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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 is an entry level graphics card for desktops based on the Pascal architecture. It uses the same GP107 chip as the GTX 1050 Ti, but with only 640 instead of 768 shaders. The chip is manufactured at Samsung in 14 nm (opposed to the 16 nm TSCM based Pascal chips of the 1060 and up). The performance and specs should be similar to the GTX 1050 laptop version, that will be released later (early 2017). Compared to the faster GTX 1050 Ti, the 1050 offers less shaders (640 instead of 768) and only 2 GB of GDDR5 (instead of the 4 GB of the 1050 Ti).

Gaming benchmarks by Nvidia state that the GTX 1050 is about 30% faster on average than the Radeon RX 460 with 2 GB VRAM. The 4 GB version of the RX 460 should be about 10% slower and the older GTX 950 should reach a similar performance level as the new GTX 1050. Therefore, the GTX 1050 should be ideal for 1080p gaming with high detail settings (but not max settings).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed *1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed *7008 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Date of Announcement25.10.2016
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0%
100%
min: 96234     avg: 96234 (100%)     median: 96234 (100%)     max: 96234 Points
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

For Honor

For Honor

2017
med. 1920x1080
64.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
53.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
42.8  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
13.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Resident Evil 7
high 1920x1080
59.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
47.5  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
13.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Watch Dogs 2
med. 1366x768
78  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
35.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dishonored 2
med. 1366x768
80  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
37.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
33.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
ultra 1920x1080
55.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Titanfall 2
high 1920x1080
52.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45.7  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
15.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Farming Simulator 17
ultra 1920x1080
103  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
46.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield 1
med. 1366x768
113  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
42.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
13.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Civilization VI
high 1920x1080
48  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
31.5  fps    + Compare