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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1050 run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. GeForce GTX 1050 is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 1050 game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 154 games in the list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 1050 is predicted to run Cyberpunk 2077 with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Borderlands 3 which is getting weak results, where it averages 13 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is FIFA 20, which is running at 79 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 1050 by researching Cyberpunk 2077 leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Borderlands 3 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 10 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was FIFA 20 which gets good results with a 60FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1050, this is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1050 in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 1050 is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1050? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1050 is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 122% more powerful and can run 894 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1050 is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 74% more powerful and can run 765 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1050 is released on 01 Nov 2016

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
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1050
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P107
Process
14nm
TMUs
40
Texture Rate
58 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
47 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
640
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$150.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1752 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
112.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1354 MHz
Boost Clock
1455 MHz
Power
Max Power
75 Watts
PSU
300 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
None
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8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
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GeForce GTX 1050 Game Requirement Analysis

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.


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GeForce GTX 1050 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 5% 66%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10% 66%
Halo: Reach 77% 47%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 128%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 128%
Borderlands 3 7% 75%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 47% 60%
Detroit: Become Human 24% 151%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 128%
FIFA 20 36% 12%
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dadog a fifa 19

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I don't know much about hardware, is it a good upgrade for my pc?

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Considering your monitor resolution, it will be an excellent value for your system, though I would recommend a stronger processor if u intend to go for graphic cards more powerful than this one.

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will it bottleneck with my cpu?

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of course yes, you need at least a g4560 or similar
or if you want to stay with lga 775 chip try q9650

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Should I buy a GTX 970 or keep this one ? will I see a big difference in games ?

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I don't believe it will be worth upgrading. Sure you'd notice some better performance, but it would be better to stick with 1050 until a better upgrade comes out.

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Good for my cpu? Phenom II X6 1090T

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Your CPU is only 2% than mine, I tried many games there is no bottleneck with my i5, I think it should be fine :)

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any bottleneck?

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I think it will be good, except on CPU centered games.

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Will my cpu bottleneck this?

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I wouldn't say that it would. I have an i3 4170 which is 13% better. I have this gpu as well, no bottleneck.

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im using amd A10-7800 with R9 270x ,, so is this GTX 1050 is same as r9 270x or better? should i switched?

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No it's not worth it, it's like 10% better than your current GPU, I'd rather save for a GTX 1060 or above, or wait for next gen, your current one is good, runs almost all games at playable frames.

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does amd a8-7650k bottleneck this card?

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I have AMD Athlon x4 860k (4.2GHz OC)
This GPU or 1050 ti ?
Or any other suggestion

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GTX 1050 Ti, it won't bottleneck so much.

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