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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 151 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order with 0 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Red Dead Redemption 2 which returns a weak 13 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which we saw getting a weak 6 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Red Dead Redemption 2 running on GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB which gets L: 25FPS, M: 20FPS, H: 13FPS, U: 10FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets L: 12FPS, M: 10FPS, H: 6FPS, U: 5FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB PC gaming is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 122% more powerful and can run 893 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 74% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 763 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB is released on 01 Nov 2016

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 17.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

17.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 18.7 FPS on Control

Control

18.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 23.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 31.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 38.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 45 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

45 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 7.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 13.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

13.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB gets 16.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.6 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB
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
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$130.00
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
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 1050 MSI 2GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview


This is effectively MSI's reference GeForce GTX 1050, Nvidia's lower end graphics card, designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470. It has a single fan.


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 by MSI 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 50+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.


The GTX 1050 will be ever so slightly faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960


System Suggestions


MSI's GeForce GTX 1050 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080 so we recommend a display size of 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 MSI 2GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
61%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 5% 66%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10% 66%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 128%
Halo: Reach 77% 47%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 128%
Detroit: Become Human 24% 151%
Borderlands 3 7% 75%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 128%
FIFA 20 36% 12%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 47% 60%
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