A decade ago, NVIDIA introduced the 50-class GPU, offering gamers great performance, on the latest architecture, at an affordable price. It was the first step up into GTX gaming.

Now, 3 of the top 5 GPUs on Steam are GTX 50-class, including the GeForce GTX 1050. When it was released in 2016, the GTX 1050 could power the top games of the time at over 60 frames per second. But the production value of games continues to rise, and modern games need much more GPU horsepower. The GTX 1050 struggles to keep up. Even a GTX 1050 Ti or the more modern GTX 1650 can’t power the latest games at 60 FPS.