Leaked specs detail upcoming entry-level NVIDIA GTX 1050
New details have leaked out concerning another upcoming addition to NVIDIA's lineup of Pascal-based graphics cards in the GTX 1050. Set to come in behind the GTX 1060, the GTX 1050 will follow in the footsteps of the GTX 950 in offering a similarly positioned card based on the newer Pascal architecture.
According to the details leaked by BenchLife (via Neowin), the GTX 1050 will pack 768 CUDA cores with a base clock of 1316 MHz and the ability to boost to 1380 MHz. Compared to its predecessor, the GTX 950, the 1050 features the same number of CUDA cores while offering a bump in clock speed over the 950 from 1024 MHz base and 1188 MHz boost.
The GTX 1050 is also expected to be offered with either 2 or 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM while carrying relatively low power demands. Of course, none of this is set in stone until we hear the official word from NVIDIA, which is rumored to announce the card sometime in October. As for pricing, this one is expected to come in at around $150, according to BenchLife.
While certainly not intended to power a high-end gaming rig, the GTX 1050 could prove an interesting play for the low end of things. Would you be interested in one of these cards? Be sure to let us know in the comments! And don't forget to check out our roundup of the best graphics cards available now for more buying options.
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Am I right in thinking the power usage and heat output is quite a bit higher? How's would the performance increase look from the standard 940M or 950M compare with the Pascal equivalent?
Or, how do the specs of this compare with the 1060 that's already been benchmarked? Essentially, my main concern is whether people think having this (or a version of it) could fit into a Surface Book 2 and be used to play a future PC version of Halo 5 or Halo 6, in a manner at least equivalent to the performance on the current Xbox One. PS. I'm enjoy reading about tech but want to defer to the wisdom of more technically experienced peeps :P