Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2023. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 232 games in the list.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB graphics card is returning a playable performance on Back 4 Blood at 1080p of 34 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get weak frame rates of 0 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 3 FPS under tests.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Back 4 Blood which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 68 FPS, Medium: 54 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Next we have Grand Theft Auto VI running on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB which is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Resident Evil 8 gets L: 6FPS, M: 5FPS, H: 3FPS, U: 2FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB we get the impression that it is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which has 53% better performance and can run 716 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 23% better and can meet 300 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB was released on 18 Oct 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB
Pascal P107
Texture Rate
69 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
46 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1316 MHz
Boost Clock
1430 MHz
Max Power
75 Watts
300 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Th eGeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming is MSI's non-X gaming version of one of Nvidia's lower end graphics card. It is competing against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the newer RX 470. It features a slightly boosted clock, LED lights and a Twin Frozr VI cooling system.

The Pascal Architecture aims for twice as much performance as the Maxwell Architecture and introduces support for second gen HBM.

It equips a GPU codenamed GP107-400 which has 6 SM activated and 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1316MHz and goes up to 1430MHz when the Boost Clock is triggered in game.

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.

The GTX 1050 ti will enable mid level graphics performance on modern AAA 2016 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect the Nvidia GTX 1050 ti to deliver around 57+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
The GTX 1050 ti will be ever so slightly faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080 and this card is the same. We recommend a modern CPU like the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for minimal system bottleneck.

Source [ LifeFace ]