Nvidia is prepping the next generation of graphics cards, but it’s not too late to unveil a new budget model for this generation, specifically the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB.
The GTX 1050 3GB sits between the lowly 2GB GTX 1050 and higher-end 4GB 1050 Ti, bringing a faster base clock but lower memory bandwidth (84GB / second versus 112GB / second for the other two GPUs) with 760 CUDA cores to its name.
Interestingly, Nvidia is cutting the concept of crypto out from this graphics card. Having 3GB of memory makes it possible to play PC games, but cryptocurrencies like Ethereum require 3GB at the minimum, so you’re better off looking elsewhere.
The GTX 1050 will be available from Nvidia directly and from partners such as EVGA, Asus, and Zoltac, starting in early June. Pricing isn’t confirmed, but an Nvidia spokesperson told PCWorld that “it’ll occupy the similar price bands with the existing lineup,” meaning somewhere between $140 and $200.