Gigabyte drops a gaggle of GeForce GTX 1050 cards
Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics cards are getting a lot of attention here at The Tech Report today. Gigabyte is launching a whole fleet of cards based on the new GP107 GPUs.
All four of Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti cards offer variable amounts of GPU overclocking and sport 4GB of VRAM clocked at 7 GT/s on a 128-bit memory bus. The table below lists the Nvidia reference clocks, as well as the "OC Mode" GPU clocks for all four Gigabyte GTX 1050 Tis:
||Base clock (MHz)
||Boost clock (MHz)
|Nvidia reference GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
|Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti D5 4G
|Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC 4G
|Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Windforce OC 4G
|Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti G1 Gaming 4G
The D5 is Gigabyte's entry-level GTX 1050 Ti card. It comes with a conservatively-sized single-fan cooler and PCIe slot-only power delivery. The "OC" model adds a larger cooler with dual fans to go along with its increased clock speeds. Buyers will need a single six-pin PCIe power connector if they opt for the "Windforce OC" model, whose cooler still has two fans but is a little larger than the previous model's. The top-of-the-line "G1 Gaming" card has integrated RGB LED lighting to go along with its even-bigger cooler and the highest core clocks in the range. The Windforce OC and G1 Gaming cards add two additional HDMI 2.0 ports on top of the HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, and dual-link DVI-D connectors present on the D5 and OC models.
Gigabyte also offers four models of GeForce GTX 1050 cards that apparently follow the same pattern as the company's GTX 1050 Tis with respect to features. The company has yet to share information on clock speeds for the GTX 1050s, though.