NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1354
  • Max video memory 4096
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 16.80
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile sales 3 January 2017. This is Pascal architecture notebook 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 112.1 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

16.80%

percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating261
Value for money15.84
ArchitecturePascal
GPU code nameGP107B
Market segmentLaptop
Release date3 January 2017 (4 years ago)
Price now$256 of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile'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 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores640of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed1354 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1493 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors3,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate59.72of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: 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 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed7008 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth112.1 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs
G-SYNC support+

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA6.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile. 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 Mobile 16.80
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

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 Mobile 38042
GTX 1050 Mobile 5454

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 Mobile 6068

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 Mobile 7693

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.

GTX 1050 Mobile 26560

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.

GTX 1050 Mobile 78

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 Mobile 287287

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 Mobile 4461

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 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 games across different resolutions:

900p73
1080p46
1440p24
4K15

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 37
Battlefield 5 51
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40
Far Cry 5 39
Far Cry New Dawn 38
Forza Horizon 4 55
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 33

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30
Battlefield 5 44
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 33
Far Cry 5 36
Far Cry New Dawn 37
Forza Horizon 4 52
Metro Exodus 19
Red Dead Redemption 2 14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 29
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 39

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18
Battlefield 5 37
Far Cry 5 33
Far Cry New Dawn 33
Forza Horizon 4 37
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 22

2560x1440
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18
Metro Exodus 11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 17

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 13
Battlefield 5 26
Far Cry 5 21
Far Cry New Dawn 24
Forza Horizon 4 26

3840x2160
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10
Metro Exodus 7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7
Battlefield 5 13
Far Cry 5 11
Far Cry New Dawn 11
Forza Horizon 4 15

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 550 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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