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GTX 1050 Ti, 1050 SE Release Date Confirmed before RX 490 Launch – Nvidia Affordable Graphics Card Not Worth It?

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One information suggests the launch of GTX 1050 Ti is coming soon. It has another variant launched at a later date, too!

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti specifications

GTX 1050 will be the first ever Nvidia's Pascal-based graphics card to use GP 107 GPU.

GTX 1050 Ti is expected to come out with 768 CUDA Cores, base clock of 1290 MHz and boost clock at 1392 MHz. The Ti model will get 4 GB GDDR5 memory.

gets a different set of specifications, with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM and 640 CUDA cores. It has base clock of 1354 MHz and boost clock of 1455 MHz, WccFtech reported. It is also rumored that the smaller variant, GTX 1050 SE is set to be launched in October albeit no exact date is reported. Chinese leaker HW Battle has learned that there will be a third variant of GTX 1050 - which is GTX 1050 SE.

The cut-down version could be in 1050 series but rumor suggests another speculation by saying that it could be launched as GTX 1040. It is expected to get 2 GB of VRAM and 512 CUDA cores.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti release date leaked

A new leak suggests that GTX 1050 Ti will arrive in October 18 and GTX 1050 to come out at a later date, that is in October 26, HW Battle reported. Aside from the launch date, a previous leak point at the $149 pricepoint for the Ti and $119 for GTX 1050. With that being said, this means that Nvidia is a step ahead of AMD with its RX 490 - which is set to be released at a much later date this year, University Herald wrote.

Why many people think GTX 1050 Ti is a deal breaker?

While Nvidia could mark this as an affordable and incredible graphics card, but many are doubtful. The $149 Ti pricetag may be categorized as a budget system but an extra $30 would give RX 470 instead of a slightly lower specification than 960. One consumer in TechPowerUp expressed his opinion by saying that the card should be priced lower, at least $130 if Nvidia wants to target the budget-concern market when launching the entry-level card.

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