Nvidia’s RTX 4050 has been noticed, or a minimum of the packaging for the GPU was purportedly sighted, at a Galax occasion – although as you may think, this probably isn’t what it appears, and we must be staggering beneath the burden of the salt that must be utilized to this specific ‘leak’.
The sighting of a Galax RTX 4050 field occurred on an occasion at the place the graphics card maker was launching its RTX 4090 fashions – the flagship being the next-gen Lovelace GPU which is definitely on sale proper now – as reported by
Wccftech (and first flagged up on Reddit). And it has brought on some of us to get excited that possibly, simply, the RTX 4050 is one way or the other on the horizon. However we very, very a lot doubt it.
With leaks like these, after all, there’s at all times the chance that the photograph is faked, however on this case, it looks as if it’s in all probability actual – or a minimum of the picture might be, however not the field itself. By which we imply that is most definitely a mock-up field made by Galax to fill out the show stand on the launch occasion over within the Philippines, or that appears the most definitely rationalization, anyway (if the pic isn’t a pretend).
Evaluation: None of this makes a lot of sense
When you look carefully, there’s some tape over the entrance of the field the place it ought to say ‘RTX 4050’ to match the opposite logos seen, so in all probability, this hasn’t been modified (and simply taped over – it’s this factor which makes it appear much less seemingly that the photograph is a pretend, a minimum of to us).
However as talked about, this isn’t an indication that the RTX 4050 is in any manner imminent, and that graphics card makers are already producing packaging for it. Extra seemingly it is a Galax worker being mischievous – or it’s a mistake, pure and easy (one way or the other) – or the corporate is simply filling out its stand with different attainable Lovelace merchandise (although why the agency didn’t use an RTX 4080 field is a good query to ask in that case).
Although, an actual RTX 4050 field would undoubtedly not be the identical (huge) dimension because of the hefty carton required to shroud the RTX 4090 flagship GPU. And so that is simply as clearly an RTX 4090 field which has had the textual content messed with (in actual life, or by somebody in Photoshop).
VideoCardz has additional reviews on this and claims that it managed to get affirmation that the field in query was certainly current at this Galax launch occasion, by how.
We now have not heard something in any respect on the rumour mill in regards to the RTX 4050, and if it was anyplace close to arriving, we absolutely would’ve been getting bits of hypothesis piped down the grapevine by now. Certainly, we’ve heard treasured little in regards to the RTX 4060 both, all of which means that any remotely wallet-friendly Lovelace GPU remains to be a way off, and the RTX 4050 could be very seemingly nonetheless a protracted previous distance away.
Though some witty of us have instructed this might be the brand new incarnation and identify for the RTX 4080 12GB, which was just lately cancelled (or ‘unlaunched’, ahem) by Nvidia following a destructive response to that specific mannequin. In all seriousness, presumably that 4080 variant is destined to develop into both the RTX 4070 or in all probability extra seemingly the 4070 Ti (or Tremendous), although whichever manner Nvidia goes with the renaming, it’s more likely to get messy (not for the primary time).