Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB 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 164 games in todays list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB is running Dying Light 2 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Battlefield 2042 which is getting weak results, where it averages 0 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Back 4 Blood, which is running at 26 frames per second.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Dying Light 2 on the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Battlefield 2042 which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 0 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Back 4 Blood where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 20 FPS. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which is 72% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 716 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 38% more powerful and can run 300 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
23 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB was released on 01 Nov 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB
Pascal P107
Texture Rate
61 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
49 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
1404 MHz
Boost Clock
1518 MHz
Max Power
75 Watts
300 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte OC 2GB Game Requirement Analysis

The 2GB GTX 1050 OC by Gigabyte is their overclocked version of Nvidia's lower end graphics 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. This card features a non stock cooler with dual fans and an overclocked core speed with no additional power cables required.

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 1404MHz and goes up to 1518MHz with the Boost Clock in OC mode.

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.

The GTX 1050 OC 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 54+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 960.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 OC by Gigabyte 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 i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for optimal performance.

Source [ LifeFace ]