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

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 1050 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 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 compare 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 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 compare 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1N17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Cores640 - unified768 - unified
Core1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz
Memory7008 MHz7008 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Introduced25.10.2016 25.10.2016

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
1984 Points (11%)
min: 2474     avg: 2568     median: 2568 (15%)     max: 2662 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
1797 Points (10%)
min: 2277     avg: 2309     median: 2308.5 (12%)     max: 2340 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
349683 Points (64%)
352876 Points (65%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
21461 Points (32%)
24195 Points (36%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
40922 Points (21%)
50939 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
6122 Points (20%)
min: 6644     avg: 6783     median: 6816 (23%)     max: 6888 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
6797 Points (16%)
min: 7293     avg: 7491     median: 7485 (17%)     max: 7696 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
8817 Points (23%)
min: 9151     avg: 9481     median: 9480.5 (24%)     max: 9810 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
8571 Points (15%)
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (16%)     max: 9694 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
96234 Points (100%)
96234 Points (100%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
37.6 fps (20%)
40.7 fps (22%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
88.3 fps (29%)
88.3 fps (29%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
268 fps (43%)
268 fps (43%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
138 fps (32%)
137.6 fps (32%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
1037 Samples/s (11%)
1175 Samples/s (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1864 Samples/s (13%)
2156 Samples/s (15%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
4749 (11%)
5493 (12%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
152 Watt (35%)
164 Watt (37%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
155 Watt (33%)
155 Watt (33%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 107% n=31

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
47.1  fps
119%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
56.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
19.2  fps
133%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
25.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
12.1  fps
150%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
18.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
5.5  fps
220%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.1  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
8.6  fps
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
133  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
62  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
40.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
25.9  fps
173%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
44.7  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
32.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
17.6  fps
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
177  fps
113%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
200  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
62.2  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
71.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
38.2  fps
116%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
44.3   fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
30.7  fps
106%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
32.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
19  fps
108%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
20.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
52.5  fps
192%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
101  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
39.3  fps
160%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
62.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
31.3  fps
177%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
55.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
28.2  fps
188%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
52.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
39.3  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
109  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
41.6  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
33.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
115  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
63.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
50.5  fps
101%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
50.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
29.9  fps
134%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
40.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
19.8  fps
164%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
32.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
65  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
75  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
30.5  fps
114%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
34.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
18.5  fps
121%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
22.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
0 (!)  fps
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
14.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
56.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
33.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
30.7  fps
141%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
43.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
17.1  fps
198%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
33.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
24  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
196  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
167  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
154  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
124  fps
114%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
141  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
95  fps
113%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
107  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
54.1  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
62  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
98  fps
117%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
115  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
40.1  fps
118%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
47.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
25  fps
118%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
18.4  fps
118%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
15  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
2.1  fps
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
75  fps
125%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
94  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
23.6  fps
127%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
15.8  fps
135%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.3  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
166  fps
99%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
164  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
71  fps
103%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
73  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
60  fps
88%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
52.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
33.4  fps
112%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
37.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
25.7  fps
114%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
18  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
143  fps
107%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
153  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
43.3  fps
119%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
51.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
22.5  fps
140%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
31.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
15  fps
143%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
6.3  fps
203%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
124 fps  fps
126%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
156 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
43.2 fps  fps
124%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
53.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
33 fps  fps
125%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
41.4 fps