GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB vs GeForce GTX 960

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 21 May 2018
GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jan 2015
GeForce GTX 960

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 960
    108%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB

45 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 960 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 960

8% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

No clear winner declared

These graphics cards seems to have comparable performance based on the game benchmark suite used (4 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GBGeForce GTX 960
GPU NameGP107 (GP107-301-A1)vsGM206 (GM206-300-A1)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size132 mm²vs228 mm²
Transistors3,300 millionvs2,940 million
Shaders768vs1024
Compute Units6vs8
Core clock1392 MHzvs1127 MHz
ROPs24vs32
TMUs48vs64

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GBGeForce GTX 960
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width96 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size3072 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GBGeForce GTX 960
TDP75 wattsvs120 watts
Release Date21 May 2018vs22 Jan 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    36.43 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    36.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    72.86 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    72.10 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    84.10 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    112.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    2332.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 960
    2308.10 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Game benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    62
  • GeForce GTX 960
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    41
  • GeForce GTX 960
    37

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    26
  • GeForce GTX 960
    27

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    9
  • GeForce GTX 960
    14

FPS (higher is better)