NVIDIA is soon going to launch their most affordable Pascal based graphics card. Known as the GeForce GTX 1050, the card would feature the same architecture and features found on NVIDIA’s Titan X (Pascal) which costs US $1200 but at a very entry level price for budget gamers. A rumor over at Zolkorn alleges a launch date between 24-28th of October.
【NVIDIA马上要发布最便宜的Pascal显卡 - GTX1050了，它是入门级游戏玩家的好选择。Zolkorn上传闻说它将在10月24-28号之间的某天发布。】
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Expected in Late October – Built For The Mass Gaming Community
【GTX1050预计10月底发布 - 为大众游戏玩家所打造】
The GTX 1050 is built on the Pascal architecture which was introduced in May 2016. Since then, NVIDIA has introduced four graphics cards. Most of these cards have been targeting the high-end market. The GTX 1060 did bring prices for Pascal GPUs down to the sub-$250 range. Most of that had to do with competition that AMD had brought in with their Polaris cards.
AMD’s Polaris cards are currently aiming the mass market with very affordable price rates. NVIDIA does offer a $199 solution of the 1060 with halve the memory and lower specs. This product competes against the $179 US, Radeon RX 470 card. Below that, NVIDIA has yet to launch a new graphics card.
The GeForce GTX 1050 will be NVIDIA’s most affordable solution. It’s based on the new Pascal GP107 chip. The chip is the smallest of the Pascal family and is very easy to manufacturer on the 16nm process. This card is expected in two variants, a 2 GB and 4 GB model. The base model is expected to feature a price of $149 US. This puts the price in between the $119 US RX 460 and the $179 US RX 470.
The GeForce GTX 1050 – First To Use Pascal GP107 GPU
【GTX1050 - 首个使用GP107的显卡】
Earlier, leaked specifications revealed that the GP107 features 768 CUDA Cores. This would mean we are looking at 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. As for clock speeds, we are looking at 1318 MHz core and 1380 MHz boost clock which is around a 250 MHz jump over the GM107 GPU. This increases the texture fill rate up to 84 GTexel/s (almost twice of GM107). The card should also feature up to 4 GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz. This gives us 112 GB/s bandwidth along the narrow 128-bit bus interface.
A surprising thing about the GP107 chip is that it’s TDP is suggested at 75W. This means that NVIDIA can do away with additional PCI-e power connections on the reference cards. AIBs would follow too but that won’t stop them for offering more beefier designs that would cost extra. AMD’s Radeon RX 460 card also comes with no power connector on reference boards but AIB models with higher frequencies do support extra connectors.
NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:
【NVIDIA Pascal 10系产品线】
A lot of gamers with budget and entry tier PCs should look forward to the GTX 1050. Not only does it sound like a capable graphics card at HD resolution, but the efficiency of Pascal that rids of extra power connection should make it compatible with many HTPC setups.
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