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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB GeForce GT 940 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 75% 274%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 60% 242%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 55% 231%
Watch Dogs Legion 69% 261%
Godfall 184% 508%
FIFA 21 12% 89%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 231%
Grand Theft Auto VI 147% 426%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 151% 436%
Genshin Impact 75% 274%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 940 2GB.

The GT 940 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GT 940 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 1050, and so the GT 940 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 GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB and the GeForce GT 940 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 32.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 940, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1050 is noticeably better than the GT 940.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 940 2GB has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1257 and the actual shader performance of the GT 940 is 0. The GTX 1050 having 1257 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1050 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 940.

The GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 940. This means that the GTX 1050 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 940.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 940 2GB requires 60 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 940. The GTX 1050 requires 15 Watts more than the GT 940 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 1050 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 940.

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 MHzvs-
Boost Clock1455 MHzvs-
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM???
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date30 Nov -0001vs31 Oct 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs512
Actual Shader Performance60%vs-
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs32
Texture Rate54.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs60 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

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 GT 940 2GB is an upcoming middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache 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 equips a GPU codenamed ???? which has 8 SM activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at XXXXMHz and goes up to XXXXMHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.

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

Cooling Solution
Coming Soon!

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 60W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power.

Release Price
Coming Soon!

Performance
Coming Soon!

System Suggestions
Coming Soon!
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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