NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1290
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 21.60

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1050 Ti sales 25 October 2016 at a recommended price of $139. This is Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GB/s are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 112 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 145 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

21.60%

of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating231
Value for money20.22
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17P-G1
Market segmentDesktop
Release date25 October 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$139
Price now$315 (2.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores768of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores768
Core clock speed1290 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1392 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors3,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature97 °C
Texture fill rate66.82of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance2,138 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti'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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length145 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed7 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth112 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI+
G-SYNC support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+
Ansel+

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 Ti 21.60
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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.

GTX 1050 Ti 50939

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1050 Ti 6816

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1050 Ti 7485

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.

GTX 1050 Ti 9453

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.

GTX 1050 Ti 352876

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

GTX 1050 Ti 6312

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.

GTX 1050 Ti 20616

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.

GTX 1050 Ti 21864

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.

GTX 1050 Ti 20678

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 326 Mh/s  
Decred / DCR (Decred) 1.01 Gh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 12.62 Mh/s  
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.3 kh/s  
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 156.48 Sol/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 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.

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

Full HD51
1440p32
4K26

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 48
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 63
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 48
Forza Horizon 4 69
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 31
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 52
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 39
Cyberpunk 2077 17
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 45
Forza Horizon 4 64
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 26
Red Dead Redemption 2 18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 49
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 51
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 36
Far Cry New Dawn 41
Forza Horizon 4 45
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 26
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 36
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 29
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 9
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 18
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 14
Forza Horizon 4 20
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1050 Ti performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA T600 103.38
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 100

Conclusion

GTX 1050 Ti is a middle class video card. While being relatively cheap, it allows playing nearly every game out there in Full HD resolution with settings close to maximum.

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AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1050 Ti from AMD is Radeon R9 380, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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