It's been a fun year if you're in the market for a new graphics card. But there's been a clear divide between the two main manufacturers this year. AMD has been chasing people who want to spend under $500 for a new card, while NVIDIA has been squarely aiming at the higher end of the market.
But NVIDIA was never going to let AMD have the bottom end of the market to themselves. And that's become increasingly obvious today, with information leaking out about a GeForce GTX 1050.
The first information available has come courtesy of BenchLife, which posted a GPU-Z screenshot of the GTX 1050 in action. It's a 4GB card compared to the 6GB you get with the GTX 1060, with base and boost clock speeds of 1316 MHz and 1380 MHz respectively.
It's not known whether BenchLife got their hands on a reference model of the card, or a Founders Edition model that NVIDIA has been pushing out this year. It does fill in some gaps.
Given that NVIDIA has also unveiled 3GB and 6GB models of the GTX 1060, it wouldn't be surprising if 2GB and 4GB versions of the GTX 1050 were available. Either way, we'll probably see more about this before the year comes to a close — and it'll be intriguing to see how the card fares against AMD's RX 460.