Nerd Nook: NVIDIA Releases GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti

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NVIDIA has been popular in the market of high end graphics cards, and with the release of the new GPUs the company is expected to take over the budget category yet again.

NVIDIA has announced the release of two new budget GPUs, the GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti. The GPUs were released on October 25th, 2016.

GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti Partner Cards (Photo credit:

GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti Partner Cards (Photo credit:

The GTX 1050 is priced at $109 and the 1050 ti at $139. The GTX 1050 Ti includes 4GB of DDR5 memory, where as the base model only has 2 GB which factors into the $30 price difference.

The ti model also boasts 768 CUDA cores compared to the 640 of the GTX 1050. The 1050’s base clock speed is slightly higher than the ti’s, at 1354 MHz to 1290 MHz. Both require only 75 watts.

Full specs can be found on the NVIDIA website.

GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti in comparison to previous cards.

GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti Frames (Photo credit:

NVIDIA states that the GTX 1050 ti is on average 40 percent faster and 128 percent more power efficient than its competitors in the same price range. The GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are the cheapest GPUs on the market that feature NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture. 

NVIDIA’s new budget cards are definitely a bang for your buck. They offer the new Pascal architecture at an amazing price. Although they don’t support VR gaming, they will surely run newer games on high, if not ultra, settings.