NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1290
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 11.40

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. 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 card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

11.40%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating310
Place by popularity94
Value for money13.65
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameGP107B
Market segmentLaptop
Release date3 January 2017 (5 years ago)
Current price$256 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores640
Core clock speed1290 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1392 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors3,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature97 °C
Texture fill rate59.72of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

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
Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
SLI options-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed7008 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
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 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsDP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
Multi monitor support+
HDCP2.2
G-SYNC support+

Technologies

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

GameStream+
GPU Boost3.0
Ansel+

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA+

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 11.40
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 1050 Mobile 4461

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1050 Mobile 26560

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1050 Mobile 7693

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1050 Mobile 5454

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1050 Mobile 6068

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1050 Mobile 38042

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1050 Mobile 287287

Unigine Heaven 3.0

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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1050 Mobile 78

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.

Average FPS

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

900p73
Full HD46
1440p24
4K15

Popular games

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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
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
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
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18
Metro Exodus 11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 17
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 13
Battlefield 5 26
Far Cry 5 21
Far Cry New Dawn 24
Forza Horizon 4 26
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10
Metro Exodus 7
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−11
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

The nearest GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire, which is faster by 4% and higher by 6 positions in our performance rating.

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Similar GPUs

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