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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 2050 GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 97% 118%
Call of Duty Warzone 44% 59%
Minecraft: Dungeons 52% 67%
Valorant 86% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 119% 142%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 97% 118%
Doom Eternal 46% 61%
Maneater 23% 36%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 38% 53%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 34% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 2050 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB.

The GTX 1050 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GeForce GTX 2050. This results in the GTX 1050 providing 2 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 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 2050 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1050 providing 1.6 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 1050 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 2050, and so the GTX 1050 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 2050 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 2050 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 1050, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 2050 and the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB are the same, which means the GeForce GTX 2050 and the GTX 1050 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GTX 2050 and the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB have 640 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 1050 is 1312 and by the GeForce GTX 2050 is 1312. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 1050 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GTX 2050 requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GTX 2050 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 20.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

20.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 18.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

18.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 21.6 FPS on Control

Control

21.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 19.5 FPS on Control

Control

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 25.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 25.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 36.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 34.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

34.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 39.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

39.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 49.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

49.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 44.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 40.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

40.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 8.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

8.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 7.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

7.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 8.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 7.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 15.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

15.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 13.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

13.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 2050 gets 18.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 18.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1354 MHzvs1404 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHzvs1518 MHz
ArchitectureTuring T107Pascal P107
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Nov -0001vs01 Nov 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
8.6
green tick vs
8.2
2560x1440
6.3
green tick vs
6
3840x2160
4.7
green tick vs
4.4

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs112.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs640
Actual Shader Performance45%vs63%
Technology14nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs40
Texture Rate54.2 GTexel/svs56.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs44.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Ampsvs300 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 2050 is an expect Nvidia low-end graphics card due to launch in 2019. The GTX 2050 is designed to compete against AMD's more affordable gaming cards such as the RX 550 and the RX 560, and expected to replace the outgoing GTX 1050.

Architecture
The Turing Architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as the previous-gen Turing Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Turing T107-400 which has [TBA] SM activated and thus [TBA] Shader Processing Units, [TBA] TMUs and [TBA] ROPs. The central unit runs at [TBA]MHz and goes up to [TBA]MHz with the Boost Clock.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 3504MHz.

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
The GTX 2050 will enable low to mid-level graphics performance on modern AAA 2018 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 1050 Ti.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 2050 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 i5-7500 and 8GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Overview
This is MSI's no frills, yet slightly overclocked version of the GTX 1050, Nvidia's lower end graphics card designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470. This card features an overclocked boost function and a single fan cooling system, the number of fans being the only difference between it and it's OC GT cousin.

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 1404MHz and goes up to 1518MHz 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 it to deliver around 54+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
This card will be ever so slightly faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080 so we recommend 1600x900 in order to get the most out of your graphical settings. We recommend a High-End Processor such as the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
-
GPU Variants
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