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Been seeing alot of gaming pc deals lately with this GPU. If it can be had at this price, that would kinda explain it. Wonder why its significantly cheaper than most other GPUs, (given that its new)?
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Been seeing alot of gaming pc deals lately with this GPU. If it can be had at this price, that would kinda explain it. Wonder why its significantly cheaper than most other GPUs, (given that its new)?
It is cheaper because it offers less performance than the 1060, 1070, 1080 or the RX470 and RX480 and only has 2GB on it. It's not a bad card but it isn't even close to the top of the line. Good deal for the price regardless.
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Slightly OT...I have an old GT 630 that I use as an obvious casual gamer. It only uses @50W max. Is there anything around this price point that will give some performance enhancement to the 630 but is lower power?
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i have this card from last deal. great card for the money but if i had another chance i would buy the rx 470 for $30 more.
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You can have GTX 1060 3GB for $150 from jet.com
1060 3 GB is rated 8456 at PassMark
1050 is rated 5076

So 1050 at 100 is not great deal comparing to 1060 for 150 (56 vs 51 video card value)


And 2 GB ram vs 4 GB does not make much of a difference, unless you are running 4K TV.
1080p - 2 GB will work just fine.
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such an underpowered card, might be a deal at 60-70$
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Slightly OT...I have an old GT 630 that I use as an obvious casual gamer. It only uses @50W max. Is there anything around this price point that will give some performance enhancement to the 630 but is lower power?
At that low of a TDP I believe the only thing will be the older gen GTX 750 at 55W. Eventually a GT 1040 chip using current gen fab process will probably be released but no idea when Nvidia will get around to that.
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This can't run VR unlike the Ti version right?
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You can have GTX 1060 3GB for $150 from jet.com
1060 3 GB is rated 8456 at PassMark
1050 is rated 5076

So 1050 at 100 is not great deal comparing to 1060 for 150 (56 vs 51 video card value)
Depends what you are going to do with it. If someone doesn't need the extra performance from the 1060 why would you spend 50% more money for it?
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This can't run VR unlike the Ti version right?
Vive recommends these at the lowest level GTX cards you could get by on:
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 970
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 980
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 980 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060

If you've invested $800+ on your VR system, don't skimp on the gpu.
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such an underpowered card, might be a deal at 60-70$
that's too cheap profit margin would be so small if any ... don't be ridiculous... just because this is a lower tier card doesn't mean it's underpowered. card easily capable of running any videogame on the market.
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The 1050 and 1050ti are niche cards, IMO. Specifically, they are wonderful in systems that need a card powered by the PCI slot. For many, the cost of a new GPU and a new PSU gets to be too much. Then toss in the pain of having to install both, and folks look for something more plug and play. That's where this type of card fits in. It is a massive improvement over integrated graphics, and it's relatively easy on the wallet.

If you need a PCI powered card, I'd check out this card, the 1050 ti, and the AMD 460 and 470. The 460 is roughly comparable to this card, and it's been on sale for as low as $70 or so AR. The 470 will leave this one in the dust, and you can easily find one at $140 with game, sometimes less. Look at some reviews, decide for yourself what you'd like. Also consider the 4 GB versions of some of these cards.

If you've got the PSU to handle a non-PCI powered card, you could find much more performance for the money, albeit at the expense of energy efficiency/heat/noise. Many of the previous generation cards are available in this price range and they have a bit more muscle.
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Depends what you are going to do with it. If someone doesn't need the extra performance from the 1060 why would you spend 50% more money for it?
Agree.
I was looking on my case. I needed another GPU and since I have Radeon 7850, going to 1050 was not really any upgrade... 1060 seemed more justified.

But, honestly, initially I was shopping for 1050. Maybe 1050 Ti if it was for 110 or less.
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i have a smaller PSU so im going either 1050 or 1050ti

Id like the Ti a bit lower but this isnt bad
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