NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 is an entry level graphics card for desktops based on the Pascal architecture. It uses the same GP107 chip as the GTX 1050 Ti, but with only 640 instead of 768 shaders. The chip is manufactured at Samsung in 14 nm (opposed to the 16 nm TSCM based Pascal chips of the 1060 and up). The performance and specs should be similar to the GTX 1050 laptop version, that will be released later (early 2017). Compared to the faster GTX 1050 Ti, the 1050 offers less shaders (640 instead of 768) and only 2 GB of GDDR5 (instead of the 4 GB of the 1050 Ti).
Gaming benchmarks by Nvidia state that the GTX 1050 is about 30% faster on average than the Radeon RX 460 with 2 GB VRAM. The 4 GB version of the RX 460 should be about 10% slower and the older GTX 950 should reach a similar performance level as the new GTX 1050. Therefore, the GTX 1050 should be ideal for 1080p gaming with high detail settings (but not max settings).
|GeForce GTX 1000 Series|
|Pipelines||640 - unified|
|Core Speed||1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory Speed||7008 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||2048 MB|
|API||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5|
|Features||Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor|
|Date of Announcement||25.10.2016|