NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)

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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).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (N17P-G1) for desktops is an entry level gaming graphics card that was announced late 2016. It is based on the GP107 chip using the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 14nm FinFET at Samsung (the bigger Pascal chips are manufactured in 16nm at TSMC). Usually it is equipped with 4 GB GDDR5 memory with a 7 Gbps data rate. The mobile GTX 1050 Ti version should be announced later (beginning of 2017) and feature similar specs.

The performance of the GTX 1050 lies between the Radeon RX 460 and the RX 470 on a similar level of the old GeForce GTX 960 (or 970M). Therefore, the card is most suited for 1080p gaming at high detail settings (but not maximum settings).

See our extensive review of the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for more information on power consumption, benchmarks and noise level.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is the second fastest Pascal based graphics card in mid May 2016. It comes in two variants, the desktop version (see here for the detail page) with 1920 shaders and the mobile variant with 2048 shaders and lower clock rates. Both cards are based on a cut down GP104 chip (like the GTX 1080) and are manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC.

Compared to the GTX1080, the GTX1070 features less CUDA cores (2048 versus 2560) that are clocked a bit lower (maximum Boost 1645 versus 1733). Instead of the new GDDR5X, the GTX 1070 uses slower GDDR5 graphics memory - but still 8 GB. The TDP is also reduced and rumored to be 10 Watts higher than the predecessor, the GTX 980M.

For thin and light laptops Nvidia offer a Max-Q called version of the GTX 1070 with lower TDP and also significantly lower performance. Sadly this variant im sold with the same GTX 1070 name, making it hard to judge the performance.

The performance depends on the cooling solution of the laptop. With a good fan system, the performance of the laptop version is on par with the desktop GTX 1070 (Founders Edition). Nvidia claims that partner solutions can be up to 10 percent slower however. In our benchmarks with various laptops the performance ranged from -5 to -14% slower performance compared to partner models of the GTX 1080 desktop models with slightly higher clocks.

On average the GTX 1070 is around 20 percent faster than the old mobile GeForce GTX 980 and therefore the second fastest mobile graphics card (non SLI). Therefore it is capable of WQHD and 4K gaming in high settings (see game benchmarks below).

The GP104 chip is manufactured in 16nm FinFET process at TSMC and offers a range of new features. DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP), improved H.265 video en- and decoders (for PlayReady 3.0) are only some of the improvements. See our detailed Pascal architecture article for more details.

The power consumption of the GTX 1070 is specified with 115 Watt TGP according to Nvidia and therefore slightly above the old GeForce GTX 980M. This leads to rather big and clunky gaming laptops that use the GTX 1070. The later released Max-Q version of the GTX 1070 uses only 80 - 90 Watt TGP and is therefore better suited for thin and light laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1N17P-G1N17E-G2
ArchitecturePascalPascalPascal
Pipelines640 - unified768 - unified2048 - unified
Core Speed1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7008 MHz7008 MHz8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit128 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB4096 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology14 nm16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Date of Announcement25.10.2016 25.10.2016 01.09.2016
Transistors7200 Million
Notebook Sizelarge
Link to Manufacturer PageLink: http://www.nvidia.de/graphics-card...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1984 Points (11%)
min: 2474     avg: 2568     median: 2568 (15%)     max: 2662 Points
min: 4729     avg: 5253     median: 5268 (30%)     max: 5773 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
1797 Points (10%)
min: 2277     avg: 2309     median: 2308.5 (12%)     max: 2340 Points
min: 5145     avg: 5464     median: 5485 (29%)     max: 5743 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
349683 Points (64%)
352876 Points (65%)
min: 246743     avg: 341959     median: 338057 (62%)     max: 410191 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 116033     avg: 222639     median: 231131 (32%)     max: 368933 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
21461 Points (32%)
24195 Points (36%)
min: 22639     avg: 28539     median: 27920 (42%)     max: 37519 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
40922 Points (21%)
50939 Points (26%)
min: 64973     avg: 99208     median: 101041 (52%)     max: 125922 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
6122 Points (20%)
min: 6644     avg: 6783     median: 6816 (23%)     max: 6888 Points
min: 11779     avg: 13906     median: 13797.5 (46%)     max: 15909 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
6797 Points (16%)
min: 7293     avg: 7491     median: 7485 (17%)     max: 7696 Points
min: 15718     avg: 17228     median: 17236.5 (40%)     max: 19059 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 117135     avg: 255910     median: 265442 (35%)     max: 424321 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
8817 points (23%)
min: 9151     avg: 9481     median: 9480.5 (24%)     max: 9810 points
min: 11913     avg: 16930     median: 16939.5 (44%)     max: 19481 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
8571 points (15%)
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (16%)     max: 9694 points
min: 13760     avg: 22405     median: 22575.5 (38%)     max: 25604 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
96234 Points (100%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
141639 Points (74%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
33386 Points (63%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
37.6 fps (20%)
40.7 fps (22%)
min: 79.3     avg: 82.5     median: 82.5 (45%)     max: 85.7 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
88.3 fps (29%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
268 fps (43%)
299 fps (48%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
59.9 fps (16%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
138 fps (32%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
1037 Samples/s (11%)
1175 Samples/s (12%)
min: 2277     avg: 2849     median: 2409 (25%)     max: 4730 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
1864 Samples/s (13%)
2156 Samples/s (15%)
min: 2419     avg: 3972     median: 4097 (28%)     max: 4706 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
4749 Points (11%)
5493 Points (12%)
min: 1350     avg: 11365     median: 12369.5 (28%)     max: 13299 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
152 Watt (35%)
164 Watt (37%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
155 Watt (33%)
155 Watt (33%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
99.5 Watt (22%)
min: 154     avg: 179     median: 179.5 (39%)     max: 206 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1544     avg: 1664     median: 1670 (87%)     max: 1797 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
1265 MHz (73%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 113% n=16

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile → 199% n=16

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Definitive Edition

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
114 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
78.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
71.1 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
48.9 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
25.1 fps  fps
Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile:
95.7 fps