GeForce GTX 1050 Gigabyte Windforce OC 2GB Game Requirement Analysis
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.
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 1417MHz and goes up to 1531MHz 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.
With a rated board TDP of 75W, due to extra features this card requires a 6-pin power connector in order to function.
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.
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.