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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 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G0
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed *1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed *7000 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
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption
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min: 28     avg: 78.8 (28%)     median: 91.1 (33%)     max: 104.8 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080
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min: 72.8     avg: 85.9 (23%)     median: 85.9 (23%)     max: 99 Watt
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 247     avg: 247 (45%)     median: 247 (45%)     max: 247 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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min: 227.1     avg: 227.1 (100%)     median: 227.1 (100%)     max: 227.1 fps
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 1521     avg: 1607 (12%)     median: 1556 (12%)     max: 1744 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
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min: 1665     avg: 1758.7 (17%)     median: 1714 (17%)     max: 1897 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 5421     avg: 6012.8 (15%)     median: 6027 (15%)     max: 6393 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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min: 4965     avg: 5423.8 (23%)     median: 5455 (23%)     max: 5729 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 14979     avg: 34858.4 (21%)     median: 37573 (23%)     max: 39864 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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min: 11173     avg: 17961.3 (36%)     median: 19501 (39%)     max: 20291 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 268147     avg: 280155 (62%)     median: 281082 (62%)     max: 290308 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 73576     avg: 91656.8 (24%)     median: 84368 (22%)     max: 112822 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 11212     avg: 74458.9 (10%)     median: 81350.5 (11%)     max: 116616 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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min: 70.8     avg: 70.8 (64%)     median: 70.8 (64%)     max: 70.8 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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min: 78.3     avg: 78.3 (29%)     median: 78.3 (29%)     max: 78.3 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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min: 4356     avg: 4585.7 (21%)     median: 4612 (21%)     max: 4793 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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min: 954     avg: 1080.3 (20%)     median: 1027 (19%)     max: 1260 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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min: 1635     avg: 1911.3 (18%)     median: 1808 (17%)     max: 2291 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 7360     avg: 7745.6 (15%)     median: 7664 (15%)     max: 8223 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 7226     avg: 7617.2 (27%)     median: 7554 (26%)     max: 7980 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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min: 75.7     avg: 92.9 (41%)     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 R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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.

Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
125.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
82.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
68.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
53  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III

Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III

2017
low 1280x720
81 106 ~ 94 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
33.6 36.5 ~ 35 fps    + Compare