NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4 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 %
4% slightly better overall score
24 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

29 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
28 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

21 FPS
22 FPS
0 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

21 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
19 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

17 FPS
17 FPS
0 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

20,616
15% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
17,784

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

7,834
8,773
11% slightly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

22,192
5% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
21,072

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

21,230
22,380
5% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

2,339
2% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
2,286

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,290 MHz
14% slightly higher core clock speed
1,127 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,392 MHz
18% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,178 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
Identical
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
Identical
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

112 GB/s
112 GB/s
0% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
60% significantly lower TDP
120 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

45 Gigapixels/s
18% slightly higher pixel rate
38 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

67 Gigatexels/s
75 Gigatexels/s
12% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

2 TFLOPS
2 TFLOPS
12% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

768
1,024
33% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

48
64
33% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
Identical
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

147th of 536
150th of 536

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2016
January 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.5

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs GeForce GTX 960 specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti beats the GeForce GTX 960 in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 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 960 at 120 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is faster than the GeForce GTX 960.

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