Sunday, September 4th 2016

NVIDIA Readies GeForce GTX 1050 Based on New GP107 Silicon

NVIDIA is reportedly giving finishing touches to the new GeForce GTX 1050, based on a brand new silicon, dubbed "GP107." NVIDIA's fifth ASIC based on the "Pascal" architecture (after GP100, GP102, GP104, and GP106), the GP107 features 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory.

The GTX 1050 should max out all resources present on the chip, and come with clock speeds of up to 1318 MHz core, 1380 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory, working out to 112 GB/s of memory bandwidth. NVIDIA could take a crack at running this chip under 75W, or at least under 100W, and position this SKU between the Radeon RX 460 and the RX 470 4 GB.
Sources: BenchLife.info, WCCFTech
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30 Comments on NVIDIA Readies GeForce GTX 1050 Based on New GP107 Silicon

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Hey, 100w means they can run it off just the PCI-E slot with no external power connectors.*

*If they were AMD.
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#2
alucasa
I think I will go for this instead of 1060. I really hardly game nowadays and I need more vRAM.
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#3
Therion_I
So the 1050 will have more memory than some of the 1060s? That seems very slapdash and likely to confuse the uninformed.
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#4
dj-electric
Therion_I said:
So the 1050 will have more memory than some of the 1060s? That seems very slapdash and likely to confuse the uninformed.
Nothing that unusual.
GTX 750 4GBs were sold next to 2GB GTX 770s,
Even the GTX 660 Ti had 3GB versions when its bigger brothers had 2GBs in most computers sold
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#5
GhostRyder
Wondered when this would show up, I want to see how it compares to my GTX 950 with no power connectors if they do make a no power connector variant.
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#6
chfrcoghlan
If the GTX 1050 is really going to feature 32 ROPs and 48 TMUs, a huge performance-gap now will be between it and the GTX 1060, just like between the GTX 960 and 970.
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#7
jabbadap
seggbizo said:
If the GTX 1050 is really going to feature 32 ROPs and 48 TMUs, a huge performance-gap now will be between it and the GTX 1060, just like between the GTX 960 and 970.
Different tier, perf. gap of gtx1050 to gtx1060 should be compared to gap of gtx750ti to gtx960. Gap of gtx960 to gtx970 is comparable to gap of gtx1060 to gtx1070. But yeah, the perf. gap within tiers is still very wide.
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#8
Steevo
Not really sure of the actual market for this, I mean, since it does take an additional connector, and its performance is going to be what we expect out of half height cards, or integrated graphics from AMD......
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#9
ZeppMan217
Steevo said:
Not really sure of the actual market for this, I mean, since it does take an additional connector, and its performance is going to be what we expect out of half height cards, or integrated graphics from AMD......
What? This thing's gonna beat RX460, no problemo. Considering how power efficient other GTX1000 series cards are, we might see a whole lot of ITX versions. Hell, we might even see some single slot variants!
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#10
Jstn7477
I'm sure this will be the successor to the GTX 860M/960M in notebooks, and it's nice to see 32 ROPs and much faster memory finally. My 15" gaming laptop from 2013 has a 768 core GTX 765M with ~70W chip power limit so this should be quite doable at lower clocks.
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#11
hojnikb
if this costs the same as rx460, it's gonna be very interesting :)
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#12
kaellar
If it'll cost as much as RX460 does and offer the performance of 960 roughly (it should be better than 950 anyways right?), it will absolutely destroy RX460 which performance in many cases doesn't differ much from 750ti's
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#13
hojnikb
I bet nvidia will offer a cutdown 1050 2g with 640 shaders for 460 price and a more expensive one with 768sp with 4g
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#14
shteer
I hope some partner will create an LP card with double-spaced cooling, without external power connector.
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#16
Gzee
newtekie1 said:
Hey, 100w means they can run it off just the PCI-E slot with no external power connectors.*

*If they were AMD.
No, pcie slot provide only 75w
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#17
Caring1
Gzee said:
No, pcie slot provide only 75w
*sighs*
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#18
puma99dk|
There might be versions without the pcie plug on that has been seen before with GTX 950, Asus unveil a version that only had a TDP of 75watt this was a 2gig card doe but if Nvidia does it right even this GTX 1050 4GB could be the next card that only uses 75watt TDP or can be lade into one from the partners Nvidia have.
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#19
D3mux
kaellar said:
If it'll cost as much as RX460 does and offer the performance of 960 roughly (it should be better than 950 anyways right?), it will absolutely destroy RX460 which performance in many cases doesn't differ much from 750ti's
If it costs as much as a RX460, then it will go as a RX460. Money never lies.
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#20
Octavean
I'm guessing there will be poor stock here too save for FE cards that are over priced by ~$80+ USD,....,
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#21
_JP_
Gzee said:
No, pcie slot provide only 75w
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#22
ppn
1050 is just 950 overclocked. Except it may be possible to overclock even more by 50% to 2.0Ghz given the size of the chip is 2/3 of 1060 it would fit in the TDP limit of the slot just fine.
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#23
xorbe
128-bit, hello 950/960 performance.
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#24
idx
I don't think this is based on GP107, GP107 has 640 SP not 768 SP. I believe GP107 should run on the same clock speed as GP106 and can boost higher than GP106.
Unless this is not a Pascal based chip. Or simply just a bad cut-down version of GP106.

Just checked my glass ball!
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#25
rruff
kaellar said:
If it'll cost as much as RX460 does and offer the performance of 960 roughly (it should be better than 950 anyways right?), it will absolutely destroy RX460 which performance in many cases doesn't differ much from 750ti's
It will beat the 960 and consume <75W easily, based on other Pascal parts. Which means it will destroy the RX 460. RX 460s will get cheap after the GTX 1050 is launched at ~$140.

There will be a big gap between the 1050 and 1060 3GB. >50% if the reported slow clocks for 1050 are correct. We'll probably see 2GB and 4GB versions of the 1050.

I expect this chip will be Nvidia's mainstream laptop GPU also.
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