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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)

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.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
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 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 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) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (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 (Notebook) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G0
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement03.01.2017

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1665     avg: 1762.5     median: 1744 (16%)     max: 1897 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1521     avg: 1607.8     median: 1583 (12%)     max: 1744 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 236041     avg: 275861     median: 286010 (63%)     max: 290308 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 59850     avg: 90772.1     median: 83572 (11%)     max: 158343 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 11173     avg: 18154.3     median: 19501 (39%)     max: 20367 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 14979     avg: 35855.5     median: 37573 (23%)     max: 39864 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 4965     avg: 5421.9     median: 5455 (23%)     max: 5729 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 5421     avg: 6020.2     median: 6022.5 (15%)     max: 6393 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 11212     avg: 83383     median: 81350.5 (11%)     max: 185000 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 7170     avg: 7580.1     median: 7574 (26%)     max: 7980 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 7360     avg: 7730.1     median: 7697.5 (15%)     max: 8223 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
70.8 fps (64%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 75.7     avg: 92.9     median: 92.9 (41%)     max: 110 fps
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
227.1 fps (62%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 954     avg: 1080.3     median: 1027 (19%)     max: 1260 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 1635     avg: 1911.3     median: 1808 (17%)     max: 2291 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 4356     avg: 4543.6     median: 4558.5 (20%)     max: 4793 Points
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 83.8     avg: 92.9     median: 93.1 (25%)     max: 104.8 Watt
- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Ark Survival Evolved

Ark Survival Evolved

2017
low 1280x720
76  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
24.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
16.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
133  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
67  fps    + Compare