They may make some of the best GPUs on the market, but there's something that Nvidia still has to much improve on in the name of their products.
The 3GB GTX 1050 release today is the latest of these confusing names. You might think it's the same 2GB GTX 1050 that was released in October 2016, but with one more GB of memory, is not it?
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, Released from the latest NvidiaActually, the 3 GB GTX 1050 looks much more like the GTX 1050 Ti, it shares many of its features and the strength should not be too far from that model. We did not face the upgraded GTX 1050, but before 1050 Ti decreased in some aspects and improved on the others.
The original 2 GB 1050 is not a bad image, but it is only recommended if low cost is very important. If you want to play the current top, it's preferable to choose 1050 Ti.
But that does not mean that 3 GB 1050 is better than 1050 Ti. The memory interface is only 96 bits (128 bits at 1050 of 2 GB and 1050Ti) and fixed memory bandwidth at 84 GB / s. Therefore, it has more memory than 1050 of 2 GB but is slower. In addition, 1050 Ti has 1 GB more memory.
Who is 3GB GTX 1050 for?By not seeing the first result, is imagine that 1050 of 3 GB will remain slightly below 1050 Ti, though it will depend heavily on game games that stream lots of information (like textures), will see more memory speed decreases. Likewise, prices are also expected to be lower than the 1050 Ti price.
However, this launch means that it is unlikely that a new generation of low-grade Nvidia graphics will arrive this year. In the high range we expect things to be interesting, so maybe 3 GB 1050 will be the only launch in this range for 2018.