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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB GeForce GTX 950 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 75% 98%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 60% 81%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 55% 75%
FIFA 21 12% 0%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 75%
Watch Dogs Legion 69% 91%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 151% 184%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 66% 88%
Grand Theft Auto VI 147% 179%
Genshin Impact 75% 98%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB.

The GTX 1050 has a 330 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1050 manages to provide 5 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 330 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1050 providing 10.5 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 GTX 950 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 1050, and so the GTX 950 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 1050 Inno3D 2GB and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 1050 has 6.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1050 is marginally better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1257 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1232. The GTX 1050 having 25 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1050 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

The GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the GTX 1050 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB requires 90 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The GTX 950 requires 15 Watts more than the GTX 1050 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 950 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than 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 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 18.7 FPS on Control

Control

18.7 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

23.5 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

38.4 FPS

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

Battlefield V

45 FPS

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

Battlefield V

7 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

7.1 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

13.1 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

16.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1354 MHzvs1024 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHzvs1188 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM206-250
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date30 Nov -0001vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs
9.6
1920x1080
8.1
green tick vs
7.6
2560x1440
5.8
green tick vs
5.5
3840x2160
4.3
green tick vs
3.9

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs768
Actual Shader Performance60%vs59%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs48
Texture Rate54.2 GTexel/svs49.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs32.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs90 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 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 i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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 950 2GB is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
GeForce GTX 950 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM206-250 which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU. It offers DirectX Feature Level of 12.1 and the Third Generation Delta Color Compression Technology which increases bandwidth efficiency by 30%.
It has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1024MHz and goes up to 1188MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1653MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 90W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Similar Performance to AMD's Radeon R9 270X, using the best suited Resolution - 1920x1080.
As a Result, AMD's Radeon R9 370 is considerably slower and Large Factory Overclocked Versions of GeForce GTX 950, may match GeForce GTX 960's Performance.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 950 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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