More information about the Nvdia’s upcoming GTX 1050 Ti graphics card have surfaced. This time round, leaks are surfacing regarding the 3DMark Fire Strike and Time Spy performances of the graphics card. Despite obviously being made for the low-end market, the GTX 1050 Ti does come with an interesting feature.
This most recent leak came from folks at Chiphell, who claim to have gotten their hands on a pre-release GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. Unsurprisingly, synthetic benchmarks followed soon after. The graphics card managed to obtain a score of 1,895 when benchmarked using the 3D Mark Fire Strike Ultra test. In comparison, the Sapphire Radeon RX 460 merely scored 1,307 in the same test.
When it comes to the 3DMark Time Spy test – which measures the DirectX 12 capabilities of a particular graphics card – the GTX 1050 Ti managed to score a cool score of 2,513. Nvidia’s older GTX 960 graphics card only had a score of 2,280. It’s worth noting that the alleged GTX 1050 Ti used by Chiphell to produce these results is a custom graphics card, so the synthetic results may not be replicated on other variants of the GTX 1050 Ti upon release.
Speaking of which, the custom GTX 1050 Ti that has been tested by the folks at Chiphell was found to feature a huge overclocking potential – partly due to the included 6-pin power connector. When not overclocked, the GTX 1050 Ti had a GPU clock speed of 1354MHz. Upon being overclocked, the graphics card had an eye-tearing GPU clock speed of around 1780MHz, which should result in noticeable performance improvements.
If this leak were to be true, then the ‘mainstream’ market is definitely one that Nvidia is keen to exploit with the GTX 1050 Ti – especially since that particular market is currently dominated with Radeon’s Polaris-based graphics cards. Regardless, we’ll have to wait for an official announcement to be made by Nvidia to know for sure. Until then, take this one with a grain of overclockable salt folks.