Budget PC gamers rejoice!
If you’ve been wanting to build a modest yet capable gaming PC, but have had a tough time splurging on a GTX 1060 or RX 480, I have some great news for you. Nvidia just revealed the next two GPUs in its 10 series, and they’re both made with the budget PC gamer in mind. The GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti represent a huge value at $110 and $130 USD, respectively.
I have to say that for a little over a hundred dollars more, I do recommend the GTX 1060 if you can swing it. The 1060 will provide you with VR and 1440p-ready performance and an extra 2 gigs of memory. If all you want to do is play current-gen games that look great in 1080p, though, these cards may be just what you’re looking for.
Both of these cards should be great overclockers, but the 1050 Ti is especially tempting. With 768 CUDA cores, 4GB of GDDR5 RAM, and clock speeds that you should be able to get up to 4GHz, this is a fantastic upgrade that should suit the budget-conscious gamer for at least a couple of years. This card seems to be the most logical replacement for a GTX 950, which up to this point was the go-to card when you wanted to match or exceed what current-gen consoles are capable of. So if all want is to be able to play all of the latest games coming out for PS4 and XBO on your PC and know they’re looking a little bit better and probably running more smoothly, the 1050 Ti should fulfill that need perfectly.
These cards come out on October 25, so we’ll have to wait another week before we start seeing all of the benchmarks and tests. If you’ve been aching to build a cheap gaming PC, you’ll want to keep an eye on these.