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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB GeForce GTX 970 4GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 35% 7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35% 7%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 26% 0%
Cyberpunk 2077 85% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 85% 47%
Borderlands 3 42% 13%
FIFA 20 28% 43%
The Outer Worlds 23% 2%
eFootball PES 2020 8% 27%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 104% 62%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB.

The GTX 1050 Ti has a 342 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970, but the GTX 970 has 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1050 Ti. As a result, the GTX 970 exhibits a 42.4 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 342 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970, but the GTX 970 has 24 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1050 Ti. As a result, the GTX 970 exhibits a 14.3 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 1050 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 970, and so the GTX 1050 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 970.

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 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB and the GeForce GTX 970 4GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 970 has 112.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1050 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 970 is massively better than the GTX 1050 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 970 4GB has 1664. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 Ti is 1561 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 970 is 2646. The GTX 970 having 1085 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 970 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 970. This means that the GTX 1050 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970 4GB requires 145 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 Ti and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970. The GTX 970 requires 70 Watts more than the GTX 1050 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 970 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1050 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

40.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

46.3 FPS

The Witcher III

51.6 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

Crysis 3

76.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

42.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

46 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

37.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

46.7 FPS

Borderlands 3

35.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

37.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

48 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

50 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

62.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

64.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

81.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

47.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

59.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

40.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

50.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

36.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

54 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

47.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

60.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

47.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

60.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

115.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

38 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

33.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

42.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

53.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

67.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

65 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

81.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

30.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

38.8 FPS

Battlefield V

64.3 FPS

Battlefield V

54 FPS

The Division 2

47.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

51.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

64.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.3 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

88.4 FPS

Gears 5

32.4 FPS

Gears 5

40.8 FPS

Control

24.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

41.1 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

51.7 FPS

F1 2019

58.4 FPS

F1 2019

73.5 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

38.4 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

48.3 FPS

The Witcher III

33.1 FPS

The Witcher III

41.6 FPS

Crysis 3

44.4 FPS

Crysis 3

55.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

29.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

36.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

29.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

24.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

21.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

26.5 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

58.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

49.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

61.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

29.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

37.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

36.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

46.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

39.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

49.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

54 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

67.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

36.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

22.7 FPS

Metro: Exodus

28.6 FPS

Far Cry 5

50.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

63.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

38 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

23.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

29.6 FPS

Battlefield V

49.4 FPS

Battlefield V

62.1 FPS

The Division 2

40.3 FPS

The Division 2

23.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

36.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

46.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

26 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

32.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

49.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

61.9 FPS

Gears 5

35.2 FPS

Control

16.2 FPS

Control

20.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

40.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

50.6 FPS

F1 2019

46.5 FPS

F1 2019

58.5 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

15 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

18.9 FPS

The Witcher III

22.7 FPS

The Witcher III

28.5 FPS

Crysis 3

19.1 FPS

Crysis 3

24 FPS

Just Cause 4

14.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

18.6 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

16.4 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

20.7 FPS

Borderlands 3

7.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

9.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

22.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

18 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

15 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

18.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

30.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

38 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

17.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

21.8 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

18.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

23.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

13.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

16.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

19 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

23.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

16.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

20.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

18.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

23 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

30.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

38 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

14.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.7 FPS

Metro: Exodus

12.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

15.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

22.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

22.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

28.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

10.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

12.9 FPS

Battlefield V

29.7 FPS

Battlefield V

21 FPS

The Division 2

16.5 FPS

The Division 2

20.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

35.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

14.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

18.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

24.3 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

30.6 FPS

Gears 5

12.5 FPS

Gears 5

15.7 FPS

Control

10.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

21.5 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

27 FPS

F1 2019

32.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1392 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1506 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM204-200-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Oct 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.9
vs green tick
9.9
2560x1440
6.4
vs green tick
7.4
3840x2160
4.8
vs green tick
5.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 1792 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs1664
Actual Shader Performance75%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs104
Texture Rate66.8 GTexel/svs109.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs56
Pixel Rate44.5 GPixel/svs58.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections3vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs145 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 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 i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti G1 Gaming by Gigabyte is currently their highest clocked version of Nvidia's lower end graphics card the GTX 1050 Ti. It is competing against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the newer RX 470. It features everything gigabyte has to offer, RGB lights, their highest overclock, a back plate, the Windforce 2X cooling system and 2 extra HDMI ports.

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 1392MHz and goes up to 1506MHz when the Boost Clock is triggered in OC mode.

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 require a 6-pin power connector, the price (apart from the actual price) of all it's added features.

Performance
The GTX 1050 Ti G1 Gaming 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 60+ 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 G1 Gaming by Gigabyte 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 970 4GB is a high-end Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture. Its relatively low release price and mind-blowing performance made it an extremely competitive product. Read below to know more.

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.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-200-A1 which has 13 SM activated and thus offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 104 TMUs and 56 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1050MHz and goes up to 1178MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

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

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan and is identical to the one seen on GeForce GTX 770. The Card is known to run cool and has a maximum operating temperature of 95ºC.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 145W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Release Price
Pricing is lower than the one seen on its predecessors - $329.99 and makes it an extremely competitive product.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 970 4GB is over 25% faster than its predecessor and even beats GeForce GTX 780 in about 10%.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 970 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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