NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Benchmark and Specs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 1050 for gaming?

Benchmark Score

12 %
Average score from 34 samples
Low uncertainty
175th of 549
33rd of 549
34 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
35 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
12 %
NVIDIA Quadro M2200
12 %
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
7 %
Intel UHD 630
2 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

52 FPS average
35 FPS 10% low
32 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

36 FPS average
35 FPS 10% low
30 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

36 FPS average
30 FPS 10% low
26 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

29 FPS average
28 FPS 10% low
25 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark



Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Metal)

Geekbench 5 (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Metal)

Geekbench 6 (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1354 MHz
Boost Clock 1455 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 2 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 109.47 GB/s
TDP 75 W
Floating Point Performance 1.86 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2016-10-25
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 46.56 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 58.2 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 640
Texture Mapping Units 40
Render Output Processors 32

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

The GeForce GTX 1050 is a GPU from NVIDIA released in 2016. This chip has an average gaming score at 12% in our GPU benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 1050 has 2 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 109 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 128 bits. When choosing a GPU, plan ahead and select a model with enough memory for your needs. High resolutions such as 4K require significantly more memory than 1080p as there is more data to display on the screen.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 1050 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1354 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1455 MHz. The clock runs at a speed called the clock speed. It dictates the number of updates per second that the GPU can process. Overclocking a chip, which means increasing the clock speed will improve the performance. However, thermals and power efficiency may be diminished.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 1050 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 has a TDP of 75W, this is the amount of heat energy produced by the chip as a byproduct. The higher the TDP, the more heat is produced.

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