The wait is finally over, NVIDIA releases its new low-end Pascal graphics card. The Geforce GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti. The card delivers a great 1080p experience for every game currently released.
The 1050 packs 2 GB of VRAM whereas the 1050 Ti has 4 GBs of VRAM. The 1050 will have 540 shader processors while the 1050 Ti will have 768. According to Nvidia, the cards can be overclocked well over the 2 GHz marker. Their price is an estimated 109$ for the 1050 and 139$ for the 1050 Ti.
The cards only require 75 Watts to functions o both will not require an external power connector. The 1050 will get you about 1.9 TFlops of performance while the 1050Ti will get you about 2.2 TFlops.
We here at TechDrake really like it when companies cater to the budget gamer and it seems like Nvidia is doing a great job this year by introducing high priced products like the 1080, 1070 and 1060 while also providing low budget cards like the 1050ti and the 1050.
Both these cards will easily give you 60 fps (at 1080P) in most titles if you tone the settings down. Older games however can be cranked up to the highest settings.
Due to their low power consumption, small size and great performance, the 1050 and 1050ti seems like a worthy upgrade for the budget gamer or for someone who wants to upgrade their old graphics card without breaking the bank.