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. 4 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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 21.58 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1050's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
51.02
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP107
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
25 October 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$109
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$147
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
Texture fill rate
58.2 GTexel / s
 
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

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
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
7008 MHz
 
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 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
Vulkan
+
 

Benchmark 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

21.58

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

4712

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

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

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 HD 7870 GHz Edition, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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