While the different turbo technologies keep getting more advanced, the actual performance during gaming depends a lot on whether or not the cooling is adequate enough to keep the clock speed at a high level. After all, if the card lowers the clock frequency after a few minutes of gaming, the performance will suffer from this. That is why we run the throttling test. It will show if the advertised performance will be achievable after a longer period of gaming.
The test consists of running Formula 1 2015 17 laps which takes about half an hour. I Meanwhile we keep an eye on the clock speeds and temperatures by writing them to a log file every second. Afterwards we analyse this data, with the charts below as the end result.
The GTX 1050 Ti Single Slot starts off at 1680MHz and stabilises at just above 1600 MHz. This means it’s one of the lowest clocked 1050 Ti models we have tested. Our understanding is this too, is the result of limited cooling.
|Gemiddelde||Inno3D GTX 1050 Ti Single Slot|
|0-2 min||1635 MHz|
|2-5 min||1616 MHz|
|5-10 min||1602 MHz|
|10-20 min||1602 MHz|
|20-28 min||1602 MHz|