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Nvidia Releases GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti

By | Oct 19, 2016 10:55 AM EDT
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The battle for dominance of the entry-level graphics card market is getting more interesting now that Nvidia has released its answer to AMD’s sub-$200 graphics cards.(Photo : YouTube)

With its clear dominance on the high-end and enthusiasts market, Nvidia is now targeting the entry-level gaming market with the release of its GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards.

The battle for dominance of the entry-level graphics card market is getting more interesting now that Nvidia has released its answer to AMD's sub-$200 graphics cards. 

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According to The Verge, the GeForce GTX 1050 costs $109, while the GTX 1050 Ti costs $139.

For keen gamers, that $30 price will make a serious difference. The Ti version of the GTX 1050 has 4GB of DDR5 memory, while the standard version only has 2GB. In terms of CUDA cores, the GTX 1050 Ti has 768, while the standard 1050 only has 640.

The new GTX 1050 series is still powered by Nvidia's new Pascal architecture, the same technology used for its higher-end models of the 10-series cards. However, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are the first Pascal graphics cards that do not bear the "VR ready" label.

A close inspection of the two graphics cards would make someone notice that they do meet the minimum system requirements recently published by Oculus.

With the release of the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, rumors have pointed out that AMD is responding by cutting off the price of the Radeon RX 470 graphics card down to $169. 

The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti will hit the market on Oct. 25, while the GTX 1050 will be released on or before Nov. 8.

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