NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Nvidia GeForce gtx 1050 mobile. As is typical when a new line of graphics cards gets released. There’s this immediate focus on high-end with Nvidia pushing cards like the 1080 and 1070 is having unparalleled performance. While AMD’s RX 480 was supposed to be a VR for the masses type product. But what about the humble gamer without a bottomless trust fund bank account who just wants a solid 1080p experience.
Let’s have a look at Nvidia’s latest offering for the blue-collar members of the PC master race. The GeForce GTX 1050Ti is based off the same Pascal microarchitecture as the rest of the GeForce 10 series. But it uses the new GP 107 GPU. This is a bit of a change from the GeForce 9 series. The gtx 950 just ran a cut-down version of the gtx 960 GPU. With the 1050 Ti, you get 768 CUDA cores, with the 1392 megahertz on the boost clock as well as 4 gigabytes of gddr5 VRAM running on a 128-bit memory bus.
We of course need to look at performance in real games. Here’s how our 1050 Ti stacked up on our core i7 68 50k test bench that we use for all of our testings. To standardize our results and eliminate bottlenecks all tests were performed at 1080p. As this is a less powerful card that isn’t really aimed at users going for 1440p or 4k.
Starting out with the Crysis 3 which is still a punishing title after over three and a half years. The 1050 Ti performed quite well for a card targeted squarely at the lower-middle end of the market. It managed frame rates in the low 40 on very high presets while bumping things down to high delivers a buttery smooth experience at 71 frames per second.
Moving on to rise of the Tomb Raider. The story was somewhat similar with 1050TI managing close to 60 FPS on high settings. While very high will set you back about 10 frames.
DirectX 12, unfortunately, didn’t help matters costing us a few FPS actually which has been a recurring theme on the latest Nvidia set of hardware. The much-anticipated battlefield 1 played very nicely with both of our 1050 Ti. Scoring in the low 60 on Ultra settings.
Performance on the highest preset in Doom was similarly impressive with frame rates in the upper 60. But although these numbers are quite good for a budget-oriented 1080p focused card. Does that necessarily mean the card is a good value? Well, that depends on how you define value if you go for strict dollars per frame analysis the gtx 750ti doesn’t exactly come out looking that good as you can see on this graph.
However many buyers looking for a graphics card in this price range mostly care about just smooth 1080p performance at respectable settings without any dunking around
The $140 GTX 1050 Ti is the cheapest card that hits all these marks as it scored very close to or above 60 FPS at high settings in all of our games and scored at least in the mid 40 or even higher at the max presets.
It’s the closest competitor on the red team the $100 RX 460 can’t really say the same but then 40 bucks is a pretty big price delta at this end of the market. However, given that the next step up performance-wise is the RX 470 at $50 more it seems like the 1050 Ti has a nice little spot carved out for it for the folks that just want to come as close to possible to maxing out titles in 1080p for the least amount of money assuming that the actual prices line up with MSRP at all.
If you are in the market for a more budget-oriented card it doesn’t do for PC gaming what you know like Doritos Locos Tacos did for the simulated Mexican food market but it’ll do.
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