Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 4GB

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

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 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 Zotac Mini 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 223 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 4GB can run Star Citizen at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 87 FPS, Medium: 69 FPS, High: 46 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Dying Light 2 returns a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 4GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Star Citizen and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 66 FPS, Medium: 52 FPS, High: 35 FPS and Ultra: 25 FPS. We then checked the performance on Dying Light 2 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 4GB is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 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 Zotac Mini 4GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which is 55% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 716 games from the most demanding games 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 24% better and can meet 300 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 4GB was released on 18 Oct 2016
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Pascal P107
Texture Rate
68 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
1303 MHz
Boost Clock
1417 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
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Zotac Mini 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

The Zotac GTX 1050 Ti Mini edition is Zotac's slightly overclocked small form factor version of the GTX 1050. It is competing against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the newer RX 470.

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 a slightly overclocked 1303MHz and goes up to 1417MHz 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 Mini Edition 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.
This card will be ever so slightly faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti mini Edition by Zotac 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 ]