While we thought we would see a single GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, NVIDIA is actually prepping two variants of the card. The two will launch in October 2016, beginning with the faster GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (mid-October), and the less expensive GeForce GTX 1050 (non-Ti) in late October. Both cards will be based on the new GP107 silicon, with the Ti variant of the card maxing out the chip.
The GeForce GTX 1050 is expected to have 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. It will offer clock speeds of 1290 MHz core, 1382 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The card will have 4 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. The normal GTX 1050 (non-Ti), will feature 640 CUDA cores, 40 TMUs, and an unknown number of ROPs. Speeds will be 1354 MHz core, 1455 MHz GPU Boost, and just 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit memory interface.
NVIDIA could be targeting the $150 price-point for the Ti version and the $120 price-point for the non-Ti version.