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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050/1050Ti presentation slides leak out

by Mark Tyson on 18 October 2016, 11:01

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Various sources have pointed to a launch of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050Ti this time next week. Now, helping us get a handle on what Nvidia will be unveiling, leak-centric video card site VideoCardz has published a couple of articles harvested from what appears to be a set of presentation slides that has gone AWOL.

Base specs and pricing

One of the slides that VideoCardz has got a hold of gives a brief rundown of the key specifications of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050Ti and includes recommended pricing and a launch date. See below.

As you can see above, the GTX 1050 has 640 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, with a TDP of 75W. It will be priced around $109 at launch. The more powerful 1050Ti has 20 per cent more CUDA cores (768) and comes with 4GB GDDR5 on board, it has the same 75W TDP but the price is increased to around $139. Both cards are said to be launched on 25th October. VideoCardz made a nice comparison table showing exactly where the new cards fit in the GeForce lineup (with GPU and memory speeds derived from previous leaks/rumours). This table is embedded below.

Performance

A couple of other credible looking presentation slides feature in another new VideoCardz story today. One slide confirms that slotting in a new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050/1050Ti is easy as pie, with no external power connector required, and that your existing PSU should be just fine. After you slot it in just click a button to optimise a game and keep up with the latest drivers (GeForce Experience), then play…

Perhaps the most interesting slide for PC enthusiast is the next one, showing expected performance in popular modern games. In case you can't read the small-print (click to zoom in), it says that the featured games were run at 1080p on an Intel Core i5-4670K based system. GTA5 and GOW4 used medium quality settings, Overwatch was set to high, while DOTA2 and WoW ran at their highest settings.

Last but not least, various sites have been showing off various GTX 1050/1050Ti SKUs and packaging including some from the likes of Asus and Zotac. Looking through the images there will be plenty of smaller, single fan cards amongst the releases.



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I wonder why they didn't include a Geforce 3 Ti500 in the comparison, it would have shown the 1050 Ti absolutely stomping all over it.

Seriously, comparing it to a 650? 3 generations old and no longer even available to purchase for quite some time…performance must be pretty lackluster.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/asus-geforce-gtx-950-strix-review,12.html

Suggests a GTX950 @ 1920x1200 with a mixture of high / very high settings was capable of 47fps, factor in the slightly higher pixel density (which looking at the other resolutions the game scales very evenly). We can approximate a GTX950 would push 52fps @ 1920x1080….reduce the settings to medium and you'll probably be near 60fps I would have thought, maybe more. The 1050 Ti is achieving 62fps

Looks like you're going to get slightly lower power (10-15W?), similar pricing (albeit with 4Gb RAM), and unless memory is bottlenecked, maybe a few more FPS….hardly inspiring.
cptwhite_uk
I wonder why they didn't include a Geforce 3 Ti500 in the comparison, it would have shown the 1050 Ti absolutely stomping all over it.

Seriously, comparing it to a 650? 3 generations old and no longer even available to purchase for quite some time…performance must be pretty lackluster.

I think its a good thing. A lot of people don't upgrade very often and those kind of people may well opt for a 1050Ti card as they're not hardcore gamers. Ive been sat on an R9 280X for ages now, and its just a rebranded 7970. A 4 year old design. Its always good to see how the thing I currently own stacks up to the latest and greatest, I personally upgrade when I can get 2x the performance for a reasonable price.
AMD has given Nvidia an easy gap as the consumer RX460 cards don't use a full Polaris 11 GPU - it has 896 shaders instead of the full 1024 shaders.

maxp779
I think its a good thing. A lot of people don't upgrade very often and those kind of people may well opt for a 1050Ti card as they're not hardcore gamers. Ive been sat on an R9 280X for ages now, and its just a rebranded 7970. A 4 year old design. Its always good to see how the thing I currently own stacks up to the latest and greatest, I personally upgrade when I can get 2x the performance for a reasonable price.

It won't be anywhere near to 2X over an R9 280X. An R9 280X is around R9 380/R9 380X level which means it is a bit faster overall than a GTX960. The GTX1050TI looks more like R9 380/R9 380X level at most. If you want 2X over your current card you need to get a RX480 8GB or GTX1060 6GB at least.
CAT-THE-FIFTH
AMD has given Nvidia an easy gap as the consumer RX460 cards don't use a full Polaris 11 GPU - it has 896 shaders instead of the full 1024 shaders.

Unless AMD cut the price of the 470 to make that the competition: http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-rx-470-price-cut-for-gtx-1050-ti/
Interestingly I can't find any reviews that tested the RX 460 on medium settings in GTA V or GoW, but I have found a couple of interesting results:

http://www.gamersnexus.net/game-bench/2630-gears-4-pc-benchmark-updated-with-ultra-high-settings
Tests GoW at high but includes an average scaling for High to Medium (116%) which would give the RX 460 60fps (behind the GTX 1050, but pretty good).

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/amd-radeon-rx-460,review-33628-3.html
Tests GTA V on High settings, gives the RX 460 51.6fps (interestingly, that's identical to the GoW result above!), but gives the GTX 950 68fps on high, while the GTX 1050 manages only 62fps on Medium… :O_o1: