Nvidia’s RTX 4050 spotted, or at least a package GPU Seen, apparently, at the Galax event – though you might imagine, this is doubtless not what it seems, and we must be dumbfounded under the salt that must be applied to this particular ‘leak’.
The Galax RTX 4050 box vision occurred at an event where the graphics card maker was releasing RTX 4090 models – the flagship is the only next-generation Lovelace GPU that is Actually on sale now – As I mentioned before Wccftech (Opens in a new tab) (It was first marked in reddit (Opens in a new tab)).
And that got some people excited because the RTX 4050 might be on the horizon one way or the other. But we doubt it very much.
With leaks like this, there’s always a chance that the photo is a fake, but in this case, it looks most likely real – or at least it could be the photo, but not the box itself. We mean, this is most likely a Galax-made mockup to fill the catwalk at the launch event in the Philippines, or this seems to be the most likely explanation, anyway (if the photo isn’t a fake).
Analysis: None of this makes sense
If you look closely, you’ll find a bar over the front of the box where it should say “RTX 4050” to match the other logos visible, so in all likelihood, this hasn’t changed (and just registered – it’s the element that makes it seem less likely that the image is Fakes, at least for us).
But as mentioned, that’s certainly not a sign that the RTX 4050 is in any way imminent, and graphics card makers are already making packaging for it. It’s more likely that this is a mischievous Galax employee – or that it’s wrong and pure and simple (somehow) – or that the company is filling its stand with other potential Lovelace products (although why the company didn’t use the RTX 4080 box is a fair question to ask in this case).
Obviously, though, a real RTX 4050 box will definitely not be the same (huge) size as the huge cardboard needed to cover RTX 4090 Flagship GPU. And this is clearly the RTX 4090 box that the text has been tampered with (in real life, or by someone in Photoshop). Video Cards (Opens in a new tab) More reports on this and claims to have been able to get confirmation that the fund in question was indeed present at this Galax launch event, by the way.
We haven’t heard anything at all in the rumor mill about the RTX 4050, and if it were any closer to arriving, we’d certainly have gotten bits of speculation in the grapevine by now. In fact, we’ve heard quite a bit about the RTX 4060 as well, all of which suggest that any wallet Lovelace GPU It’s still a bit off, and it’s very likely that the RTX 4050 is still way off.
Although some ingenious people have suggested that this might be the new incarnation and name of RTX 4080 12GBthat was Recently canceled (or “not released”, ahem) by Nvidia Yet a negative reaction to this particular model. In all seriousness, the 4080 variant is supposed to be either an RTX 4070 or more likely a 4070 Ti (or Super), although the way Nvidia has gone with the renaming, it’s likely to get messy (not for the first time).