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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

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 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1228 - 1670 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

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
15.5 pt (17%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1564     avg: 1789     median: 1751.5 (10%)     max: 2258 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1416     avg: 1653     median: 1603.5 (9%)     max: 2130 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 200623     avg: 285488     median: 287287 (53%)     max: 328292 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 7482     avg: 103171     median: 83970 (12%)     max: 200390 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 11173     avg: 17957     median: 18946 (28%)     max: 21868 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 14979     avg: 36212     median: 38041.5 (19%)     max: 40201 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 4658     avg: 5408     median: 5453.5 (18%)     max: 5862 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 4935     avg: 6024     median: 6067.5 (14%)     max: 6651 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 11212     avg: 107998     median: 86128 (11%)     max: 241210 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 6282     avg: 7505     median: 7550 (19%)     max: 8458 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 6744     avg: 7668     median: 7693 (13%)     max: 8903 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 75.7     avg: 97     median: 105.3 (20%)     max: 110 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
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 +
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 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 - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 105     avg: 114     median: 114.1 (26%)     max: 123.2 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 60     avg: 88.6     median: 88.6 (33%)     max: 117.1 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 954     avg: 1118     median: 1129.5 (12%)     max: 1260 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 1635     avg: 1986     median: 2008 (14%)     max: 2291 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 4314     avg: 4550     median: 4583 (10%)     max: 4793 Points
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 75     avg: 92.7     median: 92.9 (20%)     max: 109 Watt