NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti release date, specs: October 18 launch likely; alleged photos of graphics card leaked online

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Is NVIDIA working on the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti to supplant the GeForce GTX 950? Right now, a number of sources believe that the tech company is secretly working on the two graphics cards. In fact, reports say NVIDIA is going to launch the GTX 1050 Ti on Oct. 18, while the GTX 1050 is coming out on Oct. 26. Apparently, the main source of the launch date leak happens to be a Korean website called Hardware Battle

Meanwhile, the people behind VideoCardz revealed that they got their hands on alleged leaked photos of the GTX 1050 Ti. The photos were actually taken from a Chinese-branded GTX 1050 Ti.

Here’s a look at one of the photos of the graphics card courtesy of Twitter user StockScout1:

As shown in the photo above, GTX 1050 Ti will be using a Pascal GP107 graphics processor. Interestingly, the GP107 chip hasn’t been revealed yet, so the GTX 1050 Ti may be the first to use the graphics processing unit (GPU).

As noted by VideoCardz, the GP107 does look smaller than the GP106, and there may even be enough room for six Graphics Processing Clusters (GPCs). An article on TechSpot explains that the size of the GPU is smaller due to the lesser CUDA core count of the GTX 1050 Ti, which is 768 cores, as opposed to the GTX 1060’s 1280 CUDA cores. The smaller 128-bit memory interface helps trim down the size as well.

Meanwhile, a sticker printed on the circuit board also reveals that the GTX 1050 Ti will feature 4 GB of GDDR5 random access memory (RAM), so this graphics card is going to be packed with power.

As of this moment, NVIDIA has yet to announce that the GTX 1050 Ti is under development. Until they make a confirmation, all reports concerning the graphics card are rumors at best, so readers are advised to take everything with a grain of salt.