NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 vs MX250

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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Release date
25 October 2016
21 February 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250'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 and GeForce MX250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
CUDA cores
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Core clock speed
1290 MHz
1518 MHz
Boost Clock
1392 MHz
1582 MHz
Transistor count
3,300 million
1,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
10 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
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Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
1,862 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250 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). 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 size
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Bus support
PCIe 3.0
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PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
5.7" (14.5 cm)
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4.38" (11.1 cm)
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Recommended system power (PSU)
300 Watt
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Supplementary power connectors
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Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250: 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
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
7008 MHz
6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
112 GB/s
48.06 GB/s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250. 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 Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
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Display Connectors
DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
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Multi monitor support
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G-SYNC support


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
GPU Boost
VR Ready
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Multi Monitor
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (12_1)
12 (12_1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1050 33.86 +185.3%
GeForce MX250 11.87

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1050 349683 +58.2%
GeForce MX250 221026

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1050 40922 +86.5%
GeForce MX250 21943

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1050 6122 +88.1%
GeForce MX250 3254

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1050 6797 +85.6%
GeForce MX250 3662

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1050 8571 +85.8%
GeForce MX250 4614

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1050 32463 +96.9%
GeForce MX250 16488

Unigine Heaven 3.0

GTX 1050 88 +100%
GeForce MX250 44


GTX 1050 5701 +121.3%
GeForce MX250 2576

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
279 Mh/s
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Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.85 Gh/s
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Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.3 kh/s
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Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
143.76 Sol/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

185.3% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (640 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (112 vs 48.06 GB/s)
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Much newer (21 February 2019 vs 25 October 2016)
Less power hungry (10 vs 75 watts)
Vulkan 1.1
OpenGL 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
GPU Boost 3.0

So, GTX 1050 or MX250?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 1050 is a desktop card while GeForce MX250 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce MX250, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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