Nvidia is rumoured to be releasing the Geforce GTX 1050 in December.
Hot off the heels of last week’s announcement of the GeForce GTX 1060, TweakTown is reporting that the Santa Clara-based company will follow up the graphics card with a less powerful but more affordable option.
The 1050 will apparently share most of the same genes as the 1060, but will instead feature 3GB of RAM instead of the 1060’s 6GB.
TweakTown claim that the 1060 was originally intended to come in both 3GB and 6GB variants, but AMD’s release of the Radeon RX 480 – which comes in 4GB and 8GB at $199 and $239 respectively – apparently convinced Nvidia to shelve the 3GB model for the time being.
A price point is not currently known, but it’s thought to be considerably cheaper than the $249 Nvidia is asking for the 1060.
There has been no word from Nvidia to confirm or deny reports of the 1050, but it seems incredibly likely to manifest at some point soon. Nvidia has periodically released entries into the 1000 series of GPUs this year with the 1080, 1070 and 1060.
It seems like only a matter of time before we get official confirmation from Nvidia to confirm existence of the 1050.
The excitement surrounding the imminent release of the 1060 on July 19th and its competition with the AMD 480 shows that graphics cards are in demand as ever. This demand looks like it is long to continue with gamers increasingly transitioning from traditional games consoles to PC, not to mention the demand of VR gaming.