GeForce GTX 1050 Zotac Mini 2GB Game Requirement Analysis
This is Zotac's small form factor version of the latest GTX 1050, a 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 feature's reference core speeds but with a smaller size.
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 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.
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.
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.
Zotac's GTX 1050 Mini 2GB 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.
The GTX 1050 will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 960.
GeForce GTX 1050 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080, so our reccomendation 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.