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The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is making a comeback to fill NVIDIA's graphics card shortage

The GTX 1050 Ti is back, but the four-year-old card is not necessarily cheap. (Image source: ASUS)
The GTX 1050 Ti is back, but the four-year-old card is not necessarily cheap. (Image source: ASUS)
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is being given a new lease of life, almost half a decade after its initial release. According to a new report, NVIDIA has already started resupplying the card to plug the gap currently left by the RTX 30 series.

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NVIDIA is bringing another old graphics card out of the shadows. While the company has moved onto the RTX 30 series and its Ampere architecture, chip supply remains so scarce that the company is turning to older cards to plug the gap for gamers.

Previously, it was the RTX 2060, and now it is the GTX 1050 Ti, of all the older cards that NVIDIA could have chosen. According to Tech YES City, NVIDIA and its board partners have delivered the GTX 1050 Ti to multiple retailers, a card that launched for US$139 on the GP107-400 Pascal GPU.

Apparently, ASUS insists that NVIDIA never discontinued the GTX 1050 Ti. However, one Australian retailer informed Tech YES City that it had not received any GTX 1050 Ti cards for over two years. Unfortunately, the revived GTX 1050 Ti is not selling at its MSRP from 2016. Instead, the card starts at over US$250 on Newegg, while there are multiple SKUs priced at over US$400.

The GTX 1050 Ti's 4 GB VRAM limit may deter crypto miners from snapping the card up. Nonetheless, spending at least US$250 on a GTX 1050 Ti does not represent good value for money. The GP107 card handles most older titles at 1080p, but you may need to drop the resolution to 720p and use the minimum graphics preset for playable framerates on Red Dead Redemption 2 and Cyberpunk 2077.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-02-10 (Update: 2021-02-10)