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Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 MSI

NVIDIA Introduces Geforce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti Models

The new cards come in at under £140.

Earlier this year NVIDIA launched its 10 series graphics cards, the Geforce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060, improving performance with the new Pascal architecture whilst reducing the price over the previous models. Today the company has now announced the entry level cards in the range, the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti.

The Geforce GTX 1050 will be priced from £115 GBP with the GTX 1050 Ti coming in at £139. They’ll make it more affordable than ever for consumers interested in getting into PC gaming, as they’ll be able to offer performance capable of providing 60 frames-per-second.

Looking at the specifications detailed below there is one important point to watch out for, the new cards aren’t virtual reality (VR) ready. So anybody wishing for a cheap entry into the VR PC market will have to go for either the Geforce GTX 1060 at £240 or go for rival AMD’s RX 480 costing £180.

GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti custom boards will be available from NVIDIA GeForce Partners, including ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, iGame, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. GTX 1050 Ti will be available on 25th October, while the GTX 1050 will be available on or before 8th November 2016.

For all the latest NVIDIA news, keep reading VRFocus.

GPU Engine Specs:

GTX 1050 Ti GTX 1050
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 768 640
Base Clock (MHz) 1290 1354
Boost Clock (MHz) 1392 1455

Memory Spec:

Memory Speed 7 Gbps 7 Gbps
Standard Memory Config 4 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width 128-Bit 128-Bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 112 112

Technology Support:

Simultaneous Multi-Projection Yes Yes
VR Ready No No
NVIDIA Ansel Yes Yes
NVIDIA G-Sync™-Ready Yes Yes
NVIDIA GameStream™-Ready Yes Yes
NVIDIA GPU Boost™ 3.0 3.0
Microsoft DirectX 12 API with feature level 12_1 12 API with feature level 12_1
Vulkan API Yes Yes
OpenGL 4.5 4.5
Bus Support PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0
OS Certificates Windows 7-101, Linux, FreeBSDx86 Windows 7-101, Linux, FreeBSDx86

Display Support:

Maximum Digital Resolution1 7680×4320@60Hz 7680×4320@60Hz
Standard Display Connectors DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
Multi Monitor Yes Yes
HDCP 2.2 2.2

Graphics Card Dimensions::

Height 4.38 4.38
Length 5.7 5.7
Width 2 Slot 2 Slot

Thermal and Power Specs::

Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 97 97
Graphics Card Power (W) 75 W 75 W
Recommended System Power(W)3 300 W 300 W
Supplementary Power Connectors None None


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