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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 126 MHz higher core clock speed and 184 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1050. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 277.3 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 1080 Ti has a 126 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 1050. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 86.9 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 1080 Ti was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 1050, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 9216 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 1050, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 372.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 1050, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is massively better than the GeForce GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1050 has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1050 is 1257 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is 7654. The GTX 1080 Ti having 6397 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080 Ti. This means that the GeForce GTX 1050 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1050 requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti requires 220 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 Ti. The GTX 1080 Ti requires 145 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 1050.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Battlefield V

39 FPS

Battlefield V

135 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

40 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

125 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

33 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

105 FPS

The Witcher III

41.9 FPS

The Witcher III

118 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 49.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

49.5 FPS

Crysis 3

143.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

34.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

100.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

30.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

87.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

30.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

97 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

40.6 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

118 FPS

Battlefield 1

52.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

152.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

38.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

112 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

32.9 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

95.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

23.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

68 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

32.7 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

108 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

38.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

113 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

112.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

93.7 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

242 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

69.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

27.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 43.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

43.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

126.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

52.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

153.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

41.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

121.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

23.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

69.6 FPS

Battlefield V

24.1 FPS

Battlefield V

64 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

13 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

58 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

12.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

54.9 FPS

The Witcher III

18.4 FPS

The Witcher III

65.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 15.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

15.5 FPS

Crysis 3

58 FPS

Just Cause 4

12 FPS

Just Cause 4

43.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

13.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

38.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

12.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

83 FPS

Battlefield 1

24.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

82 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

14.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

46 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

15.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

38 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

10.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

15.4 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

44.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

13.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

38.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

14.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

43.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

24.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

71.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

11.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 gets 14.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

14.6 FPS

Far Cry 5

42.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

18.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

53.1 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

22.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

66 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

11.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1354 MHzvs1480 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHzvs1582 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Pascal P102
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs05 Mar 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8.1
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2560x1440
5.8
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3840x2160
4.3
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7.9

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs11264 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1376 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs352 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs484.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 3072 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs3584
Actual Shader Performance60%vs100%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs224
Texture Rate54.2 GTexel/svs331.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs88
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs130.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs220 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-6900K 8-Core 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the top 1000 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Pascal architecture.

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 P102-300-A1 which has 3584 Shader Processing Units, 224 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1480MHz and goes up to 1584MHz, in Boost mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 11.2GB frame buffer of second gen GDDR5X memory, through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1376MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 220W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with 2 power connectors, a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Recommended CPUIntel Core i3-7100 2-Core 3.9GHz
AMD Athlon X4 880K
AMD APU A10-7890K Quad-Core
Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9GHz
Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz
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Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
Radeon RX 480 8GB
Radeon R9 390X
GeForce GTX 690
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