Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Is the extra cost justified and who should buy what? I'm using a decidedly non-budget test system, with an overclocked Core i7-5930K, but in most of the games that's not a major factor. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus motherboard compatibility , additional power connectors power supply compatibility. That means while the 960 is in theory faster based on raw computational power, the 1050 Ti may take the lead in situations where improved memory bandwidth comes into play. Image 16 of 16 Cycle through the above images to see the individual gaming benchmarks. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance. We will check the latter further down in the comparison.
For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number. I'll get to that shortly, but based purely on the specs, I wouldn't expect too much to change from the 960 and 950. It can handle almost any game available now. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient. However, in some games like Crysis 3 and Thief the average frame rate we tested was only about 30fps see below. . Parallax Parallax occlusion mapping Stones 139 fps Better peak texture detail.
If you didn't upgrade to the 950 and 960 last year but you were eyeing the level of performance they provide—for esports or for less demanding gaming—the 1050 Ti is a great little card. The small size and low power make it ideal for notebooks especially thin and light ones where battery life sometimes is an issue. Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute. The 1050 Ti is around 25 percent faster overall and costs 17 percent more—maybe not a decisive victory, but enough to give it the win. I'm skipping 4K testing entirely, as that's obviously not the target of budget offerings.
Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices offer more computational power. I've spot-checked performance with a simulated i3-4360 dual-core, 3. You pay more for more performance, but which is actually the better value? We tested two nearly identical gaming laptops — one with the 1050, and one with the 1050 Ti — to find out if the premium is worth it. It is significantly faster than the mobile. However, benchmarks are not always a good representation of real life performance. Is that because of Samsung's 14nm process, or simply a case of Nvidia intentionally shooting a bit low to stay within the desired power target? Both cards are benchmarked today thanks to a good friend who has kindly loaned me his card while he is away. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems.
Based on an outdated architecture Nvidia Kepler , there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications. Force Splatted Flocking Swarm 75. Gaming Benchmarks We ran our standard gaming benchmark tests on two laptops. He is playing these games at high and ultra settings. The Card is known to run very cool and has a maximum operating temperature of 95ºC. You'll get much better framerates, and you'll be able to play modern games with higher settings. Where things get a little murky is when you factor in architectural improvements from Pascal.
Parallax occlusion mapping Stones 119 fps Better texture detail. Looking at some older cards, things get a bit messier. It's tough to say for certain, but it might be a bit of each. Age Newest 72 Months 31 Months Much more recent. The Oculus Rift, however, lists the 1050 Ti as a minimum spec and the 1060 as recommended. High dynamic range lighting Teapot 76. Architecture The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture.
However, if you're on a strict budget, you can get the 1050 and still enjoy the same experiences. This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support. To answer that question, let's hit the benchmarks. Maybe those will come with time, or more likely Nvidia is ready to leave the low-performance market to their existing 900-series parts, and let those fight it out with integrated graphics solutions that in many cases aren't able to do much more than light gaming. It reaches 60 fps at high or better quality at 1080p in nearly any currently available game. But there's still the matter of pricing.
In that case, while I haven't collected numbers myself, and other sites show the 950 outperforming the 750 Ti by around 35 percent on average, and by my numbers the 1050 Ti is around 20 percent faster than the 950. It can operate with power coming straight from the motherboard. Neither laptop played Grand Theft Auto V very high , Rise of the Tomb Raider very high or Metro: Last Light high above our 30-fps playability threshold, but the 1050 Ti eked out a few extra frames over the 1050 in each test. The machine with the 1050 ran the game at 38 frames per second, but the 1050 Ti configuration ran at a smoother 47 fps. Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. The biggest addition in a card like the 1050 Ti is improved delta color compression, which Nvidia has previously claimed reduces memory bandwidth load by around 30 percent. Comparing userbenchmarks for the shows that the 1050 Ti is falling a little short of our expectations but we only have one benchmark for the 1050 Ti so the average score will probably improve as we gather more samples.
Games Tested: Crysis 3 Fallout 4 Grand Theft Auto V Battlefield One Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Source: Artist:. We see a least a 25% bump in performance that sometimes exceeds 100%. Upvote and please have a look at my blog:. Actually, the aforementioned are the only two things they have in common. .