NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Price $ 159 $ 199 40 (22%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 75C 10 (14%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 40dB 5 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 470W 45 (10%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 41 FPS 43 FPS 1.4 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 30 FPS 31 FPS 1.1 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 17 FPS 16 FPS 0.3 (2%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (67%)
Overall Combination Score 68/100 64/100 4 (6%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1050 TI to GTX 960 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1050 TI .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
43
44
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
38
2018 Hitman 2
34
34
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37
39
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
31
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
29
24
2016 Hitman
52
33
2016 Overwatch
58
60
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
45
46
2016 The Division
38
35
2015 DiRT Rally
60
62
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
36
2015 The Witcher 3
33
33
2013 Battlefield 4
44
51
2013 Crysis 3
38
39

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Battlefield V
33
33
2018 Forza Horizon 4
31
32
2018 Hitman 2
22
22
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
25
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
23
2016 Overwatch
40
41
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
23
22
2013 Battlefield 4
29
31
2013 Crysis 3
23
35

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21
21
2018 Hitman 2
13
13
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
13
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
13
2016 Overwatch
21
21

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Core i7-6700K

The GTX 1050 TI 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1050 TI 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 1050 TI can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / Core 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. View Current Price List

GTX 1050 TI vs GTX 960 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960
Board NumberPG210PG301
Length5.7 inches 145 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W120 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960
Boost Clock1392 MHz1178 MHz
GPU Clock1291 MHz1127 MHz
Memory Clock1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 900
Launch Price139 USD199 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateOct 25th, 2016Jan 22nd, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960
CUDA6.15.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell 2.0
Die Size132 mm²228 mm²
GPU NameGP107GM206
GPU VariantGP107-400-A1GM206-300-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors3,300 million2,940 million

Memory

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960
Bandwidth112.1 GB/s112.2 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size4096 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960
ROPs3232
Shading Units7681024
TMUs4864

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050 TI GTX 960
FP32 (float) performance2,138 GFLOPS2,413 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance66.82 GFLOPS (1:32)75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate44.54 GPixel/s37.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate66.82 GTexel/s75.39 GTexel/s