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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Hitman 3 112% 262%
Cyberpunk 2077 63% 178%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 49% 154%
Resident Evil 8 63% 178%
FIFA 21 18% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 130% 291%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 45% 146%
Genshin Impact 63% 178%
Far Cry 6 136% 302%
The Medium 104% 247%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition.

The GTX 1050 has a 792 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 470. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1050 manages to provide 21.3 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 has a 792 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Render Output Units than the GTX 470. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1050 manages to provide 20.1 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 470 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 1050, and so the GTX 470 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 1050 when running the latest games.

The GTX 1050 has 768 MB more video memory than the GTX 470, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1050 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 470 has 23.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1050, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is slightly better than the GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1344 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The GTX 1050 having 762 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1050 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 470.

The GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 470. This means that the GTX 1050 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 470.

The GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The GTX 470 requires 140 Watts more than the GTX 1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 18.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

18.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 20 FPS on Control

Control

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 26.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 35.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

35.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 41.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

41.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 50.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

50.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 7.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 14 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

14 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 2GB gets 18.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1442 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1556 MHzvs-
ArchitecturePascal P107Fermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date30 Nov -0001vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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8.2
1920x1080
8.3
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6.3
2560x1440
6
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4.6
3840x2160
4.5
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 640 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs448
Actual Shader Performance65%vs28%
Technology14nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs56
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs40
Pixel Rate46.1 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
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 i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1050 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 is EVGA's highest clocked GTX 1050, designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470 and expected to replace the outgoing GTX 960. It features a higher core speed and EVGA's ACX 3.0 cooling system.

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 1442MHz and goes up to 1556MHz 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 on a 6-pin power connector to power itself.

Performance
The GTX 1050 FTW 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 have slightly faster performance than the GTX 960.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 by EVGA 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.
GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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