NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

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The Nvidia GTX 1050 is a mainstream GPU based on the Pascal architecture and was announced in January 2017. Contrary to the faster models, the GTX 1050 uses the GP107 chip, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process at Samsung.

The notebook version differs a bit in terms of clocks, but is equipped with 640 shader units, just like the desktop model. It is shipped with up to 4 GB GDDR5-VRAM attached via 128-bit interface and a 7 Gbps memory data rate (112 GB/s).

Features

The GP107 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) as well as improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

Performance

The performance of the GeForce GTX 1050 can vary quite a lot depending on the cooling performance of the laptop. It can be just as fast as the desktop model under ideal conditions, but the notebook model is usually a bit slower. The GeForce GTX 960M is beaten by around 30%, so the GTX 1050 is comparable to a GTX 965M in general. It is therefore an upper mainstream GPU. Games from 2016 can be played in high settings an the Full HD resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 1050 is roughly on par with the old GTX 960M, which would mean around 40-50 Watts and (probably due to better selection and optimized parts) therefore much lower compared to the desktop counterpart. This means the graphics card will usually be used for powerful multimedia notebooks and entry-level gaming systems with at least 15.4 inches.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 (sometime GTX 1030 called) is an entry level dedicated graphics card for desktops. It is based on the GP108 chip using the Pascal architecture in 14nm FinFET. It features three streaming multiprocessors (SMs) and therefore 384 shader cores, 24 texture units and 16 ROPs. The 2 GB GDDR5 memory are connected with two 32 Bit memory controller (48 GBit/s). The shaders are identical to other Pascal cards like the GTX 1050 and therefore also the support for DirectX 12 FL 12_1.

The performance is slightly below the Radeon RX 550 from AMD and therefore only suited for low to medium detail settings of modern games like Battlefield 1.

The TDP of the GT1030 is specified as 30 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 MobileNVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G0N17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Cores640 - unified384 - unified
Core1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz
Memory7000 MHz6000 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size2/3
Introduced03.01.2017 16.05.2017
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
15.1 pt (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1564     avg: 1789     median: 1751.5 (10%)     max: 2258 Points
min: 1250     avg: 1253     median: 1252.5 (7%)     max: 1255 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1416     avg: 1653     median: 1603.5 (9%)     max: 2130 Points
min: 1088     avg: 1091     median: 1090.5 (6%)     max: 1093 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 200623     avg: 285488     median: 287287 (45%)     max: 328292 Points
min: 185323     avg: 198178     median: 198178 (31%)     max: 211032 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 7482     avg: 103171     median: 83970 (12%)     max: 200390 Points
min: 100969     avg: 107558     median: 107558 (15%)     max: 114146 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 11173     avg: 17957     median: 18946 (25%)     max: 21868 Points
min: 18137     avg: 18891     median: 18891 (25%)     max: 19645 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 14979     avg: 36212     median: 38041.5 (19%)     max: 40201 Points
min: 21967     avg: 22069     median: 22069 (11%)     max: 22171 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 4658     avg: 5408     median: 5453.5 (16%)     max: 5862 Points
min: 3326     avg: 3383     median: 3383 (10%)     max: 3440 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 4935     avg: 6024     median: 6067.5 (14%)     max: 6651 Points
min: 3585     avg: 3658     median: 3658 (8%)     max: 3731 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 11212     avg: 107998     median: 86128 (11%)     max: 241210 Points
min: 146157     avg: 159260     median: 159260 (21%)     max: 172363 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 6282     avg: 7505     median: 7550 (19%)     max: 8458 Points
min: 5208     avg: 5228     median: 5219 (13%)     max: 5257 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 6744     avg: 7668     median: 7693 (13%)     max: 8903 Points
min: 4669     avg: 4726     median: 4751 (8%)     max: 4757 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 37359     avg: 49978     median: 49978 (26%)     max: 62597 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 19415     avg: 24212     median: 24212 (35%)     max: 29009 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
17.4 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
78.3 fps (26%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
70.8 fps (31%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 75.7     avg: 97     median: 105.3 (20%)     max: 110 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
15.2 (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
15.2 (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
25.2 (53%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
45.3 (24%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
18.9 (37%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
16.6 (25%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
5.1 (13%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
6.5 (13%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
247 fps (27%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
227 fps (62%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 105     avg: 114     median: 114.1 (26%)     max: 123.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 60     avg: 88.6     median: 88.6 (33%)     max: 117.1 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 954     avg: 1118     median: 1129.5 (12%)     max: 1260 Samples/s
min: 528     avg: 532     median: 531.5 (5%)     max: 535 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 1635     avg: 1986     median: 2008 (14%)     max: 2291 Samples/s
min: 924     avg: 930     median: 929.5 (6%)     max: 935 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 4314     avg: 4550     median: 4583 (10%)     max: 4793
min: 2898     avg: 2926     median: 2925.5 (7%)     max: 2953
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
101 Watt (20%)
151 Watt (30%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 72.8     avg: 85.9     median: 85.9 (17%)     max: 99 Watt
140 Watt (28%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 75     avg: 92.7     median: 92.9 (20%)     max: 109 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1502     avg: 1625     median: 1644 (86%)     max: 1708 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1481 MHz (85%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile → 100% n=24

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) → 73% n=24

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

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
62.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
22.8 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
18.1  fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
28  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
17  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
14  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
57.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
22.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
16.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
5.4  fps
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
46.7 fps  fps
55%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
25.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
25.4 fps  fps
52%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
13.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
22.1 fps  fps
52%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
11.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
5.7 fps