Oct 18, 2016 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Announces Latest Line-Up of Graphics Cards Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPUs

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The power of the new Pascal architechture in graphics cards is undeniable, as you probably suspected - the Ti versions should be upon us soon. On October 25th, it begins with the GTX 1050 Ti, and ASUS has decided to kick it off with four designs: the Expedition Series, Dual Series, Phoenix Series and ROG with the Strix Series! Now everyone can be excited about Pascal, and not just for higher-end builds.

Pick one that's perfect for your build. There has never been so many choices and so much power for so little cash. The trend for compact PC builds is rising rapidly and these are not your only options, but rather the most sensible options due to size, performance, power consumption and heat (or lack thereof).

For each series, both the latest NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti version and a GTX 1050 version are available. GTX 1050 Ti features 768 CUDA cores paired with 4GB of GDDR5 memory on the 128-bit bus, and GTX 1050 features 640 CUDA cores paired with 2GB of GDDR5 memory on the 128-bit bus. The new GP107-400 chip featured is more than sufficient for all the biggest eSports titles running at full-HD, and they'll go nicely with the official monitor for TI6 - the ROG Swift PG248Q.

The GTX 1050 Ti versions have a base clock of 1290MHz and 1392MHz for boost clock, and as always with ASUS' customizations you will have great performance, better cooling (up to 30% cooler than reference), less noise (three times quieter plus 0dB fan technology), better quality and reliability (Auto-Extreme production process and dust-proof fan design).  The GTX 1050 version has a base clock of 1354MHz and boost clock of 1455MHz.

All these cards are designed to be without the need for external power, just plug in the card and off you go! The first thing that hits you after you install it would be - how I wish graphics cards would get rid of those unsightly power cables entirely! Needless to say, nobody will be troubled by sagging due to the length and weight.

The OC version of the ROG Strix Series will come factory-overclocked, while all Strix Series cards have AURA SYNC to light up your system without inducing an epileptic fit. The RGB lighting in your system's going to look niceeee and synced with your ASUS/ROG motherboard! 

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The quality bushed-metal backplate (just the same as on bigger siblings) hasn't been skimped. And even ASUS FanConnect is there to control and monitor the airflow surrounding the graphic card. 

These cards come with two DVI-D outputs, an HDMI 2.0 output and a DisplayPort 1.4.

All of these cards will be available worldwide from October 25th!

Hit the PR button below for more details.

Press Release

ASUS Announces Latest Line-Up of Gaming Graphics Cards Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPUs

New ROG Strix GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 announced alongside ASUS Expedition, Dual, and Phoenix series gaming graphics cards

 

KEY POINTS

  • ROG Strix GTX 1050 Ti and ROG Strix GTX 1050 feature ultra-fast performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and ASUS Aura Sync
  • Expedition series graphics cards are built with extra-durable designs for enhanced reliability in heavily used gaming systems
  • Dual series graphics cards perfectly match ASUS Z170 motherboards, making it easy to design and build a great-looking PC
  • Phoenix series graphics cards have compact designs for smaller gaming PC builds and dual ball-bearing fans for a 2X-longer lifespan

 

Taipei, Taiwan (October 18th, 2016)ASUS today announced the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti and Strix GeForce GTX 1050, all-new gaming graphics cards powered by the NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1050 graphics processing units (GPUs) that deliver ultra-fast performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and ASUS Aura Sync technology[1] for personalized styling.

Also announced were the ASUS Expedition, Dual, and Phoenix series, three all-new graphics cards series powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1050 GPUs that give gamers a range of options for building the perfect gaming PC.  Expedition series graphics cards are built for non-stop gaming action with extra-durable designs. Dual series cards feature color themes that perfectly match ASUS Z170-A and Z170-PRO motherboards, making them easy to design and build a great-looking PC. Phoenix series cards feature compact designs, making them the ideal choice for smaller gaming PCs. ASUS Expedition, Dual, and Phoenix series graphics cards’ low power consumption when run at stock clock speed keeps them below the 75W power limit provided by PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion slots. All power to the graphics cards is delivered by the slot, with no need for an auxiliary connection to the power supply.

ASUS graphics cards are produced using Auto-Extreme technology — an industry-first 100 percent-automated production process — and are built using premium Super Alloy Power II components that enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, decrease component buzzing under load, and lower thermal temperatures for unsurpassed quality and reliability. They also include GPU Tweak II for intuitive performance tweaking. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included 14-day XSplit Gamecaster premium license lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

 

ROG Strix series: Cooling performance, reliability, and style

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1050 are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II with a patented dual wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30 percent-cooler and three-times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features a GPU-controlled fan header to connect to a system fan for targeted supplemental cooling.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1050 feature ASUS Aura Sync, RGB LED synchronization technology that enables complete gaming system personalization when the graphics card is paired with an Aura-enabled gaming motherboard.

 

Expedition series: Built for non-stop gaming action

ASUS Expedition GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Expedition GeForce GTX 1050 feature durable designs for enhanced reliability, making them the perfect choice for heavily used gaming systems. Both graphics cards come with a dual-ball-bearing fan that eliminates the problem of oil drying found in sleeve-bearing fans, resulting in 2X-longer lifespans. With reduced friction, they also run smoother, further improving card lifespan and cooling efficiency.

ASUS operates the iCafé Lab, a testing environment that simulates the unique and demanding conditions found in internet cafés. Expedition GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Expedition GeForce GTX 1050 each passed 144 hours of dedicated iCafe Lab tests — including a two-hour reboot test and 15-hour 3D Mark test with heavy loading — certifying them for use as a diskless systems and ensuring they are ready for non-stop gaming performance. ASUS iCafé Lab engineers also subjected Expedition series graphics cards to lengthy stability tests with the most popular games to ensure they deliver the very best gaming experiences.

 

Dual series: Matching color themes for unique PC builds

ASUS Dual GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Dual GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards share perfectly matching color themes with ASUS Z170-A and Z170-PRO motherboards, making it easy for users to design and build a great-looking system. Dual series cards are fully compatible with Windows 10 and are also equipped with DirectX 12 to squeeze more graphics performance from the CPU and prevent GPU bottlenecks.

Dual GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Dual GeForce GTX 1050 provide 'sweet spot' graphics performance that is ideal for eSports gaming. With optimized dual fans, Dual series graphics cards deliver 2X-greater airflow than reference cards for enhanced cooling performance and a more pleasant gaming and computing environment.

 

Phoenix series: Compact designs for smaller builds and 2X-longer lifespans

ASUS Phoenix GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Phoenix GeForce GTX 1050 feature compact designs that makes them the perfect fit for smaller gaming PCs. Phoenix series graphics cards come with a dual-ball-bearing fan that eliminates the problem of oil drying found in sleeve-bearing fans, resulting in 2X-longer lifespans. With reduced friction, they also run smoother, further improving card lifespan and cooling efficiency.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

All ASUS products listed above will be available worldwide from October 25th 2016. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[2]

 

ROG STRIX-GTX1050TI-O4G-GAMING

ROG STRIX-GTX1050-O2G-GAMING

  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.5
  • 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 2 x Native DVI-D output

1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output

1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

ROG STRIX-GTX1050TI-4G-GAMING                         

  • 1392MHz boost clock
  • 1290MHz base clock
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.5
  • 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 2 x Native DVI-D output

1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output

1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 2 x Native DVI-D output
    1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output

1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

ROG STRIX-GTX1050-2G-GAMING

  • 1455MHz boost clock
  • 1354MHz base clock
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 2 x Native DVI-D output
    1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output

1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

EXPEDITION-GTX1050TI-4G

  • 1392MHz boost clock 
  • 1290MHz base clock
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output
    1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output
    1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

EXPEDITION-GTX1050-2G

  • 1455MHz boost clock
  • 1354MHz base clock
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output
    1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output
    1 x Native Display Port 1.4

DUAL-GTX1050TI-4G

  • 1392MHz boost clock 
  • 1290MHz base clock
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output
    1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output
    1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

DUAL-GTX1050-2G

  • 1455MHz boost clock
  • 1354MHz base clock
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output
    1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output
    1 x Native Display Port 1.4

PHOENIX-GTX1050TI-4G

  • 1392MHz boost clock 
  • 1290MHz base clock
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output
    1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output
    1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

PHOENIX-GTX1050-2G

  • 1455MHz boost clock
  • 1354MHz base clock
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output
    1 x Native HDMI 2.0 output
    1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1]Please visit https://www.asus.com/microsite/AURA/ for more details about ASUS Aura Sync technology and a list of eligible motherboards and graphics cards.

[2] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

 

 

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