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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 118% 84%
Call of Duty Warzone 59% 34%
Minecraft: Dungeons 67% 41%
Valorant 84% 87%
Grand Theft Auto VI 142% 104%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 118% 84%
Doom Eternal 61% 36%
Maneater 36% 15%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 53% 29%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 48% 25%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB.

The GTX 1050 has a 354 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960 Ti, but the GTX 960 Ti has 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1050. As a result, the GTX 960 Ti exhibits a 44.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1050. 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 has a 354 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960 Ti, but the GTX 960 Ti has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1050. As a result, the GTX 960 Ti exhibits a 22.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1050. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1050 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 960 Ti, and so the GTX 1050 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 960 Ti.

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 960 Ti has 2048 MB more video memory than the 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 960 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 960 Ti has 112.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1050, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 960 Ti is massively better than the GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1312 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 Ti is 1809. The GTX 960 Ti having 497 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 960 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1050.

The GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 960 Ti. This means that the GTX 1050 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 960 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB requires 140 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 960 Ti. The GTX 960 Ti requires 65 Watts more than the GTX 1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 960 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 18.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

18.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 19.5 FPS on Control

Control

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 25.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 34.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

34.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 40.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

40.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 49.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

49.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 7.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 7.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 13.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

13.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 18.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1404 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1518 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM204-200-KD
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs31 Oct 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8.2
vs green tick
8.9
2560x1440
6
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3840x2160
4.4
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs1536
Actual Shader Performance63%vs87%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs96
Texture Rate56.2 GTexel/svs100.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate44.9 GPixel/svs67.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs140 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs450 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12
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 i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
This is MSI's no frills, yet slightly overclocked version of the GTX 1050, Nvidia's lower end graphics card designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470. This card features an overclocked boost function and a single fan cooling system, the number of fans being the only difference between it and it's OC GT cousin.

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 1404MHz and goes up to 1518MHz 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
This card 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 54+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
This card will be ever so slightly faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080 so we recommend 1600x900 in order to get the most out of your graphical settings. We recommend a High-End Processor such as the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB is an upcoming high-end Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-200-KD which has 12 SM activated and thus offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at ????MHz and goes up to ????MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 140W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Coming Soon!

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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