Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB

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

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB graphics card, when running 2023 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 216.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Star Citizen with 33 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Battlefield 2042 which returns a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Forza Horizon 5 which we saw getting a weak 1 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Star Citizen will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 65 FPS, Medium: 52 FPS, High: 35 FPS and Ultra: 25 FPS. Next we have Battlefield 2042 running on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB which gets L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Forza Horizon 5 gets L: 1FPS, M: 1FPS, H: 1FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB in your PC? This GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 57% better and can run 716 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. 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 26% better and can meet 300 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
33 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB was released on 18 Oct 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI 4GB
Pascal P107
Texture Rate
67 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
45 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
1290 MHz
Boost Clock
1392 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 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

This is effectively MSI's reference GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 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 single fan 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 1291MHz and goes up to 1392MHz 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.

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 55+ 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 Ti by MSI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a modern CPU like the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for minimal system bottleneck.

Source [ LifeFace ]