NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs 950

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
48.07
 
15.04
Architecture
Pascal
 
Maxwell
Code name
N17P-G1
 
GM206
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
25 October 2016
 
20 August 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$139
 
$159
Price now
$171
 
$447

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950'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 Ti and GeForce GTX 950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
768
 
768
CUDA cores
768
 
768
Core clock speed
1291 MHz
 
1024 MHz
Boost Clock
1392 MHz
 
1188 MHz
Transistor count
3,300 million
 
2,940 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
90 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
66.82 GTexel / s
 
49.2 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
2,138 gflops
 
1,825 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950 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
no data
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
145 mm
 
7.938" (20.2 cm)
Height
no data
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Recommended system power (PSU)
no data
 
350 Watt
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pins
SLI options
-
 
2x

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
7 GB/s
 
6.6 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
112 GB / s
 
105.6 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
no data
 
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Multi monitor support
no data
 
4 displays
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
+
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
+
GameStream
-
 
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
no data
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
no data
 
+
GeForce Experience
no data
 
+
Surround
no data
 
+
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
no data
Adaptive Vertical Sync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1050 Ti 30.49 +22.3%
GTX 950 24.94

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1050 Ti 50939 +36%
GTX 950 37454

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1050 Ti 6816 +21.6%
GTX 950 5605

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1050 Ti 7485 +20.6%
GTX 950 6208

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1050 Ti 9453 +13.2%
GTX 950 8351

Passmark

GTX 1050 Ti 6479 +19%
GTX 950 5445

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
326 Mh/s +39.9%
 
233 Mh/s −39.9%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
1.01 Gh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
12.62 Mh/s +26.6%
 
9.97 Mh/s −26.6%
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.3 kh/s
 
no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
156.48 Sol/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

22.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (25 October 2016 vs 20 August 2015)
Cheaper ($139 vs $159)
Higher memory bandwidth (112 vs 105.6 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 90 watts)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
Ansel

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
HDCP
NVIDIAGameStreamReady
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GameWorks

So, GTX 1050 Ti or 950?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 950, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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