Leaked Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti benchmarks hint at budget 1080p bruiser

Those of you looking for an affordable graphics card primed for 1080p gaming will be heartened by a new set of leaked benchmarks for Nvidia’s incoming GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

We should see the base 1050 and the peppier Ti model arrive before the  month of October is out, with the latter having 768 CUDA cores, running at a clock speed of 1318MHz with boost to 1392MHz.

According to the leak, which was documented by WCCFtech, the 1050 Ti boasts great overclocking potential, with the person who got to play with the card claiming to be able to overclock up to 1797MHz straight out of the box.

Ferocious Firestrike

And the leaked benchmarks make for impressive reading – note that these weren’t tested at the latter huge overclocked speed, but at the factory default boost. In 3DMark’s Firestrike Ultra, the 1050 Ti hit 1,895 points, and in the new DX12 benchmark Time Spy the card racked up a score of 2,513.

We have to remember that there is a possibility these leaked figures could have been cooked up, but they look to be on the level. Assuming that’s the case, the GTX 1050 Ti outdoes the vast majority of the results you’ll see with the GTX 960 (which generally speaking pitches around the 1,500 level or a bit  better, and it’s a card that can cope nicely with gaming at Full HD resolution).

You’ll get that power for a rumored $150 (around £120, AU$200) price tag, which will make this video card a very tempting budget proposition for 1080p gamers. So, it just remains a case of keeping your fingers crossed that all this speculation comes to fruition.

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).