NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a graphics card for desktops and high end laptops (upcoming, see our article for the mobile GTX 1060 for benchmarks and specs). It is based on the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. The GPU is be based on the smaller GP106 chip. In laptops it has the codename N17E-G1 and will be the successor to the old GTX 970M (predecessor). The laptop version should be launched in August 2016. The desktop version is already out.

The performance of the 6 GB version is on par with an older GeForce GTX 980 (desktop and laptop). Therefore, 1080p gaming at highest detail is currently the best use case for the card. A comprehensive review of the desktop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Beware, the upcoming 3 GB desktop variant should feature 128 shader less but clocked slightly higher. Still the performance should be definately slower than the 6 GB version.

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 1060 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameGP106N17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascal
1280 - 768 -
Core1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz
Memory8000 MHz7008 MHz
Bus192 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory6.144 MB4096 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors4400 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Introduced19.07.2016 25.10.2016
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
4495 Points (35%)
2474 Points (19%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
4158 Points (29%)
2277 Points (16%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
235179 Points (44%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
165874 Points (23%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 29707     avg: 30122.5     median: 30122.5 (51%)     max: 30538 Points
24195 Points (41%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 72074     avg: 76476.5     median: 76476.5 (41%)     max: 80879 Points
50939 Points (28%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 10987     avg: 11038.5     median: 11038.5 (41%)     max: 11090 Points
min: 6644     avg: 6730     median: 6730 (25%)     max: 6816 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 12648     avg: 12816     median: 12816 (32%)     max: 12984 Points
min: 7485     avg: 7590.5     median: 7590.5 (19%)     max: 7696 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 190135     avg: 260292     median: 260292 (35%)     max: 330448 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 15290     avg: 15546     median: 15546 (50%)     max: 15802 points
min: 9151     avg: 9480.5     median: 9480.5 (30%)     max: 9810 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 17174     avg: 17287.5     median: 17287.5 (34%)     max: 17401 points
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (19%)     max: 9694 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
58.6 fps (41%)
40.7 fps (28%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
446.4 fps (81%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
59.8 fps (16%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 1773     avg: 1805     median: 1805 (34%)     max: 1837 Samples/s
1175 Samples/s (22%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 2584     avg: 3029.5     median: 3029.5 (28%)     max: 3475 Samples/s
2156 Samples/s (20%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 9259     avg: 9262.5     median: 9262.5 (33%)     max: 9266 Points
5493 Points (20%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
164 Watt (39%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
155 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
99.5 Watt (22%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 70%

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

The Division 2

The Division 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop):
181  fps
86%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
156 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop):
86  fps
62%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
53.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop):
68  fps
61%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
41.4 fps