Not sure if I'd consider a 1050 Ti a "fast GPU", when 2060's and above 2000's exist (2070, 2080, etc.) and especially also the 3060 and above cards exists now (3060, 3070, 3080, and 3090's).
1050's are literally 5 years old or so.
Faster cards do "exist" and I would gladly call a 1050Ti low end but for the price of a modern GPU I built several desktop computers a couple of years ago.
Check attached print from the most proeminent computer shop in my country... Almost cheaper to buy a PS5.
Also, since not every one play on desktops and/or have a last generation system and the 1050Ti still being one of the most used card on Steam stats, makes it hard to not call it a relatively fast GPU. Plenty of peole use integrated graphics to play games too.
Moving foward, if you want to chat a bit, drop me a Direct Message. This sad talk about GPU's is not fit to a happy thread in christmas time :D
Now, see the GTX 1060 and even the 1660 Ti are more respectable, IMHO - as those have 6GB VRAM flavors (ummm, I hope anyone buying a 1060 avoided the 3GB model)....but both lack DLSS support and RTX support. Not fond of the 1050 Ti only having 4GB VRAM, in this era; that's for sure - when I've got games at 1080p eating up 4-8GB VRAM on the regular.
Even 4GB of VRAM on my 960m laptop and even my 970 desktop wasn't that hot back in the day at 1080p at maxed-out settings (or close), as games like Watch Dogs 1 could eat up 2-3GB VRAM; and Batman AK could eat-up 3-4GB VRAM.
I have a RTX 3070 myself - and WD: Legion, I can't even max that w/ my 8GB VRAM on my RTX 3070 at 1080p. Games like Doom Eternal and Cyberpunk 2077 are easily eating-up 1080p in the 4-8GB VRAM department.
Regardless, you're right - GPU prices make me really sad right now...as not everybody has that kind of money and the whole market's pricing is a total crap-show and a mess right now. I'd love to see more gamers get MSRP or better deals on some of the much better cards out there.
And for anyone using say iGPU to run newer titles - ewwwwwwwwwwwwww. You're better off w/ dedicated GPU's, even if they are a bit older - like say the 6gb versions of 1060 and 1660. Though, at worst, most should aim at the 2060, so they at least have RTX and especially the DLSS support. DLSS is a life-saver and performance booster.