MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING X 4G & MSI GTX 1050 2G OC Review

Published: 16th Nov 2016, 08:29 GMT
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CPU : Intel Core i7 6800K @ 4200 MHz 
CPU Cooler : NZXT Kraken X61NZXT
Motherboard : ASUS X99-A II 
Memory : G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3200 MHz 16-18-18-38-2NG.SKILL
Display : Crossover 289K (4096×2160) 
SSD : Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 
PSU : EVGA SuperNova 850 G2 
OS : Windows 10 x64 PRO
GPUs : MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING X 4G (GeForce 370.70)MSI
MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC (GeForce 370.70)MSI

In our tests we tend to apply highest available in-game presets. This way we get the best image quality as recommended the developers. It means that some cards will less VRAM will take a hit, but this is the best way to demonstrate their weaknesses.

Under each graph you will see a comparison chart. In those charts we declare the win or loss for each comparison based on our numbers. For us, the most important comparison is between GTX 960 and GTX 1050 Ti, but we have also added GTX 1050 vs RX 460.

Each card was tested twice: at stock configuration and with our overclocking. Our comparison charts are only for stock configurations.

The clock speeds shown in those charts represent the value reported by GPU-Z Boost Clock.


Fire Strike PerformanceFire Strike ExtremeFire Strike Ultra
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB vs GTX 960 4GB WIN WINWIN


Fire Strike Performance3DMark11 Performance3DMark11 Extreme
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB vs GTX 960 4GBLOSSWIN
GTX 1050 2GB vs RX 460 4GB LOSSWIN


Fire Strike PerformanceTime Spy
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB vs GTX 960 4GBWIN
GTX 1050 2GB vs RX 460 4GB LOSS


Fire Strike PerformanceVRMark OrangeVRMark Blue
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB vs GTX 960 4GBLOSSLOSS
GTX 1050 2GB vs RX 460 4GB WINLOSS


UnigineHEAVEN ExtremeVALLEY Extreme HD
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB vs GTX 960 4GBWINWIN
GTX 1050 2GB vs RX 460 4GB WINWIN
Review Contents
Page 1Overview MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING X 4G
Page 2Overview MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC
Page 3Synthetics Fire Strike ● 3DMark 11 ● Time Spy ● VRMark ● Unigine Valley ● Heaven
Page 4DirectX12 AotS ● Battlefield 1 ● DeusEX:MD ● Hitman ● Rise of the Tomb Raider ● Total War: Warhammer
Page 5DirectX11 Call of Duty: IW ● Division ● FarCry Primal ● Metro Last Light ● Project Cars ● R6 Siege ● THIEF ● Witcher 3
Page 6Conclusion MSI GTX 1050 Ti GAMING X 4G ● MSI GTX 1050 2G OC

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