Wednesday, May 9th 2018

NVIDIA Allegedly Working on GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB Memory

According to a rumor originated from Chinese media Expreview, NVIDIA is preparing a brand-new variant of the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card with 3GB of onboard memory. The additional memory could potentially increase the graphics card's performance in certain situations. However, Expreview speculates that NVIDIA might actually reduce the memory bus to 96 bits instead of maintaining the 128-bit bus. If this was to happen, actual performance on the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB might be even worse than the normal variant. Now, only time will tell if the rumors are true. If the 3GB variant does make it to the shelves, it would probably be exclusive to the Chinese market like the GeForce GTX 1060 with 5GB memory.
Source: Expreview
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38 Comments on NVIDIA Allegedly Working on GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB Memory

#1
thekaidis
Man, I wish they'd actually release a card that looked like that. Maybe with an aluminum heatsink & axial fan.
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#2
Vayra86
Wow... battle of the slowest
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#3
R-T-B
Vayra86
Wow... battle of the slowest
Snail racing. Intel has quite a contender with their "IGP" I hear...
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#4
coonbro
kinda like when NVidia was going to stop making 2 gb 960 and all were to go all 4gb ? it did not do much over or real benefit over the 2gb card but folks see 4 gb over the 2gb and gets goo gaa and buys
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#5
Casecutter
Just consider 8 years ago this level of performance was needing you to drop $500, worked a TDP of 244W, and 10.5in long.
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coonbro
kinda like when NVidia was going to stop making 2 gb 960 and all were to go all 4gb ? it did not do much over the 2gb card but folks see 4 gb over the 2gb and gets goo gaa and buys
You know, sometimes I wonder how well a "1TB GPU" using a simple hdd on the back for memory with a normal "framebuffer" would sell. Just cause you know, 1 TB man...
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#7
Eric3988
Pointless....

I don't like them rehashing the same GPU with different anything. Only leads to user confusion.
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#8
coonbro
with todays memory prices [and price fixing ] could a guy afford it ? 1$ down 1$ a week for 99 years on them easy terms . heck a mid range 4 gb card is like 500 -1000$ now as it is with the miners ..lol...



but I'm sure someone will buy in to it for sure just as you put it alone . maybe add some rbg led's to it as a strong selling point
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#9
Countryside
thekaidis
Man, I wish they'd actually release a card that looked like that. Maybe with an aluminum heatsink & axial fan.
I wish they made it in a size of an USB stick with an aluminum heatsink and an thunderbolt connection.
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#10
trparky
Talk about castrating it.
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#11
Countryside
trparky
Talk about castrating it.
Its a No Balls edition.
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#12
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Countryside
Its a No Balls edition.
Should be the OEM edition, these are skus that couldn't run with the full intended amount of ram.
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#13
coonbro
these card are for the prebuilt guys like a HP that came with out a gpu in it then finds in the end the on chip graphics was just as good if not better
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#14
Chloe Price
96 bits? Now that's great, make a slow card even slower.

There was GTX 550 Ti (192-bit, 1GB,) and GTX 660 & 660 Ti which were 192-bit & 2GB, so is it so hard these days to use mixed density chips?
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#15
Cybrnook2002
Vayra86
Wow... battle of the slowest
Haha, this is what I thought of when you said that.

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#16
xkm1948
Without proper competition Nvidia is slowly becoming Intel of the Sandy bridge days. I hope RTG can pull a RyZen equivalent, however that probably won't happen until they finally ditch the ancient GCN.
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#17
Fouquin
R-T-B
You know, sometimes I wonder how well a "1TB GPU" using a simple hdd on the back for memory with a normal "framebuffer" would sell. Just cause you know, 1 TB man...
The Radeon Pro SSG lineup has existed for a couple years now and should answer that question for you. The Vega variant ships with 2TB on it.
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R-T-B
Fouquin
The Radeon Pro SSG lineup has existed for a couple years now and should answer that question for you. The Vega variant ships with 2TB on it.
Too expensive. Needs a cheapass 5400RPM HDD to be a truly scummy product... :laugh:
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#20
Basard
xkm1948
Without proper competition Nvidia is slowly becoming Intel of the Sandy bridge days. I hope RTG can pull a RyZen equivalent, however that probably won't happen until they finally ditch the ancient GCN.
Yeah, that's Vega.... More cores, yet still slower.
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#21
ASOT
3GB on 96 bits bus ..that's WoW! :D
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#22
B-Real
Just tell me.... why?
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#23
coonbro
same was said with the gtx 960 going to 4 gb

''Even with Maxwell's efficiency gains over Kepler, a 128-bit memory bus is still relatively small. This raises a concern of whether or not the GM206 is capable of transacting memory rapidly enough to adequately utilize a 4GB buffer'' . For the most part, games are either optimized in such a fashion that additional VRAM offers no net gain or consume low enough capacities that it is largely irrelevant. In the few above cases where an added 2GB vastly improves performance, it may be an arguable case that users instead invest in a higher-end GPU altogether ''

and now your at 96 . and 3gb ,

it seemed like NVidia uses a technology in the Maxwell 960 that helped squeeze that to work there was a article on it I now cant find

on this

''''Don't be quick to write off the 128-bit memory bus width just yet as NVIDIA is backing it with a new lossless texture compression technology that reduces memory bandwidth usage, effectively making it a wider memory bus than it physically is.''

got to be in play big time here ?
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#24
xkm1948
Basard
Yeah, that's Vega.... More cores, yet still slower.
GCN should be put to sleep. It had its glory days. Now it is neither good for scientific computing nor good for gaming.

Unless RTG is rebranding to be a crypto mining vendor, then they can stay with GCN forever.
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#25
xorbe
Is there a technical reason that Chinese gaming cafes need special one-off cards?
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