GeForce GTX 1050 vs GeForce GTX 960

GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Oct 2016
GeForce GTX 1050

GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jan 2015
GeForce GTX 960

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 960
    105%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1050

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

5% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 960

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 960

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 960
GPU Name GP107 (GP107-300-A1) vs GM206 (GM206-300-A1)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 132 mm² vs 228 mm²
Transistors 3,300 million vs 2,940 million
Shaders 640 vs 1024
Compute Units 5 vs 8
Core clock 1354 MHz vs 1127 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 40 vs 64

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 960
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 960
TDP 75 watts vs 120 watts
Release Date 25 Oct 2016 vs 22 Jan 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    43.30 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    36.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    54.20 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    72.10 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    112.10 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    112.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    1733.10 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 960
    2308.10 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Game benchmarks

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    55
  • GeForce GTX 960
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    40
  • GeForce GTX 960
    46

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    26
  • GeForce GTX 960
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    30
  • GeForce GTX 960
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    27
  • GeForce GTX 960
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    13
  • GeForce GTX 960
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    37
  • GeForce GTX 960
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    31
  • GeForce GTX 960
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    44
  • GeForce GTX 960
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    28
  • GeForce GTX 960
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    40
  • GeForce GTX 960
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    26
  • GeForce GTX 960
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    58
  • GeForce GTX 960
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    39
  • GeForce GTX 960
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    24
  • GeForce GTX 960
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    18
  • GeForce GTX 960
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    35
  • GeForce GTX 960
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    21
  • GeForce GTX 960
    18

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    5
  • GeForce GTX 960
    5

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    31
  • GeForce GTX 960
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    20
  • GeForce GTX 960
    21

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    33
  • GeForce GTX 960
    36

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    25
  • GeForce GTX 960
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    33
  • GeForce GTX 960
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    23
  • GeForce GTX 960
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    24
  • GeForce GTX 960
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    18
  • GeForce GTX 960
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    28
  • GeForce GTX 960
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    19
  • GeForce GTX 960
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    5
  • GeForce GTX 960
    6

FPS (higher is better)