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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 50% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 36%
Genshin Impact 51% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 24% 65%
FIFA 21 24% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 46% 33%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 54% 29%
Marvel's Avengers 43% 34%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 116% 0%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 34% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB.

The GTX 1050 Ti has a 177 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 208 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1050 Ti. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 225.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1050 Ti. 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 177 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 96 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1050 Ti. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 102.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1050 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 980 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 1050 Ti, and so the GTX 980 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 1050 Ti 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 980 has 4096 MB more video memory than the GTX 1050 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 336.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1050 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 1050 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 Ti is 1469 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 5255 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1050 Ti.

The GTX 1050 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the GTX 1050 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 Ti and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 275 Watts more than the GTX 1050 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1050 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB gets 20 FPS on Control

Control

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB gets 27.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

27.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB gets 36.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB gets 46.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

46.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB gets 52.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

52.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB gets 8.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB gets 15.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

15.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Galax OC 4GB gets 19.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

19.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1303 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1417 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date30 Nov -0001vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.7
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
6.3
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
4.7
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs4096
Actual Shader Performance71%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs256
Texture Rate62.5 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs128
Pixel Rate41.7 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Galax's 4GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC is their slightly overclocked version of Nvidia's lower end graphics card. It is competing against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the newer RX 470. This card features a non stock cooler and an overclocked core speed.

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 1303MHz and goes up to 1417MHz 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 despite it's overclocked core speed.

Performance
The GTX 1050 ti OC by Galax 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 58+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will be ever so slightly faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
The Galax GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC 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 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression 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 consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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