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Nvidia's rumored GeForce GTX 1050 Ti card appears in 3DMark 11 benchmarks, GPU-Z

Nvidia is expected to launch GeForce GTX 1050 cards toward the end of October, serving as the company’s most affordable Pascal-based graphics cards to date. Pascal is Nvidia’s latest graphics chip architecture that’s used in cards like the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060, and the updated Titan X. This latest addition to the Pascal family will be aimed at the mass PC gaming community, and will likely compete head to head with AMD’s recent Radeon RX 400 Series graphics cards.

With October kicking off next week, a 3DMark 11 performance chart has appeared online revealing what appears to be the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. The chart originally appeared on a post by Chiphell that’s no longer online, revealing that the test was conducted with a machine using an Intel Core i7-6700K processor. The card/processor combo scored a 10054 using the “Performance” preset and a 3860 using the “Extreme” preset.

Related: Nvidia GTX 1050 specifications leak online ahead of release

In an additional screenshot of the card’s specs using the GPU-Z v1.11.0 program, the GTX 1050 Ti consists of 768 CUDA cores, 64 texture mapping units (TMU), 32 render output units (ROP), and a 128-bit memory interface providing a bandwidth of 112.1GB per second. The card comes with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory provided by Samsung clocked at 1,752MHz.

GPU-Z also shows the card’s default and boost clock speeds at 1,291MHz and 1,392MHz, respectively. Other details include a pixel fill rate of 41.3 gigapixels per second and a texture fill rate of 82.6 gigatexels per second. The GTX 1050 Ti sample was provided by graphics card vendor Colorful, and is based on Nvidia’s GP107 silicon.

Here is the card compared to the vanilla GTX 1050 (2GB), the current GTX 1060 3GB model, and one of the older GTX 960 cards:

GTX 1050 Ti GTX 1050 GTX 1060 3GB GTX 960
Graphics chip GP107 GP107 GP106 GM206
CUDA cores 768 640 1,152 1,024
TMUs 64 64 96 64
ROPs 32 32 48 32
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 112.1GB/s 112.1GB/s 192.2GB/s 112.2GB/s
Memory amount 4GB 2GB 3GB 2GB
Memory speed 1,752MHz 1,752MHz 2,002MHz 1,753MHz
Bus interface 128-bit 128-bit 192-bit 128-bit
Texture fill rate 82.6GTexels/s 84.2GTexels/s 144.6GTexels/s 81.9GTexels/s
Pixel fill rate 41.3GPixels/s 42.1GPixels/s 72.3GPixels/s 40.9GPixels/s
Base clock speed 1,291MHz 1,354MHz 1,518MHz 1,279MHz
Boost clock speed 1,392MHz 1,455MHz 1,733MHz 1,342MHz
FP32 computing power 2.1 TFLOPS 1.8 TFLOPS 4.0 TFLOPS 2.3 TFLOPS
TDP 75 watts 75 watts 120 watts 120 watts
Price $150 $120 $200 $160

Of course, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti numbers may not be spot on because they’re not official. However, based on the supposed 3DMark 11 performance test, the GTX 1050 Ti card may be in the same league as Nvidia’s GTX 960 graphics card and AMD’s Radeon HD 7970. The same holds true in the Extreme tests although the GTX 680 and GTX 980 TI cards rack in similar scores in a test bed with the Core i7-6700K processor.

Note that there seems to be two hardware lists via GPU-Z for the vanilla GTX 1050 model floating on the Internet: one reporting 2GB of on-board memory and one with 4GB. We listed the 2GB in the chart above given the Ti model has 4GB. The vanially GTX1050 4GB listing also shows 768 CUDA cores, so it could be the Ti model we’re seeing there. We shall see what Nvidia actually coughs up late next month if rumors are indeed correct.