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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 53% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 40% 45%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 35% 40%
Watch Dogs Legion 47% 53%
Godfall 148% 157%
FIFA 21 23% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 35% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 115% 123%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 119% 127%
Genshin Impact 53% 59%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition.

The GTX 1050 Ti has a 49 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960, but the GTX 960 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1050 Ti. As a result, the GTX 960 exhibits a 17.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1050 Ti. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1050 Ti has a 49 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1050 Ti providing 1.6 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 GTX 1050 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 960, and so the GTX 1050 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 960.

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 Ti 4GB and the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 960 has 0.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1050 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 960 is marginally better than the GTX 1050 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 Ti is 1443 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 1803. The GTX 960 having 360 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 960 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1050 Ti.

The GTX 1050 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 960. This means that the GTX 1050 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 Ti and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960. The GTX 960 requires 45 Watts more than the GTX 1050 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 960 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1050 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 20 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 21.4 FPS on Control

Control

21.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 25 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 35.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

35.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 39.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 44 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

44 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 18 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 8.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 15 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

15 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1290 MHzvs1241 MHz
Boost Clock1392 MHzvs1304 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM206-300-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Oct 2016vs05 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8.6
green tick vs
8.5
2560x1440
6.2
green tick vs
6.1
3840x2160
4.6
green tick vs
4.5

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs112.2GB/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 Units768vs1024
Actual Shader Performance69%vs87%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs64
Texture Rate61.9 GTexel/svs79.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate41.3 GPixel/svs39.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is one of Nvidia's lower end graphics card. It is competing against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the newer RX 470.

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 6 SM activated and 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1290MHz and goes up to 1392MHz when the Boost Clock is triggered in game.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 3504MHz.

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 Ti 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 55+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will be faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a modern CPU like the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for minimal system bottleneck.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1216MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1279MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 2X With Unique Blade Fan which is Equipped with two 90mm unique blade fan and three copper heat pipes. The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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