Last week we mentioned that the SKUs based on the Geforce GTX 1050, a 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1050 are a real thing. As it turns out, it is a 1050 Ti that is cut down with a 96-bit memory bus. Gigabyte just has released the first one.
Gigabyte is the first one to publish a product page on it, and it confirms the specs. As you can see, the 3GB version is a real thing, there, however, is a significant change in the memory controller, it's 96-bit and that is a significant change, low-end and entry-level graphics cards are always very memory deprived in bandwidth. So you gain 1GB more memory, your memory bandwidth will drop by roughly 25% A good thing, however, is that the shader proc count and base clock has been increased a fair bit over the 2GB model. The 1050 3GB gets a bump on Shader processors, now at 768 shader processors (coming from 640 on the 2 GB 1050), straightening things out shaders wise at the level of the Ti model.
- Boost: 1556 MHz/ Base: 1417 MHz in Gaming
A thing I noticed, interesting is that the boxing is clear of any branding. No Aorus or whatever, the product is called Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 3GB and that's it.
Many thanks, SH SOTH for the news-submit.