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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs GeForce GTX 1050 – both GPUs deliver good performance but the 1050 Ti is 13% faster

Sometimes users need versatile machines. These devices have to bring reasonable performance in games, daily tasks, office work, and perhaps a decent battery life as well. And if you want something faster than GeForce MX250 / MX350 but your budget is tight the next logical choice is the good “old” GTX 1050s. The laptops that come with the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1050 aren’t the fastest but they will probably do the job in most scenarios like playing games after work or editing some photos after the summer vacation.

But which one is the better choice? Well, we are going to find the answer in this direct comparison with 36 gaming tests and gaming videos. And probably we can ease your choice if you are hesitating which one of these two to pick for your next budget gaming machine.

See all configurations with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / GeForce GTX 1050

Contents

Specs overview

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is the bigger sibling of the regular GTX 1050. The big one has 768 shader units, 32 ROPs, and a bit higher base and boost clocks – 1493 MHz and 1620 MHz respectively. In short, this is from where the extra performance comes from – more shaders and ROPs. It uses the GP107 chip which means that this is a Pascal video card. Just like the non-Ti model, this chip is equipped with up to 4GB GDDR5 video memory with a 128-bit bus and with 7000 MHz frequency, 75W TGP, and it uses a 14nm tech process.

The regular GeForce GTX 1050 isn’t too far away from the Ti model. This is again a 14nm Pascal GP107 video card, that has 640 shader units and 16 ROPs. The base and boost frequencies are 1354 MHz / 1493 MHz while the memory is set to 7000 MHz. 

GPU comparison table

 GeForce GTX 1050 TiGeForce GTX 1050
ArchitecturePascalPascal
GPU chipGP107GP107
Shader units768 (+20%)640
ROPs32 (+100%)16
Base Clock (MHz)1493 (+10%)1354
Boost clock (MHz)1620 (+9%)1493
Memory clock (MHz)70007000
Memory size (MB)up to 4GBup to 4GB
Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Memory bus width (bit)128128
TGP (Total Graphics Power)75W75W
DirectX version12.112.1
Technology14nm14nm
RTX capabilitiesNoNo
Release date01.201701.2017
Detailed specsLinkLink

 

Synthetic benchmarks

Nothing spectacular when it comes to synthetic benchmarks – the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is faster than the GTX 1050 by a normal and expected margin.

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Let’s leave the synthetic tests aside, it’s time for a lot of gaming tests and videos.

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GOFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti210 fps195 fps174 fps
GeForce GTX 1050264 fps (+26%)235 fps (+21%)176 fps (+1%)




 

DOTA 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti151 fps122 fps (+3%)109 fps89 fps
GeForce GTX 1050157 fps (+4%)119 fps111 fps (+2%)92 fps (+3%)




GTA-V-benchmarks

 

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti145 fps77 fps (+17%)40 fps (+18%)24 fps (+20%)
GeForce GTX 1050156 fps (+8%)66 fps34 fps20 fps




For HonorFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti65 fps (+16%)61 fps (+13%)48 fps (+17%)
GeForce GTX 105056 fps54 fps41 fps




 

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti144 fps (+14%)97 fps (+13%)89 fps (+14%)81 fps (+23%)
GeForce GTX 1050126 fps86 fps78 fps66 fps




rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti99 fps (+11%)66 fps (+16%)31 fps (+11%)21 fps (+17%)
GeForce GTX 105089 fps57 fps28 fps18 fps




Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti48 fps (+12%)45 fps (+15%)39 fps (+18%)24 fps (+20%)
GeForce GTX 105043 fps39 fps33 fps20 fps




 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti71 fps (+11%)40 fps (+11%)37 fps (+16%)23 fps
GeForce GTX 105064 fps36 fps32 fps




Doom (2016)Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti96 fps (+14%)84 fps (+17%)82 fps (+17%)
GeForce GTX 105084 fps72 fps70 fps




Doom EternalFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, U.Nightmare (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti65 fps (+18%)60 fps (+18%)47 fps
GeForce GTX 105055 fps51 fps




Red Dead Redemption 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti43 fps (+10%)26 fps (+18%)14 fps
GeForce GTX 105039 fps22 fps




Metro ExodusFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti55 (+10%)24 (+14%)11 (+38%)
GeForce GTX 105050 fps21 fps8




Gears 5Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti82 fps (+6%)53 fps (+13%)44 fps (+10%)33 fps (+6%)
GeForce GTX 105077 fps47 fps40 fps31 fps




Assassin’s Creed OdysseyFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti57 fps (+12%)50 fps (+16%)41 fps (+17%)26 fps (+18%)
GeForce GTX 105051 fps43 fps35 fps22 fps




HearthstoneFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti237 fps254 fps57 fps
GeForce GTX 1050261 fps (+10%)286 fps (+13%)57 fps




 

MinecraftFull HD, Minimum (Check settings)Full HD, Maximum (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti1119 fps85 fps (+47%)
GeForce GTX 1050202 fps58 fps




League Of LegendsFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, V.High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti230 fps (+13%)221 fps (+28%)213 fps (+27%)
GeForce GTX 1050204 fps172 fps168 fps




Rocket LeagueFull HD, H.Performance (Check settings)Full HD, H.Quality (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti361 fps156 fps (+16%)
GeForce GTX 1050383 fps (+6%)135 fps




OverwatchFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti188 fps (+16%)112 fps (+19%)69 fps (+21%)
GeForce GTX 1050162 fps94 fps57 fps




 

PUBGFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti83 fps (+12%)63 fps (+13%)58 fps (+12%)50 fps (+14%)
GeForce GTX 105074 fps56 fps52 fps44 fps




Darksiders GenesisFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Mid (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti121 fps (+4%)74 fps (+7%)63 fps (+13%)58 fps (+14%)
GeForce GTX 1050116 fps69 fps56 fps51 fps




Halo ReachFull HD, Performance (Check settings)Full HD, Original (Check settings)Full HD, Enhanced (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti154 fps (+6%)134 fps115 fps
GeForce GTX 1050145 fps134 fps122 fps (+6%)




Borderlands 3Full HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti71 fps (+11%)50 fps (+19%)31 fps (+19%)24 (+26%)
GeForce GTX 105064 fps42 fps26 fps19 fps




Team Fortress 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti132 fps117 fps
GeForce GTX 1050157 fps (+19%)146 fps (+25%)




eFootball PES 2020Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti127 fps (+15%)77 fps (+17%)
GeForce GTX 1050110 fps66 fps




FIFA 20Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti166 fps132 fps (+3%)
GeForce GTX 1050214 fps (+29%)128 fps




The Witcher 3Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti77 fps (+17%)56 fps (+17%)47 fps (+12%)32 fps (+10%)
GeForce GTX 105066 fps48 fps42 fps29 fps




Need For Speed HeatFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
GeForce GTX 105057 fps41 fps35 fps




Apex LegendsFull HD, Min. (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti87 fps (+14%)67 fps (+16%)47 fps (+12%)
GeForce GTX 105076 fps58 fps42 fps




Battlefield VFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti90 fps (+13%)67 fps (+12%)55 fps (+15%)50 fps (+16%)
GeForce GTX 105080 fps60 fps48 fps43 fps




Call Of Duty Modern WarfareFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti51 fps (+9%)44 fps (+5%)33 fps (+10%)
GeForce GTX 105047 fps42 fps30 fps




ARK: Survival EvolvedFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti79 fps (+23%)33 fps (+3%)26 fps (+4%)
GeForce GTX 105064 fps32 fps25 fps




Total War Three KingdomsFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
GeForce GTX 105085 fps46 fps27 fps19 fps




 

WarframeFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti160 fps140 fps (+34%)
GeForce GTX 1050161 fps (+1%)104 fps



 

World Of Tanks EncoreFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti422 fps138 fps (+18%)66 fps (+20%)
GeForce GTX 1050550 fps (+30%)117 fps55 fps




 

Resident Evil 2Full HD, Performance (Check settings)Full HD, Balanced (Check settings)Full HD, Graphics P. (Check settings)Full HD, Max (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti75 fps (+14%)65 fps (+16%)55 fps (+17%)46 fps (+39%)
GeForce GTX 105066 fps56 fps47 fps33 fps




 

Far Cry New DawnFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti60 fps (+15%)49 fps (+14%)44 fps (+13%)
GeForce GTX 105052 fps43 fps39 fps




 

Path Of ExileFull HD, Minimum (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti208 fps (+12%)71 fps (+13%)31 fps (+11%)
GeForce GTX 1050185 fps63 fps28 fps




Performance summary (gaming tests)

When the visual details are going up, the GTX 1050 Ti shines more – especially on Ultra Settings. The Ti GPU is 13% faster on average when compared to the GTX 1050.

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs GeForce GTX 1050Full HD, LowFull HD, MediumFull HD, HighFull HD, UltraAverage difference %
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti5%12%14%19%13%
GeForce GTX 1050

Verdict

Given the price difference between the laptops equipped with the GTX 1050 Ti and the ones with the GTX 1050, maybe the bigger GP107 is the better choice if the prices are close. Yes, 13% more performance isn’t a huge margin but sometimes this is the difference between the unplayable game (because of stuttering) and acceptable FPS. When it comes to power consumption and comfort during gameplay, at least our two testing devices we very close in terms of noise which was at acceptable levels.

However, these two GPUs are much faster than their MX cousins like the MX350, MX250, etc. So, if the performance of the MX-based devices isn’t enough for you and the price of the GTX 1650 laptops is too high for you, yes, the GTX 1050 Ti and the GTX 1050 are good budget GPUs that bring performance and value to the table.

All laptops equipped with the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

All laptops equipped with the GeForce GTX 1050