It looks like the GTX 1050 Ti is making a comeback. Nvidia is resupplying AiBs with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPUs and some retailers have begun re-stocking them to help meet demand for entry-level graphics cards.
Back in January, we shared the news that AiBs have been receiving stock for RTX 2060 and 2060 Super GPUs for a relaunch. These are 2-year old mid-range GPUs that are expected to be available again, priced between €300 and €400, but we haven't noticed any surge in stock for these SKUs yet. On the other hand, GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards have already been spotted in UK and US retailers.
According to the video uploaded by TechYesCity, the GTX 1050 Ti GPUs have been unavailable since 2019, but as seen on OverclockersUK and Newegg, they are back on the market. Featuring the GP107 GPU with 768 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDD5 memory, the GTX 1050 Ti is back, but it is a bit pricier than we remember.
So why would Nvidia bring back the GTX 1050 TI? A couple of theories come to mind. First, it comes with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, which is not subject to shortages, unlike GDDR6 memory at the moment. This means stockpiling GTX 1650 and above cards is difficult at the moment. The other theory is that given it only has 4GB of memory, miners aren't going to be interested in buying up all of the available GTX 1050 Ti stock.
KitGuru says: Would you buy a 4-years old graphics card today? Considering their release date and performance, are they worth the price retailers are asking for?