NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1050 sales 25 October 2016 at a recommended price of $109. This is Pascal architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 112 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 5.7" (14.5 cm). No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 27.04 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1050's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
78.68
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP107
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
25 October 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$109
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$136.99
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1050's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
640
 
Core clock speed
1290 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1392 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,300 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
Texture fill rate
58.20
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,862 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
5.7" (14.5 cm)
 
Height
4.38" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Recommended system power (PSU)
300 Watt
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
7008 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
112 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Display Connectors
DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDCP
2.2
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
GameStream
+
 
GPU Boost
3.0
 
VR Ready
+
 
CUDA
+
 
Multi-Projection
+
 
Multi Monitor
+
 
Ansel
+
 
ShadowWorks
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1050. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
27.50
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
349683
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
40922
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6122
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
6797
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
8571
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
32463
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
88
 
Passmark
4596
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
6760
 

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1050. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
279 Mh/s
 
 
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.85 Gh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.3 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
143.76 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.53
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fortnite (2018)
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
high / 1080p
33
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
medium / 1080p
47
 
high / 1080p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
high / 1080p
59
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
medium / 768p
113
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Civilization VI (2016)
high / 1080p
48
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
86
 
medium / 768p
63
 
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
4k / 2160p
9
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
80
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
34
 
Doom (2016)
high / 1080p
54
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
18
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
125
 
medium / 1080p
57
 
high / 1080p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 
4k / 2160p
15
 
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
108
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
4k / 2160p
33
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
The Division (2016)
high / 1080p
39
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
46
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
78
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
medium / 1080p
55
 
high / 1080p
33
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
41
 
GTA V (2015)
ultra / 1080p
26
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
247
 
medium / 768p
155
 
high / 1080p
82
 
ultra / 1080p
66
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
131
 
medium / 768p
78
 
high / 1080p
44
 
ultra / 1080p
24
 
4k / 2160p
15
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
54
 
4k / 2160p
24
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
32
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
250
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1050 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1050 from AMD is Radeon R9 370, which is slower by 2% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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