After NVIDIA made public a 3GB variant of its GTX 1060 card roughly three weeks ago, fresh details have leaked regarding another Pascal-based card which fill the tier below it.
The GTX 1050, which would succeed the existing GTX 950, will apparently feature the GP107 graphics core featuring 768 CUDA cores, 48TMUs and 32 ROPs. The GPU would have a base clock of 1316 MHz boosting up to 1380 MHz. The card is also expected to be paired with 2 or 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM dialed in at 7GHz on a 128-bit bus, one-third narrower than the 192-bit bus found on the GTX 1060.
Given the exclusion of SLI from the GTX 1060 it would be expected that the GTX 1050 will follow suit. However, the GTX 1050 is expected to match the Thermal Design Power (TDP) of the Radeon RX 470 at 75W, low enough to avoid the need for additional power connectors. As such, the new base model Pascal card could be attractive to those with a focus upon low power rigs which pack more grunt compared to integrated GPU solutions.
Benchlife claims that the GTX 1050 will see a release sometime in mid-October with launch pricing expected to be around $150.