Now that the GTX 1060 hype has died down, leaks regarding another Nvidia graphics card have surfaced. This time round, it’s the GTX 1050; which is equipped with Nvidia’s new, unannounced Pascal GP107-400 GPU.
The leak comes in the form of a GPU-Z screenshot that was somehow acquired by folks over at Benchlife. Specifications-wise, the Pascal GP107-400 CPU inside the Nvidia GTX 1050 comes with 786 CUDA cores along with a TMU (Texture Mapping Unit) count of 64; this, however, seems to be inaccurate according to folks at VideoCardz. The more logical TMU count should be around 48 instead. In addition, the graphics card is also said to have 32 ROPs (Render Output Unit) as well.
Meanwhile, the leak also indicates the fact that Nvidia’s GTX 1050 will come with a base and boost GPU clock speed of 1316MHz and 1380MHz respectively. Besides that, the graphics card is also said to boast a memory clock speed of 1752MHz (7008MHz effective). One surprising feature about the GTX 1050 is its VRAM capacity of 4GB; which is higher than that of Nvidia’s recently released 3GB GTX 1060 variant.
Knowing all of this, one can’t help but wonder about Nvidia’s rationality in releasing a 3GB GTX 1060 variant in the first place. Yes, it comes with better overall performance, but it may not be as cost-effective as the GTX 1050 once it becomes available – something that most budget-conscious PC gamers take seriously. Nonetheless, since this is a rumour, take this one with a grain of salt.