Rumor: Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti gets a price tag

If the rumor mill is to be believed, we know just about everything about the technically-unannounced GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. We have a rumored release date of mid-to-late October. There are even plausible benchmarks floating around that put the 1050 Ti on par with Nvidia's GTX 960 and ahead of the AMD Radeon RX 460. There's corroboration of those results coming from ChipHell, too. Thanks to Videocardz,  we also have an unconfirmed-but-believable price tag reportedly originating from a leaked slide. The slide shows the GTX 1050 costing $109, while its big brother gets a price tag of $139.

Videocardz says the GTX 1050 will offer 640 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, while its amped-up Ti counterpart will pack 768 CUDA cores and 4GB of VRAM. Both GPUs have 32 ROPs on offer, and the cards are rated for a 75W TDP. Videocardz reiterates the October 25 release date it suggested earlier this month, so it won't be long before we're able to confirm or debunk all these stats.

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    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    It’s sort of amusing. The usual suspects scream about how bad Ngreedia is when they “overcharge” for products.

    That is until they don’t overcharge for products. That’s even worse apparently.

      • sweatshopking
      • 3 years ago

      I wouldn’t buy this. It’ll be like 200$ cad for the ti, and match a far cheaper 960? Yes, new, yes low power, but still.

        • chuckula
        • 3 years ago

        The MSRP on the 1050Ti is $139, the lower-end 1050 is $109.
        And there’s no “founder’s edition” either.

          • sweatshopking
          • 3 years ago

          I know that. It’ll be like 200$ CAD for the ti.

            • Leader952
            • 3 years ago

            Come on you whine about the Canadian prices all the time. It is getting old.

            If you don’t like the Canadian Exchange rate you can always move to the US.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    AMD is going to have to enable all the CUs on the Polaris 11 chip or torpedo margins on the RX 470 to compete with a $140 or even $150 GTX 1050Ti.

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Hurry up and launch already.

    I’ve been chomping at the bit for a 1050 laptop for half a year now. Pascal’s single most impressive achievement is performance per Watt, and the sub 75W design of the 1050 is going to be a huge leap forward for 1080p laptops and it ought to be a drop-in replacement at the same price as the current 65W GTX960M, which means $750 gaming laptops that are portable, light, and powerful enough to run AAA games on high detail for another couple of years.

    • JalaleenRumi
    • 3 years ago

    Clarification required:
    It says it must be equal to GTX 960 then does that mean no VR? No new GPU should be left outta the “VR-Compatible” race. All new GPUs should at least be VR-Compatible at the very least. Soon everyone will jump onto the VR-Bandwagon (VR-Bandwagon: Is that how to use that word? Lol) and people on budget won’t be able to afford GPUs above 300$ or so. Sure 1060 must be $200+ but what the hell.. if I can get a Pascal for $100+ and since its got a new “PASCAL” tag on it, we assume it should AT LEAST support VR.

    Started as a clarification and ended as a rant.. Sorry.

      • psuedonymous
      • 3 years ago

      1) With ASW, the Oculus minimum requirements have dropped to “960 or above”, which the new 1050 would fulfil. Not quite as good as meeting the normal minimum spec (you’re reliant on extrapolated synthetic frames), and anyone with a Vive is SOL.

      2) “No new GPU should be left outta the “VR-Compatible” race.” VR has some very harsh minimum performance requirements. Your proposition would mean nobody could sell low-end GPUs any more.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 3 years ago

      I find it hard to believe we are getting this detailed on a leaked slide, but….

      Same performance as GTX 960 is not automatically same capabilities as GTX 960. That would be a bit like saying “the 460 has performance similiar to a 7850, so it must not support Freesync since the 7850 didn’t”.

      As far as whether the 1050 will actually support VR… well, why don’t we base that on actually released specs instead of a rumour?

      • chuckula
      • 3 years ago

      [quote<]No new GPU should be left outta the "VR-Compatible" race. [/quote<] What do you have against the Rx 460 and Rx 470 then? Didn't you read AMD's own marketing slides?

    • ptsant
    • 3 years ago

    IF AMD decides to price the 470 close to $150 and the 460 at $100, the 1050 will be a losing proposition for both people who want better performance (and can probably shell out $10 more) or people who want the cheapest that gets the job done.

    Then again, I seriously doubt that the 470 can be priced so cheaply.

    As always, we need tests to establish FPS/$.

      • Kretschmer
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah, and then AMD goes out of business.

      • Demetri
      • 3 years ago

      470 is in a weird place right now. Newegg actually has an MSI 4GB RX480 right now for $205. After $20 rebate it’s $185. Also, it’s eligible for the Masterpass promo they’re doing right now (promo code MPGAMER16), so you can get a nice RX480 for $160, which is less than any RX470 out there.

      [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137032&ignorebbr=1[/url<]

        • SHOES
        • 3 years ago

        How do I work around the “AMD gift” of a BF1 discount? It wont let me apply the MPGAMER16 code with that stupid discount code gift offer in there. -Thanks for the deal tip btw

    • torquer
    • 3 years ago

    Waiting for irrational complaining to start in 3…2…1…

      • demani
      • 3 years ago

      Well it’s not….ummm…it isn’t….hmmmm. IT COSTS MONEY-WTF?!?

      That’s the best I can do, sorry. I didn’t want your timing to be off.

        • jihadjoe
        • 3 years ago

        I wanna pay in peanuts!

          • JalaleenRumi
          • 3 years ago

          Peanuts currency doesn’t work anywhere…yet. So you’re mostly outta luck. /D

            • Lord.Blue
            • 3 years ago

            What about packing peanuts?

      • Jigar
      • 3 years ago

      Here is my entry –

      AMD RX 470 @ $150 would be better than this junk.

        • ImSpartacus
        • 3 years ago

        It definitely will.

        The 470 is basically a 480, which performs like a 290.

        The 1050 ti will likely perform like a 960.

        If you had to choose between a 960 and a 290, I think the choice is clear.

        But then again, the 1050 to will use literally two thirds of the power.

        I bet we’ll see factory overclocked versions of the 1050ti with a 6pin. Based on its rumored clocks, it’s being neutered to get under 75w. I bet there’s a ton of headroom if you give it more juice.

        So while the 470 should beat a stock 1050ti, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see overclocked versions for $160 that beat the 470.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        That’d be a 25% price cut for the cheapest RX 470s on Newegg (which includes a nice-looking Strix board), so I think it’ll be a while before we see that.

    • ozzuneoj
    • 3 years ago

    Yeah, these are going to be a good value. Should be a worthy successor to the 750 Ti. Hopefully the 1050 (non Ti) is at least as powerful as the 950. For $109, with no added power needed, that’d be a potent value card.

    I’ll also be looking forward to the 750 Ti being silently rebadged as a “GT 1040” at some point soon and being sold cheap. Last year I picked up a couple “GT 740” cards with GDDR5 for $40 from eVGA B-Stock, and they are identical to the GTX 650. These previous-gen mid-range cards rebadged as budget models are fantastic deals for people who just want their older family computer to be able to handle a game once in a while on the cheap.

      • Chrispy_
      • 3 years ago

      Yep, the lowly GT 650 ended up being a dirt-cheap low-power bargain.

      I had the DDR3 equivalient in a laptop with dialled-back clockspeeds and right up until last year it was running AAA games at 720p fluidly and only the DDR3 was holding it back at 1080p.

      For people with old 22″ 1650×1050 monitors and 720p televisions that was all you needed in 2015. The 750Ti is still powering through Unreal4 engine demos at work and until the RX460 came along it was the HTPC card of choice.

    • whm1974
    • 3 years ago

    I bet Nvidia will sell boatloads of these.

    • christos_thski
    • 3 years ago

    So if I’ve got this correct, we’re talking about approximately radeon 7870 performance on the lowest 109$ end.

    That’s actually not that bad at all, considering the fact the very low end has historically been a bad proposition, value-for-performance wise.

    This one actually makes the cut for real gaming. And with no requirement for a pci express connection, on low end systems, too (prebuilts with lousy power supplies and the like).

      • sweatshopking
      • 3 years ago

      idk. 7870’s go for like 30$ on kijiji around here….

      • travbrad
      • 3 years ago

      Maybe they can’t make low end cards too bad anymore because Intel has that covered.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah, we had sales for 7850s for under a hundred bucks back in the day. The perf/$ of that segment hasn’t budged for a long while. You’re just paying for a more modern feature set and much lower power consumption.

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