Nvidia launches its affordable gaming graphics card based on Pascal – GeForce GTX 1050.
Nvidia has dominated the graphics card competition with its 10 series. AMD has struggled in going head to head, as the more modern Pascal architecture proved to be miles ahead.
Now that Nvidia is entering the budget category, AMD should be wary. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 price starts at just $109 (~Php5,300), while the Ti variant costs $139 (~Php6,700).
It may seem like a minor difference, but the $30 more from the 1050 Ti gives significant boost. The Ti variant features 4GB of DDR5, while the regular version only has 2GB. There’s also a total of 768 CUDA cores on the GTX 1050 Ti – 128 more than the 1050.
One thing to note about these new cards is that they are first with Pascal architecture that are not labelled as “VR ready”.
The NVIDIA GeForce 1050 Ti will be available starting October 25, while the 1050 will be released next month.