GTX 1050 review compilation thread

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GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:22 am

GTX 1050 2GB - In brief: good 1080p card for lighter weight games. May need to dial down textures for 2GB RAM. 1080p performance is ~10% faster than RX 460, slightly slower than GTX 960 and ~22% slower GTX 1050 Ti. 75W TDP, but OEM stock OC'ed cards may use yy-zzW at stress loads. DVI is digital only. DisplayPort is 1.2 certified and 1.3/1.4 ready as well as HDMI 2.0b compatible. No SLI.
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MSI GTX 1050 GAMING X(9.06" length, 5.12" height, dual slot (xx"), 6-pin PEG. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive to 60C.
Techpowerup
Guru3D
ComputerBase

MSI GTX 1050 2G OC(6.89" length, xx" height, dual slot (xx"), no PEG. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Not passive at idle.
ComputerBase

EVGA GTX 1050 SC Gaming(5.71" length, 4.37" height, dual slot (xx"), no PEG. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Not passive at idle.
Hexus

Asus GTX 1050 Strix(9.45" length, xx" height, dual slot (xx"), 6-pin PEG. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 2 Dual-link DVI). passive to 60C.
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Re: GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:06 am

First reviews are up.
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Re: GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:00 am

EVGA SC Gaming @ Hexus added.
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, Asrock Z97 Anniversary, MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic SSR-550FX. 35W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

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Re: GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:50 am

MSI Gaming X and Asus Strix @ ComputerBase added.
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Re: GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by quest_for_silence » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:59 am

CA_Steve wrote:MSI GTX 1050 GAMING X(9.06" length, 5.12" height, dual slot (xx"), 6-pin PEG. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive to 60C.
Tom's Hardware

Didn't THG actually tested/reported just the Ti 4Gb version?
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Re: GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:38 am

yep. deleted.
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Re: GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by szulik » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:58 am

One short comment re. MSI 1050 Gaming X 2G and TechpowerUp review: They measured 3-4W of power consumption of the GPU card. Unfortunately it's not true. With iGPU my whole system in idle Windows 10 (5 minutes after boot) consumes 17W, with MSI 1050 Gaming X card it is 24W. Leds are switched off, silent mode on.
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Re: GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:09 pm

szulik wrote:One short comment re. MSI 1050 Gaming X 2G and TechpowerUp review: They measured 3-4W of power consumption of the GPU card. Unfortunately it's not true. With iGPU my whole system in idle Windows 10 (5 minutes after boot) consumes 17W, with MSI 1050 Gaming X card it is 24W. Leds are switched off, silent mode on.
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Yep, 6-10W idle power is typical for gfx cards these days.
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Re: GTX 1050 review compilation thread

Post by Derek Semeraro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:16 pm

At $100-110, the GTX 1050 is an optimal entry-level video card. Most cheaper cards are significantly weaker in performance and are not a good value. Builders with a larger budget may want to upgrade to the 1050 Ti or the 1060 (3 GB), but in each case, those cards offer a proportional increase in performance relative to their price.

The 1050 is roughly comparable to the Playstation 4's graphical performance. It can get 60+ frames per second on low-budget, indie and e-sport games, but can play big-budget titles at roughly 30 frames. It will remain a decent video card before it becomes obsolete at the very end of the decade. For video editing as a living or a passion, try to go for a stronger card.

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