According to a report by iTech Post, word is out that the California-based tech firm NVIDIA will be releasing its GeForce GTX 1050 graphics processing unit (GPU) in October. The motherboard component has been considered to be the most efficient yet affordable Pascal-based GPU which indicates that the chip can host the same kind of architecture found in the expensive Titan X.
It should be noted that the powerful high-end Titan costs around $1,200. With the GeForce GTX 1050 in the market, gamers on a budget will have a vital option to play with.
It can be recalled that NVIDIA has been successful during its launchings with the GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070. The video cards have been effective in providing high-quality gaming experience. With the GPU competition getting tight due to AMD's Radeon Series, NVIDIA intends to conquer the low-end market with the GTX 1050.
According to Yibata, a Chinese online media company, the GTX 1050 is intended to further expand the manufacturer's target buyers. Some video gamers want a quality GPU while others consider the price. Since NVIDIA has packaged both in its new graphics processor, the possibility of increasing the company's market presence is definitely high.
The GeForce GTX 1050 will come in two variants, the 2GB and the 4GB models. It is expected that NVIDIA will lower the prices judging from the fact that it needs to compete with AMD's Polaris-based graphics system.
Leaked information about the GTX 1050 has unveiled that NVIDIA's graphics system is the first to use the Pascal GP107 unit which will host the 768 Cuda Cores. It means that gamers can get clock speed of 1318 MHz at the core plus a 1380 Mhz boost clock which provides a 250 Mhz jump.
The graphics processor also has a 4GB GDDR5 memory measured at 7 Ghz. In addition, the chip comes with a thermal design power (TDP) of 75 watts. It is a feature which allows NVIDIA to steer clear of using other power connections that are PCI-e on the cards.