NVIDIA is all about laying out groundwork to more effectively compete against AMD and continue expanding the company's presence in the GPU market, and the newly announced GTX 1050 is hoped to do just that. This latest addition to the Pascal-powered GTX 10 series of graphics cards is the new budget-friendly, entry level GPU for gamers.
The GTX 1050, much like its older and more powerful siblings, follows the same model from the GTX 9 series. According to NVIDIA, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are at least 1.5x more powerful than the GTX 950. The former has 2GB of GDDR5 memory and 640 cuda cores, while the GTX 1050 Ti sports 4GB of GDDR5 memory and 768 cuda cores.
The new GPUs will draw up to 75W, meaning you won't require additional power input, and should be absolutely fine for anyone looking to comfortably game on a 1080p monitor. Don't expect to smash the 60 FPS barrier in newer, more demanding titles, however. Both the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will be available on October 25, starting at just $109.