1660 Ti Mobile vs 1050 Ti

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.14
 
2.42
Architecture
Turing
 
Pascal
GPU code name
N18E-G0
 
N17P-G1
Market segment
Laptop
 
Desktop
Launch date
23 April 2019 (2 years ago)
 
25 October 2016 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$139
Price now
$682 (3x MSRP)
 
$375 (2.7x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1536
 
768
CUDA cores
no data
 
768
Core clock speed
1455 MHz
 
1290 MHz
Boost clock speed
1590 MHz
 
1392 MHz
Number of transistors
6,600 million
 
3,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
16 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
no data
 
75 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
97 °C
Texture fill rate
152.6
 
66.82
Floating-point performance
no data
 
2,138 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 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
medium sized
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
145 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

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

Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
12000 MHz
 
7 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
288.0 GB/s
 
112 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
no data
 
+
Ansel
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
7.5
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 1660 Ti Mobile 38.75 +60.7%
GTX 1050 Ti 24.11

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 1660 Ti Mobile 97517 +91.4%
GTX 1050 Ti 50939

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 13140 +92.8%
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 1660 Ti Mobile 14818 +98%
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 1660 Ti Mobile 20119 +112.8%
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 1660 Ti Mobile 419800 +19%
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 1660 Ti Mobile 10176 +60.7%
GTX 1050 Ti 6332

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
326 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred)
no data
 
1.01 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
12.62 Mh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
no data
 
0.3 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
no data
 
156.48 Sol/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile satisfies 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

GTX 1050 Ti satisfies 97% minimum and 86% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
86%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
86%

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

 
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
GTX 1050 Ti
1080p
 
100 +96.1%
51 −96.1%
1440p
 
59 +84.4%
32 −84.4%
4K
 
36 +38.5%
26 −38.5%

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 11% and lower by 22 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile:

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1050 Ti from AMD is Radeon R9 380, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1050 Ti:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

60.7% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (23 April 2019 vs 25 October 2016)

Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (1536 vs 768)

Higher memory bandwidth (288 vs 112 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Cheaper ($375 vs $682)

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)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Ansel

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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