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The mysterious Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti card appears again, but in nude photos

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The rumored GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card has reared its head again — ahead of Nvidia’s official announcement reportedly set for later this month. This time the card is actually pictured, with one image revealing the packaging while the other image shows the card’s naked underside. These images arrive alongside data yanked from GPU-Z and a 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra benchmark.

According to the 3DMark benchmark, the unannounced card was tested in a system with an Intel Core i7-4770K processor. The overall graphics score was 1,895 points, with the card pulling in 9.34 frames per second in the first graphics test and 7.09 frames per second in the second test. Combined with a physics score of 10,080 points and 32 frames per second, the resulting score produced 927 points and 4.31 frames per second.

As previously stated, these recent benchmark scores put the card in the same league as Nvidia’s older GeForce GTX 960. This newer Pascal-based card is expected to retail for $150 when it goes live later in October and reportedly scored 2,513 points in the Time Spy benchmark as well. Compared to AMD’s low-cost Radeon RX 400 Series aimed at the general consumer, Nvidia’s GTX 1050 Ti will fit right between the $100 RX 460 and the $180 RX 470 in price and performance.

The sample getting all the attention as of late reportedly features a dual-slot cooling system and a six-pin power connector. The reference base clock is supposedly 1,290MHz and the boost clock is 1,392MHz, but this model was cranked up to 1,354MHz and 1,468MHz, respectively, with the potential to hit a boost speed of 1,797MHz right out of the box likely with the extra power connector plugged in.

Here is what we have on the GTX 1050 numbers right now along with the GTX 1060 3GB model just for kicks:

GTX 1050 GTX 1050 Ti GTX 1060 3GB
Graphics core GP107 GP107 GP106
CUDA cores 640 768 1,152
Base clock 1,354MHz 1,290MHz 1,518MHz
Boost clock 1,455MHz 1,392MHz 1,733MHz
Memory interface 128-bit 128-bit 192-bit
TDP 75 watts 75 watts 120 watts
FP32 Compute 1.8 TFLOPS 2.1 TFLOPS 4.0 TFLOPS
Output 3x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3X DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Price $120 $150 $200

Now check out AMD’s three Radeon RX 400 Series cards as a price/performance reference:

RX 460 RX 470 RX 480
Graphics core Polaris 11 Polaris 10 Polaris 10
Cores 896 2048 2,304
Base Clock 1,090MHz 926MHz 1,120MHz
Boost clock 1,200MHz 1,206MHz 1,266MHz
Memory interface 128-bit 256-bit 256-bit
TDP 75 watts 120 watts 150 watts
F32 compute 2.1 TFLOPS 4.9 TFLOPS 5.8 TFLOPS
Output 1x DVD-D
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DisplayPort 1.3
3x DisplayPort 1.3
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x DisplayPort 1.3
1x HDMI 2.0b
Starting Price $110, $140 $180 $200, $240

As you can see, AMD and Nvidia are fighting over the huge pool of mainstream consumers wanting lots of bang for the buck. All of these cards are under a very low price point, but if the 1050 Ti and 1050 vanilla cards fall within or close to the GTX 960 performance window, then customers wanting to sink their hard-earned cash into the Oculus Rift might want to option the GTX 1060 cards and above just in case. The recommended specs for the Rift call for the GTX 970 while the minimum requires the GTX 960.

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