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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)

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).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
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) 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 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) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7008 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Date of Announcement25.10.2016

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
96234 Points (100%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

low 1280x720
47.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
133  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
62  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
40.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
177  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
62.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
38.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30.7  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
19  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
52.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
39.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
31.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
115  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
63.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
50.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.9  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
19.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
65  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
30.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
18.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
56.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
33.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
30.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
196  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
167  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
154  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
124  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
95  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
54.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
98  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
40.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
25  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
2.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
75  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15.8  fps    + Compare