NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (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)► remove from comparison
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)||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)|
|GeForce GTX 1000 Series|
|Pipelines||768 - unified||640 - unified|
|Core Speed||1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz||1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory Speed||7008 MHz||7008 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 Bit||128 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||4 GB||2048 MB|
|API||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5|
|technology||16 nm||14 nm|
|Features||Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor||Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor|
|Date of Announcement||25.10.2016||25.10.2016|