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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 53% 92%
Hitman 3 99% 150%
Resident Evil 8 53% 92%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 40% 76%
FIFA 21 23% 3%
Grand Theft Auto VI 115% 171%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 35% 70%
Genshin Impact 53% 92%
Far Cry 6 121% 178%
The Medium 91% 140%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition.

The GTX 1050 Ti has a 214 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1050 Ti providing 10.3 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 1050 Ti has a 214 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1050 Ti providing 6.9 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 1050 Ti was released less than a year after the GTX 950, 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 1050 Ti has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1050 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1050 Ti has 6.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1050 Ti is marginally better than the GTX 950.

Both the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB and the GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition have 768 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 1050 Ti is 1443 and by the GTX 950 is 1299. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 1050 Ti is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GTX 1050 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the GTX 1050 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 Ti and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 20 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 21.4 FPS on Control

Control

21.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 25 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 35.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

35.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 39.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 44 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

44 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 18 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 8.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB gets 15 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

15 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1290 MHzvs1076 MHz
Boost Clock1392 MHzvs1253 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM206-251-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Oct 2016vs01 Mar 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs
9.7
1920x1080
8.6
green tick vs
7.7
2560x1440
6.2
green tick vs
5.6
3840x2160
4.6
green tick vs
4

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs768
Actual Shader Performance69%vs63%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs48
Texture Rate61.9 GTexel/svs51.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate41.3 GPixel/svs34.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is one of Nvidia's lower end graphics card. It is competing against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the newer RX 470.

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 6 SM activated and 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1290MHz and goes up to 1392MHz when the Boost Clock is triggered in game.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 3504MHz.

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 Ti 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 55+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will be faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a modern CPU like the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for minimal system bottleneck.
Overview
GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1076MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1317MHz, instead of 1253MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Dual Fans Thermal Design: Dual fans covers more area of heatsink to take heats away more efficiently.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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