Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Graphics Card CALL FOR PRICE
- 1455 MHz Core - Boostable to 1354 MHz
- 640 CUDA Cores
- Pascal Architecture
- 2GB of GDDR5X VRAM
- 112 Gbps Memory Speed
- 128-Bit Memory Interface
- DisplayPort 1.4 + HDMI 2.0b + DVI-D DL
- 7680 x 4320 Max Digital Resolution
- Blower-Style Cooler
- GeForce GTX VR Ready
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Graphics Card
Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 2GB is the cheapest 10-series card on the market that we can recommend right now, offering better out-and-out performance than the AMD GPUs built into the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, the card does suffer from its limited VRAM, meaning that the recent arrival of the GTX 1050 3GB could mean that the 2GB card’s days are numbered.
In this comparison of the best graphics cards on a budget, we’re measuring up the GTX 1050 2GB against its value-orientated competitors – the GTX 1050 3GB, two flavours of AMD’s Radeon RX 560, and the current top dog when it comes to budget GPUs, the GTX 1050 Ti. This Nvidia card features more memory and the fully enabled version of the GP107 processor found in the 1050, making it a better performer in all games than either GTX 1050. However, it also costs more, so on balance the 3GB version of the GTX
Meanwhile, the situation with the RX 560 is messy to say the least. Two versions of the silicon are available, featuring 14 and 16 compute units respectively.
In the meantime, here’s how the budget GPU landscape looks as we test the GTX 1050 2GB, GTX 1050 3GB, GTX 1050 Ti and our brace of RX 560s across a range of punishing games. The bar chart tables are simple enough to understand, but you can mouse-over every element for detailed performance differentials and remember that you can click the graph for performance expressed as a percentage – possibly a more meaningful way to compare. For granular telemetry on frame-rate and frame-time, start the video embed and watch the data play out before your eyes! If you’re viewing these words on mobile, you’ll have to make do with a static version of these readings – but of course you’re free to check this page later on a PC to get the full experience.
Based on NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture, the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC Graphics Card provides major improvements in performance, memory bandwidth, and power efficiency over its predecessor, the Maxwell architecture.
The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs. There are one DisplayPort 1.4 output, one HDMI 2.0b output, and one DVI-D Dual-Link output. The GTX 1050 is not just about high-resolution gaming: Computationally intensive programs can utilize the GPU’s 640 cores to accelerate tasks using CUDA or other APIs.
For cooling, MSI implemented a single fan cooler.
- NVIDIA Ansel
- With Ansel, gamers can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction and from any vantage point within a gaming world. They can capture screenshots at up to 32 times the screen resolution, and then zoom in where they choose without losing fidelity. With photo-filters, they can add effects in real-time before taking the shot. And they can capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing in a VR headset or Google Cardboard.
- With CUDA, NVIDIA allows applications to hand off CPU-intensive tasks to the GPU. CUDA is used in many applications and games.
- G-SYNC Ready
- An additional benefit of G-SYNC is reduced lag so gamers will benefit from the improved command response time as well.
- NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0
- Boosts the card’s clock speed in real-time based on the target temperature.