NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

GTX 1050 GTX 950 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Price $ 124 $ 299 175 (83%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 73C 8 (12%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 40dB 5.3 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 440W 140 (38%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) 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 37 FPS 33 FPS 3.6 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 26 FPS 23 FPS 3 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 15 FPS 13 FPS 1.2 (9%)
Memory 3 GB 2 GB 1 (40%)
Overall Combination Score 68/100 59/100 9 (14%)

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. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1050 .

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
38
32
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
28
2018 Hitman 2
29
25
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
28
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
34
2016 Overwatch
52
44
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
25
2013 Battlefield 4
40
35
2013 Crysis 3
34
39

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
28
24
2018 Hitman 2
20
16
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
19
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
26
2016 Overwatch
36
31

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
16
2018 Hitman 2
12
10
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
10
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
11
15
2016 Overwatch
19
16

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / Core 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. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / Core 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. View Current Price List

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