NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

25 %
103 %
311% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

29 FPS
119 FPS
89 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

21 FPS
102 FPS
81 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

21 FPS
78 FPS
57 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

17 FPS
80 FPS
63 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

169% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

290% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

176% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

303% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

322% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,290 MHz
1,480 MHz
14% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,392 MHz
1,582 MHz
13% slightly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
11 GiB
175% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
352 Bit
175% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

112 GB/s
484 GB/s
332% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
233% significantly lower TDP
250 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

45 Gigapixels/s
139 Gigapixels/s
212% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

67 Gigatexels/s
354 Gigatexels/s
430% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

430% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

366% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

366% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

175% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

147th of 526
22nd of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2016
March 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in gaming.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a slightly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery an thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has significantly more memory with 11 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has a significantly lower TDP at 75 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at 250 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti over the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

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Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.


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