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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce 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.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 196 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Star Citizen at 1080p of 23 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Far Cry 6 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 Days Gone, which was getting 17 FPS under tests.

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 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB 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 weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 45 FPS, Medium: 36 FPS, High: 24 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. We then checked the performance on Far Cry 6 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB PC gaming is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce 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 Windforce OC 2GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 633 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 65% better performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 36% better performance and can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB release date is unconfirmed
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GPU
Architecture
Pascal P107
Process
14nm
TMUs
40
Texture Rate
61 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
49 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048MB
Memory Speed
1752MHz
Memory Bus
128bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
112.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
3
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1417 MHz
Boost Clock
1531 MHz
Power
Max Power
75 Watts
PSU
300 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
1.9
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GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1050 Windforce OC 2GB edition by Gigabyte is a 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 dual blade Windforce cooling, an overclocked core speed, a back plate and 2 extra HDMI ports.

Architecture
The Pascal Architecture aims for twice as much performance as the Maxwell Architecture and Introduces support for Second Gen HBM.

GPU
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 1417MHz and goes up to 1531MHz with the Boost Clock in OC mode.

Memory
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, due to extra features this card requires a 6-pin power connector in order to function.

Performance
The GTX 1050 Windforce 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 53+ 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 Windforce OC 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 ]