Nvidia To Launch RX 470 Killer in October; The GTX 1050 With Pascal GP107 GPU & 4GB Memory
A new report has just hit the web which reveals specifications of the GeForce GTX 1050, an upcoming entry level Nvidia card based on the next generation 16nm FinFET Pascal architecture. The card will offer a significant Perf/Watt improvement over the previous GTX 950.
So far, we ve seen three Pascal chips for the consumer market: the GP102 for Titan X, GP104 for GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, and GP106 for GTX 1060. Now, if recents leaks are to be believed, a fourth Pascal chip is on its way to the market, as well. The chip is known as GP107 and would power the new GTX 1050 graphics card.
According to BenchLife, GTX 1050 sports a specific SKU codenamed GP107-400 which indicates that it will be a full-fat chip with no disabled cores. The graphics core features 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The card has a base clock speed of 1318 MHz and boost clock of 1380 MHz. This delivers a texture fill rate of up to 84 GTexel/s.
Nvidia GTX 1050 is rumored to feature up to 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz over a narrow 128-bit bus interface that should give a total bandwidth of 112 GB/s. The TDP is rated at 75W which means the card won’t require a secondary power connection, but the power is delivered directly via the PCIe 3.0 slot sitting inside it.
In terms of performance, the GTX 1050 is likely to offer 1080p 60 FPS gaming performance in eSports and MOBA titles from the likes of League of Legends, DOTA 2 and CS:GO. The card is expected to rival AMD’s RX 470 and could cost close to $149. As for availability, the card will hit the shelves in mid-October.
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