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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB GeForce GTX 1080
Cyberpunk 2077 75% 30%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 60% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 55% 38%
FIFA 21 12% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 38%
Watch Dogs Legion 69% 33%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 151% 0%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 66% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 147% 2%
Genshin Impact 75% 30%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed and 120 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1050. This results in the GeForce GTX 1080 providing 202.9 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 GeForce GTX 1080 has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1050. This results in the GeForce GTX 1080 providing 59.5 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 GeForce GTX 1080 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 1050, and so the GeForce GTX 1080 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.

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 1080 has 6144 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 GeForce GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has 208.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1050, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 is massively better than the GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1257 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 is 5989. The GeForce GTX 1080 having 4732 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1050.

The GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 1080. This means that the GTX 1050 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 1080.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1080 requires 105 Watts more than the GTX 1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 17.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

17.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 56.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

56.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 18.7 FPS on Control

Control

18.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 60.6 FPS on Control

Control

60.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 23.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 61.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

61.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 31.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 82.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

82.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 38.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 124.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

124.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 45 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

45 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 118.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

118.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 22.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

22.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 7.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 18.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 13.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

13.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 42.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

42.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 16.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 43.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

43.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1354 MHzvs1607 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHzvs1733 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date30 Nov -0001vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.1
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
5.8
vs green tick
9.5
3840x2160
4.3
vs green tick
7.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1251 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs320.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs2560
Actual Shader Performance60%vs100%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs160
Texture Rate54.2 GTexel/svs257.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs102.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 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 i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The latest GeForce GTX 1050 Inno 3D edition is a small form factor version of Nvidia's lower end graphics card, 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 Inno3D's iChill 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 1354MHz and goes up to 1455MHz 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 this card to deliver around 50+ 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 Inno3D edition 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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1251MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 180W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate GeForce GTX 1080 can be over 25% Faster than GeForce GTX 980 Ti at 4K. In Fact, even the Dual Radeon R9 295X2 is easily topped.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect a performance boost ranging between 20% and 30%, over GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
As of May 2016, GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest single Graphics Card available.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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