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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 61% 180%
Cyberpunk 2077 121% 285%
Doom Eternal 38% 141%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1% 73%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 61% 180%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 121% 285%
FIFA 20 14% 49%
Grand Theft Auto VI 146% 329%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 121% 285%
Need For Speed Heat 61% 180%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition.

The GTX 1050 has a 454 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1050 manages to provide 3.4 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 1050 has a 454 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1050 providing 14.5 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 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 560, and so the GTX 1050 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 560 when running the latest games.

The GTX 1050 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1050 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 560 has 22.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1050, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is slightly better than the GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1290 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622. The GTX 1050 having 668 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1050 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560.

The GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560. This means that the GTX 1050 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560. The GTX 560 requires 75 Watts more than the GTX 1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 560 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 18 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

18 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 19.3 FPS on Control

Control

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 25.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 33.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

33.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 39.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

39.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 48.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

48.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 7.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 7.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 13.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

13.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB gets 17.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

17.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1379 MHzvs925 MHz
Boost Clock1493 MHzvs-
ArchitecturePascal P107Fermi GF114-325-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs19 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs
7.9
1920x1080
8.2
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6.1
2560x1440
5.9
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4.1
3840x2160
4.4
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1050 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs134.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs336
Actual Shader Performance62%vs30%
Technology14nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs56
Texture Rate55.2 GTexel/svs51.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate44.1 GPixel/svs29.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
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 i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
This is MSI's gaming variant of the Nvidia Geforce 1050 2GB card, a card designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470. This version of the card comes equipped with a boosted core clockspeed, LED lights and a Twin Frozr VI cooling system.

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 1379MHz and goes up to 1493MHz 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
This card will enable mid level graphics performance on modern AAA 2016 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect it to deliver around 54+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
This card will be ever so slightly faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI Gaming 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080 so we would recommend 1600x900 as our optimal resolution to let you get the most out of your settings. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 925MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1050MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU II: Copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU to speed up heat dissipation for over 20% cooler performance, DirectCU II takes cooling further with twin 80mm fans for doubled airflow.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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