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If you've been keeping track of the Nvidia/AMD graphics card race, you'll know that while Nvidia has dominated the high end of graphics card with its new Pascal architecture, AMD was first to market with its next-gen budget model, the RX 460. 

Now, Nvidia is beefing up its new line of cards with a budget entry of its own, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050Ti.

The cards will have a starting price of $109 and $139, respectively. For comparison, the RX 460 is going for $109.99 and $134.99 on Newegg for the 2GB and 4GB models. Clearly, Nvidia is trying to hit 'em where it hurts, the low end range of budget graphics cards where AMD had been picking up traction. 

GTX 1050

Like the RX 460, the 1050 and 1050 Ti have a $30 difference between them: the Ti version has 4GB of DDR5, while the 1050 has half that. The 1050 Ti also has 768 CUDA cores, while the 1050 has 640.‚Äč

Also keep in mind that the 1050 is the first Pascal card not labelled "VR ready," although it's likely it will match the new minimum spec Oculus recently released. 

The 1050 Ti will be available on October 25th, while the 1050 will be out "on or before" November 8th, and all the usual suspects (ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac, etc.) will be making custom versions (The Verge)

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