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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
Halo: Reach 47% 45%
Cyberpunk 2077 128% 137%
Red Dead Redemption 2 66% 72%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2% 6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 66% 72%
Doom Eternal 43% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 128% 137%
Grand Theft Auto VI 153% 163%
FIFA 20 12% 8%
Need For Speed Heat 66% 72%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GeForce GTX 1050 has a 151 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950, but the GTX 950 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1050. As a result, the GTX 950 exhibits a 3.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 1050. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 1050 has a 151 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GTX 1050 providing 4.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 1050 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 950, and so the GeForce GTX 1050 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 950.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 1050 and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 1050 has 6.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1050 is marginally better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1050 has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1050 is 1257 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1457. The GTX 950 having 200 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 1050 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the GeForce GTX 1050 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1050 requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition requires 125 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The GTX 950 requires 50 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 950 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 17.2 FPS on Control

Control

17.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 17.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

17.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 19.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

19.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 31.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 39 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 40 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

40 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 14 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 7.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 13 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

13 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1354 MHzvs1203 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHzvs1405 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM206-250
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8.1
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7.9
2560x1440
5.8
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5.7
3840x2160
4.3
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4.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs768
Actual Shader Performance60%vs70%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs48
Texture Rate54.2 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs38.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs125 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The latest GeForce GTX 1050 is Nvidia's lower end graphics card, designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470 and expected to replace the outgoing GTX 960.

Architecture
The Pascal Architecture aims for twice as much performance as the Maxwell Architecture and Introduces support for Second Gen HBM.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GP107-400 which has 5 SM activated and thus 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1354MHz and goes up to 1455MHz with the Boost Clock.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 3504MHz which is outstanding.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
The GTX 1050 will enable mid level graphics performance on modern AAA 2016 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 50+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 960.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080, so our recommendation would be to use 1600x900 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 2GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1203MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1405MHz, instead of 1188MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 2.0 fans use double ball bearings, which offer 4X longer lifespan than the sleeve bearing fans used by competitors. The oil that is used in sleeve bearing fans makes them vulnerable and prone to failure after time when the oil dries up.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 2GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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