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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB GeForce GTX 1050
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 66%
Cyberpunk 2077 25% 128%
Doom Eternal 22% 43%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 44% 2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9% 66%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 25% 128%
FIFA 20 51% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 39% 153%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 25% 128%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 66%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050.

The GTX 1060 has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1050. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 74.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1060 has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 1050. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 33.8 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 less than a year after the GTX 1060, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 GTX 1060 has 4096 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 1050, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1060 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1060 has 80.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 1050, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1060 is much better than the GeForce GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1050 has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 3171 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1050 is 1257. The GTX 1060 having 1914 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1060 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1060. This means that the GeForce GTX 1050 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1050 requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1050. The GTX 1060 requires 45 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1060 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 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 34 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

34 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 18.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 44.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 24.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

24.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 44.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

44.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 24.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 45.4 FPS on Control

Control

45.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 24.9 FPS on Control

Control

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 46.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

46.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 24.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 55.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 30.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

30.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 55.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 30.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 56.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

56.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 30.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 57.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 31.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

31.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 57.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 31.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

31.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 59.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 32.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

32.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 60.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

60.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 33.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

33.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 65.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

65.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 36 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 66.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

66.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 35.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

35.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 67.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 37 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 72.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

72.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 39 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 75.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

75.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 40.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

40.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 76.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

76.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 41.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 78.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

78.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 43.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

43.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 80 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 43.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 85.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

85.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 47 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 91.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

91.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 50 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

50 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 16.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

16.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 9.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

9.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 16.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 9.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

9.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 18.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 10.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

10.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 19.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 10.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

10.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 20.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

20.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 11.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

11.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 22.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

22.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 12.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

12.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 22.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

22.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 12.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

12.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 24.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 13.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

13.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 27.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 15 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 28.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 15.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 29.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 15.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

15.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 30.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 16.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

16.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 30.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 16.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

16.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 45.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

45.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 24.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

24.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 14.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

14.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 27.3 FPS on Control

Control

27.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 15 FPS on Control

Control

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 32.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 17.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

17.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 39.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 21.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

21.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 47.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

47.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 26.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

26.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1607 MHzvs1354 MHz
Boost Clock1835 MHzvs1455 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1Pascal P107
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs01 Nov 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
8.1
2560x1440
8
green tick vs
5.8
3840x2160
6
green tick vs
4.3

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs112.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs640
Actual Shader Performance100%vs60%
Technology16nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs40
Texture Rate128.6 GTexel/svs54.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate77.1 GPixel/svs43.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs300 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
EVGA's GeForce GTX 1060 Superclocked GAMING card is another small form factor single fan performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1835MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate that the GeForce GTX 1060 offers performance just a bit lower than the GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is far faster than its predecessor the GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's new Radeon RX 480 is comparative to this card.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal gaming Performance.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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