AMD and NVIDIA have both upgraded their GPU architecture and manufacturing process this year. AMD’s Polaris family are designed for $100-$300 mainstream market, while NVIDIA Pascal GPUs cover through the high-end & mid-range & low-end market. According to industry sources, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 are seeing strong demand and currently in tight supply. NVIDIA is also planning to push its GTX 1050 at the end of September to ensure its leadership.
Earlier leaks suggested that GTX 1050 would be built on GM107, and featuring 768 CUDA cores as well as 128-bit memory interface. With similar specs as GeForce GTX 950, the card will be clocked higher, and may well become available for RMB1199.
Alleged specs of GeForce GTX 1050
Digitimes reports that AICs including Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and Colorful have been striving for more GPU supply from NVIDIA, and their profits are expected to reach new highs in the third quarter.
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