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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 49% 36%
Genshin Impact 63% 30%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 66% 29%
eFootball PES 2021 18% 65%
FIFA 21 18% 65%
Marvel's Avengers 55% 34%
Watch Dogs Legion 58% 33%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 134% 0%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB.

The GTX 1050 has a 316 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 216 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1050. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 230.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1050. 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 316 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 96 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1050. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 98 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1050. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1050 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GTX 1050 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

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 GTX 980 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 GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 336.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1050, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1344 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 5380 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1050.

The GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the GTX 1050 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 275 Watts more than the GTX 1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 18.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

18.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 20 FPS on Control

Control

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 26.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 35.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

35.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 41.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

41.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 50.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

50.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 7.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 14 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

14 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G 2GB gets 18.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1442 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1556 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date25 Oct 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.3
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
6
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
4.5
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs4096
Actual Shader Performance65%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs256
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs128
Pixel Rate46.1 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview

*At this moment in time the full specification has not been released, the only things known for certain are the clock speeds, we will update as soon as we find out more*

The latest GeForce GTX 1050 Colorful iGame U-2G is a 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 an overclocked core speed and possibly more.

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, we are unsure of it's power connector requirements.

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
This card 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 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

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.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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