuation of the Dollar as well as the cut that retailers will keep for themselves. As we have seen in the past GPU prices in Pakistan are way higher than the MSRP and the removal of tax on PC hardware has not improved the situation either. Your best option would be to get your GPU from a relative that is going abroad and will come back. This will save you a lot of money.
The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti is a budget GPU and it will be catering to the masses. It will compete with the RX 470, which has double the VRAM. We will see how this GPU holds up in real-life, in-game performance. I am holding my judgment till I have some numbers to look at as well as in-game performance benchmarks.
Gaming on a budget can be complicated but with this GPU it is clear that there is an entry level for every price level.