How did we test?
We tested the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti's in five games at two resolutions and quality pre-sets, in addition to a couple of 3DMark benchmarks. We also measured the power consumption and noise levels of the cards. Lastly, we also took a look at how the clock speeds developed during a long gaming session, to find out whether a card features adequate cooling to avoid throttling. Not all cards manage to boost to the same clock speeds.
Our test system runs on Windows 10 64-bit and consists of the following components:
- Intel Core i7 5960X @ 4.0 GHz
- MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC motherboard
- 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory @ 2133 MHz 13-13-13-36-2T
- Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD
- Seasonic Platinum Series 1200W PSU
- NZXT Kraken X60 CPU cooler
- Cooler Master Test Bench
- Iiyama G-Master 'Gold Phoenix' GB2888UHSU-B1
- Driver version: GeForce 378.78
In the graphs all GTX 1050's are blue, whereas all 1050 Ti's are represented by red bars.