Nvidia releases GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) GPU
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It seems while everyone has been focused on the delayed release of Nvidia’s GTX 11 Series, the California-based GPU specialist has found time to slip in a new model in its GTX 1050 line-up. Sandwiched between the 2 GB GeForce GTX 1050 and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, the new 3 GB GeForce GTX 1050 is believed to be aimed at gamers who want to upgrade from the base model but don’t want to shell out for a Ti variant.
The GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) offers a total of 768 CUDA cores, which is more than the 2 GB model (640). The base clock speed and the boost clock speed are higher than those of both the 2 GB and Ti variants. However, the new GPU comes with a lower 96-bit memory bus (the other two 1050 GPUs have 128-bit interfaces) and therefore a lower memory bandwidth of 84 GB/s. It is expected the 3 GB of GDDR5 memory should help the new entry operate up to 10% quicker than the 2 GB version, according to an Nvidia spokesperson.