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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2019. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 271.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB can run Borderlands 3 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 45 FPS, Medium: 35 FPS, High: 24 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Red Dead Redemption 2 returns a weak 17 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB at 1440p with Borderlands 3, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 34 FPS, Medium: 27 FPS, High: 18 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. We then checked out Red Dead Redemption 2 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 34FPS, M: 27FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS. And another popular game was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order that returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB PC gaming is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 107% more powerful and can run 897 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 55% better and can meet 685 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB release date is unconfirmed

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 18.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 19.7 FPS on Control

Control

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 26 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 34.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

34.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 40.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

40.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 49.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 7.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 7.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 13.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

13.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB gets 18.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.4 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P107
Process
14nm
TMUs
40
Texture Rate
61 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
49 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
640
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
3
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1417 MHz
Boost Clock
1531 MHz
Power
Max Power
75 Watts
PSU
300 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
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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10
8.3
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4.4
GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview


The GeForce GTX 1050 Windforce OC 2GB edition by Gigabyte is a overclocked version of 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. This card features dual blade Windforce cooling, an overclocked core speed, a back plate and 2 extra HDMI ports.


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 1417MHz and goes up to 1531MHz with the Boost Clock in OC mode.


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, due to extra features this card requires a 6-pin power connector in order to function.


Performance


The GTX 1050 Windforce OC 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 53+ 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 Windforce OC 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.


Source [LifeFace]
GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
64%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 11% 57%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 15% 57%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 116%
Death Stranding 3% 116%
Cyberpunk 2077 3% 116%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 57%
Planet Zoo 16% 69%
Diablo 4 7% 116%
FIFA 20 39% 16%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3% 116%
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