NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
GTX 1050 GTX 950 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Price $ 129.0 $ 99.0 30 (23%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 73C 8 (12%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 39.7dB 5.3 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 440W 140 (47%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 34.9 FPS 31.4 FPS 3.5 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 25.1 FPS 22.2 FPS 2.9 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 14.6 FPS 13.9 FPS 0.7 (5%)
Memory 3 GB 2 GB 1 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8 $ 5.1 0.3 (6%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.7 $ 7.2 0.5 (7%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.6 $ 11.4 0.2 (2%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 64/100 2 (3%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 950 to GTX 1050 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.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27.0
27.0
2019 Anthem
17.4
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25.5
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
39.4
37.2
2019 Metro Exodus
17.6
16.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33.4
28.4
2018 Fallout 76
38.3
32.4
2018 Hitman 2
29.4
25.1
2018 Just Cause 4
25.4
23.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.3
25.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24.9
34.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
33.6
28.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
35.1
33.1
2017 For Honor
46.8
44.2
2017 Project CARS 2
33.1
31.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
40.2
37.9
2016 Overwatch
52.0
44.2
2016 Dishonored 2
24.2
22.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29.4
24.9
2015 Rocket League
136.5
128.8
2015 Need For Speed
37.8
35.7
2015 Project CARS
36.3
34.2
2013 Crysis 3
33.8
39.0
2013 Battlefield 4
39.8
35.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
93.6
88.3
2009 League of Legends
175.5
165.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
20.1
20.1
2019 Anthem
13.8
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19.8
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
26.5
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
13.7
12.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27.9
24.3
2018 Hitman 2
19.6
16.2
2018 Just Cause 4
18.7
17.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19.1
18.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18.9
25.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21.9
18.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25.4
23.9
2017 For Honor
27.3
25.8
2017 Project CARS 2
23.4
22.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
36.3
34.2
2016 Overwatch
35.9
30.6
2016 Dishonored 2
20.7
19.5
2015 Rocket League
58.5
55.2
2015 Need For Speed
29.3
27.6
2015 Project CARS
27.7
26.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
78.0
73.6
2009 League of Legends
97.5
92.0

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

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 / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

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.

GTX 1050 vs GTX 950 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1050 GTX 950
Length5.7 inches 145 mm7.94 inches 202 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W90 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050 GTX 950
Boost Clock1518 MHz1188 MHz
GPU Clock1392 MHz1024 MHz
Memory Clock1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1653 MHz 6612 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050 GTX 950
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 900
Launch Price109 USD159 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateOct 25th, 2016Aug 20th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1050 GTX 950
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 GTX 950
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell 2.0
Die Size132 mm²228 mm²
GPU NameGP107GM206
GPU VariantGP107-301-K1-A1GM206-250-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors3,300 million2,940 million

Memory

GTX 1050 GTX 950
Bandwidth84.10 GB/s105.8 GB/s
Memory Bus96 bit128 bit
Memory Size3072 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050 GTX 950
ROPs3232
Shading Units768768
TMUs4848

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050 GTX 950
FP32 (float) performance2,332 GFLOPS1,825 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance72.86 GFLOPS (1:32)57.02 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate46.56 GPixel/s38.02 GPixel/s
Texture Rate72.86 GTexel/s57.02 GTexel/s

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