The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is the most recent graphics card to be added to Nvidia's stable, a replacement for the older GTX 1050 2GB model that provides extra VRAM to ensure better performance in texture-heavy games. Interestingly though, the card isn't a carbon copy of the GTX 1050 with an extra gigabyte of RAM soldered on somewhere, which you'd expect would consistently perform the same or better than the 2GB model. Instead, the 3GB card is something of a mashup between the GTX 1050 2GB and the GTX 1050 Ti, with a unique drawback that means the 3GB card's performance could be slightly worse or significantly better than the 2GB model, depending on the game. Specifically, the new card has better compute power and that extra gigabyte of memory, but it has lower memory bandwidth than the card that it replaces. That means that the 3GB card will generally perform better in games that keep a lot of textures in memory, but the trend reverses for games that swap textures in and out of memory … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 3GB benchmarks: a better budget GPU
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If you’re after a top notch GPU, Nvidia’s GeForce cards are the only real contender, and if you’ve got money to burn and want the best out of your gaming experience, the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 are where it’s at. Both cards, like the rest of the 10-series, use Nvidia’s Pascal architecture, that boasts superior performance and power efficiency. The GTX 1080 is the flagship Pascal GPU, and is undoubtedly a beast of a graphics card, with the price tag to match. It’s primed for 4K gaming, and while the GTX 1070 isn’t quite so beefy when it comes to power and performance, it handles 1440p just fine.Nvidia rolled out both graphics cards in the summer of 2016, with their Ti counterparts launching the following year. They’re slightly more expensive than the vanilla versions but offer increased memory and better performance. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty and dive into what separates the GPUs, aside from the price tag. And if you're … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080ti and GTX 1070ti?
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 is currently only available in a 2GB flavour (though a 3GB version is imminent), and it's the cheapest 10-series card from the firm's Pascal range that we can recommend for a gaming rig. It's actually a capable piece of kit, outstripping the capabilities of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One GPUs, but its 2GB of memory is a problem. In this comparison of the best graphics cards on a budget, we're measuring up the GTX 1050 2GB against its value-orientated competitors - two flavours of Radeon RX 560, and Nvidia's own GTX 1050 Ti, which features more memory and the fully enabled version of the GP107 processor found in the 1050. Suffice to say that in terms of purchasing recommendations, the 1050 Ti is by far and away the best choice - but the arrival of a three gig 1050 at a reasonable price could change the situation somewhat. 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 … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB benchmarks: a good budget card but it needs more RAM
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is based on a fully enabled version of the GP107 processor and is delivered with four gigs of RAM. It offers performance broadly in line with the last-gen GTX 960, meaning that although capable enough for 1080p gaming, 60fps is off the table for the most part at ultra or very high presets - and significant settings tweaks are required. There's much to commend the GTX 1050 Ti. Out of all of the budget GPUs available, it is the most powerful, outperforming the top-end versions of the Radeon RX 560 comfortably. Many versions of the card also have no need for additional PCI Express power, meaning that it's a straight plug-in upgrade, drawing all the power it needs from your motherboard. In fact, when we tested another GTX 1050 Ti with additional power inputs, we only found marginal increases to performance. The GTX 1050 Ti can be a little pricey - especially compared to its cut-down 10-series counterpart, the GTX 1050 - so in addition to that, we've also … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti benchmarks: the best budget gaming GPU, but also the priciest
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is no longer top dog in its GPU family – that honour now goes the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti and, of course, the frankly ridiculous Titan Xp. However, with graphics card prices currently hitting all-time highs due to the rather ridiculous craze for cryptocurrency mining, the GTX 1080 is now our top choice for those after a 4K capable graphics card. If you don’t believe us, check out our Best graphics card 2018 article to see why we’ve picked this one and not its Ti counterpart. To help us discover why it’s our 4K graphics card of choice, we’ve got the economically monikered MSI Gaming X 8GB Twin Frozr VI. To the benchmarks! Of course, many flavours of Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1080 wonder chipset are available, but all come with 2560 eye-candy-creating shader cores, 160 texture units, 64 rendering output units for spitting out finished pixels, a 256-bit memory bus and a healthy 8GB of … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review: The best 4K graphics card right now