Compare GTX 1050 vs GTX 950 vs GTX 960 Benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Price $ 129.0$ 89.0$ 89.0
Year 201820152015
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C73C75C
Max Fan Noise 45dB39.7dB40dB
Recommended Power Supply 300W440W470W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS+0.0 FPS+0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality SettingsUltra Quality SettingsUltra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 35.6 FPS32.4 FPS41.2 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 25.5 FPS23.1 FPS29.7 FPS
Average 4K Performance 14.8 FPS14.1 FPS17.5 FPS
Memory 3 GB2 GB2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8$ 4.9$ 4.8
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.6$ 6.9$ 6.7
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.4$ 11.3$ 11.4
Overall Combination Score 68/10064/10064/100

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27.0
27.0
36.0
2019 Anthem
17.4
17.4
23.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25.5
25.5
34.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
39.4
37.2
45.7
2019 Metro Exodus
17.6
16.6
20.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33.4
28.4
38.0
2018 Fallout 76
38.3
32.4
44.0
2018 Hitman 2
29.4
25.1
34.0
2018 Just Cause 4
25.4
23.9
29.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.3
25.8
31.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24.9
34.0
31.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
33.6
28.4
38.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
35.1
33.1
40.7
2017 For Honor
46.8
44.2
54.2
2017 Project CARS 2
33.1
31.3
38.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
40.2
37.9
46.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26.1
24.2
2016 Hitman
46.4
32.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
40.3
45.8
2016 The Division
34.1
34.6
2016 Overwatch
52.0
44.2
59.5
2016 Dishonored 2
24.2
22.8
28.0
2015 DiRT Rally
53.9
62.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29.4
24.9
35.9
2015 The Witcher 3
29.9
32.9
2015 Total War: Attila
21.5
29.8
2015 Rocket League
136.5
128.8
158.2
2015 Need For Speed
37.8
35.7
43.8
2015 Project CARS
36.3
34.2
42.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
66.3
62.6
76.8
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
33.5
48.8
2014 GRID Autosport
49.3
70.6
2014 Shadow of Mordor
30.7
43.1
2014 The Talos Principle
38.2
55.1
2013 Crysis 3
33.8
39.0
39.2
2013 Battlefield 4
39.8
35.1
50.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
93.6
88.3
108.5
2009 League of Legends
175.5
165.6
203.4

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
20.1
20.1
26.8
2019 Anthem
13.8
13.8
18.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19.8
19.8
26.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
26.5
25.0
30.7
2019 Metro Exodus
13.7
12.9
15.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27.9
24.3
32.0
2018 Hitman 2
19.6
16.2
22.0
2018 Just Cause 4
18.7
17.7
21.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19.1
18.0
22.1
2018 Battlefield V
27.5
33.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18.9
25.9
23.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21.9
18.7
25.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25.4
23.9
29.4
2017 For Honor
27.3
25.8
31.6
2017 Project CARS 2
23.4
22.1
27.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
36.3
34.2
42.0
2016 Overwatch
35.9
30.6
41.3
2016 Dishonored 2
20.7
19.5
24.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20.5
21.7
2015 Total War: Attila
17.7
2015 Rocket League
58.5
55.2
67.8
2015 Need For Speed
29.3
27.6
33.9
2015 Project CARS
27.7
26.1
32.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
42.9
40.5
49.7
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
32.3
2014 GRID Autosport
53.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
24.4
2014 The Talos Principle
38.5
2013 Crysis 3
20.6
35.3
2013 Battlefield 4
25.9
31.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
78.0
73.6
90.4
2009 League of Legends
97.5
92.0
113.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
12.0
12.0
16.0
2019 Anthem
7.5
7.5
10.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10.5
10.5
14.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
13.1
12.3
15.1
2019 Metro Exodus
8.6
8.1
9.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
18.9
16.2
21.0
2018 Hitman 2
11.8
9.7
13.0
2018 Just Cause 4
9.8
9.2
11.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9.2
8.6
10.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10.8
14.6
13.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11.7
10.2
13.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17.6
16.6
20.3
2017 For Honor
13.7
12.9
15.8
2017 Project CARS 2
19.5
18.4
22.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30.4
28.7
35.3
2016 Overwatch
18.5
15.8
21.0
2016 Dishonored 2
16.4
15.5
19.0
2015 Rocket League
27.3
25.8
31.6
2015 Need For Speed
19.5
18.4
22.6
2015 Project CARS
19.5
18.4
22.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
19.9
18.8
23.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
70.2
66.2
81.4
2009 League of Legends
39.0
36.8
45.2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / i7-8700K

The GTX 1050 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1050 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 1050 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / i7-4790K

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 950 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The GTX 950 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 950 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / i7-4790K

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

Board Design

GTX 1050GTX 950GTX 960
Board Number PG210PG301
Length 5.7 inches 145 mm7.94 inches 202 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs 1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors None1x 6-pin1x 6-pin
Slot Width Dual-slotDual-slotDual-slot
TDP 75 W90 W120 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050GTX 950GTX 960
Boost Clock 1518 MHz1188 MHz1178 MHz
GPU Clock 1392 MHz1024 MHz1127 MHz
Memory Clock 1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1653 MHz 6612 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050GTX 950GTX 960
Bus Interface PCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Generation GeForce 1000GeForce 900GeForce 900
Launch Price 109 USD159 USD199 USD
Production ActiveActiveActive
Release Date May 21st, 2018Aug 20th, 2015Jan 22nd, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1050GTX 950GTX 960
CUDA 6.15.25.2
DirectX 12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL 1.21.21.2
OpenGL 4.64.64.6
Shader Model 6.16.16.1
Vulkan 1.1.821.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1050GTX 950GTX 960
Architecture PascalMaxwell 2.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size 132 mm²228 mm²228 mm²
GPU Name GP107GM206GM206
GPU Variant GP107-301-K1-A1GM206-250-A1GM206-300-A1
Process Size 14 nm28 nm28 nm
Transistors 3,300 million2,940 million2,940 million

Memory

GTX 1050GTX 950GTX 960
Bandwidth 84.10 GB/s105.8 GB/s112.2 GB/s
Memory Bus 96 bit128 bit128 bit
Memory Size 3072 MB2048 MB2048 MB
Memory Type GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050GTX 950GTX 960
ROPs 243232
SM Count 6
Shading Units 7687681024
TMUs 484864

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050GTX 950GTX 960
FP16 (half) performance 36.43 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance 2,332 GFLOPS1,825 GFLOPS2,413 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 72.86 GFLOPS (1:32)57.02 GFLOPS (1:32)75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate 36.43 GPixel/s38.02 GPixel/s37.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate 72.86 GTexel/s57.02 GTexel/s75.39 GTexel/s

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