There has been plenty of rumors regarding a new Nvidia GTX 1050 that would come between the 4 GB version and the 2 GB version and the wait is over. The Nvidia GTX 1050 3 GB has been officially introduced and here we are going to look at the specifications of the graphics card and the difference between it and the different models on the market.
The new Nvidia GTX 1050 3 GB comes with the same number of CUDA cores as the GTX 1050 Ti model. Compare this to the 640 CUDA cores you get on the non-Ti model. The Nvidia GTX 1050 3 GB also feature a higher clock speed. The base clock is 1392 MHz and it can boost to 1518 MHz. To give you a reference point the GTX 1050 Ti has a base clock of 1290 MHz and it can boost to 1392 MHz.
The memory interface is lower at 96-bit and the bandwidth is limited to 84 GB/sec as compared to the 112 GB/sec on the other models. This is something to keep in mind when shopping for an Nvidia GTX 1050. The good thing here is that if you are on a budget then you have plenty of options to choose from and there is no denying that 2 GB of VRAM is not enough for gaming in 2018. While 3 GB is not plenty it is a better option to have and is worth considering if you plan on gaming on a budget.
Let’s not forget that one of the major selling points of the Nvidia GTX 1050 3 GB as well as the other Nvidia GTX 1050 models is that they do not need any external power supply. This means that if you have an older system lying around then you can easily add this card in and get to gaming without needing to change your power supply. There is little to no fuss at all.
Keeping all this in mind I think that the GTX 1050 3 GB version is a great option for gamers that are on a budget. The graphics card should cost around $119.
Let us know what you think about the Nvidia GTX 1050 3 GB and whether or not this is something that you would like to get for yourself.