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 25.83 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1050's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
52.49
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP107
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
25 October 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$109
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$149.99
 
of 4762.99 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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 12
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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
7008 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
112 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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
DirectX 12_1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
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
25.83
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
349683.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
40922.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6122.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
6797.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
8571.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
32463.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
88.30
 
 
Passmark
4549
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
6760
 
 

Mining hashrate

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
13.21
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fortnite (2018)
high / 1080p
53.30
 
ultra / 1080p
42.00
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
high / 1080p
32.50
 
ultra / 1080p
22.90
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
medium / 1080p
47.10
 
high / 1080p
24.30
 
ultra / 1080p
19.90
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
high / 1080p
59.30
 
ultra / 1080p
47.50
 
4k / 2160p
13.90
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
medium / 768p
113.00
 
high / 1080p
42.60
 
ultra / 1080p
39.00
 
4k / 2160p
13.90
 
Civilization VI (2016)
high / 1080p
48.00
 
ultra / 1080p
40.20
 
4k / 2160p
31.50
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
86.00
 
medium / 768p
63.10
 
high / 1080p
33.60
 
ultra / 1080p
16.70
 
4k / 2160p
9.00
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
80.00
 
high / 1080p
37.30
 
ultra / 1080p
33.70
 
Doom (2016)
high / 1080p
54.00
 
ultra / 1080p
46.50
 
4k / 2160p
18.30
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
125.00
 
medium / 1080p
57.00
 
high / 1080p
51.00
 
ultra / 1080p
38.00
 
4k / 2160p
15.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
108.00
 
ultra / 1080p
63.00
 
4k / 2160p
33.10
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
high / 1080p
42.20
 
ultra / 1080p
36.90
 
4k / 2160p
15.60
 
The Division (2016)
high / 1080p
39.20
 
ultra / 1080p
30.30
 
4k / 2160p
14.10
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
52.90
 
ultra / 1080p
45.70
 
4k / 2160p
15.60
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
78.00
 
high / 1080p
35.40
 
ultra / 1080p
20.00
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
medium / 1080p
54.90
 
high / 1080p
33.20
 
ultra / 1080p
14.50
 
Dota 2 (2015)
high / 1080p
156.00
 
ultra / 1080p
139.00
 
4k / 2160p
47.40
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
41.10
 
GTA V (2015)
ultra / 1080p
25.70
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
247.00
 
medium / 768p
155.00
 
high / 1080p
82.40
 
ultra / 1080p
65.90
 
4k / 2160p
20.30
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
131.00
 
medium / 768p
77.90
 
high / 1080p
43.70
 
ultra / 1080p
24.10
 
4k / 2160p
15.30
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
54.00
 
4k / 2160p
24.00
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
31.90
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
250.00
 

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 7970, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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