GeForce GTX 1050: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GTX 1050 provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 13.05% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1050 sales 25 October 2016 at a recommended price of $109 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Pascal architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1050: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking362
Place by popularity15
Cost-effectiveness evaluation3.85
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17P-G1
Market segmentDesktop
Release date25 October 2016 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$109
Current price$211 (1.9x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GTX 1050's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores640of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores640
Core clock speed1290 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1392 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors3,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)75 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature97 °C
Texture fill rate58.20of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance1,862 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 1050 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height4.38" (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot
Recommended system power (PSU)300 Watt
Supplementary power connectorsNone
SLI options-
SLI-

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed7008 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth112 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsDP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
Multi monitor support+
HDMI+
HDCP2.2
G-SYNC support+

Supported 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.

GameStream+
GPU Boost3.0
VR Ready+
Ansel+

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1050. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1050 13.05

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 1050 5045

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1050 8571

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1050 32463

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1050 6797

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1050 40922

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 1050 16854

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1050 349683

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1050 15780

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 1050 16976

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 1050 88

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD47
1440p16
4K25

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 20−22

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 38
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 43
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 20−22
Far Cry 5 35−40
Far Cry New Dawn 35−40
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 62
Metro Exodus 46
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 53
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 26
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31
Cyberpunk 2077 20−22
Far Cry 5 56
Far Cry New Dawn 35
Forza Horizon 4 49
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 41
Metro Exodus 38
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 29
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 38
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 15
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 20−22
Far Cry 5 23
Forza Horizon 4 34
Horizon Zero Dawn 26
Metro Exodus 35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Hitman 3 18−20
Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 25
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 12
Hitman 3 9−10
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8−9
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 15

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8−9
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 12−14
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 11
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14

Closest competitors

GeForce GTX 1050's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 1050 is Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition, which is faster by 3% and higher by 4 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1050:

Radeon E8950 108.74
GeForce GTX 1050 100

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 1050 according to our statistics.

Community ratings

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