GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950 vs 1050 among all GPUs


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 950

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 950

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Slightly better PassMark score 5,206 vs 4,443 More than 15% better PassMark score
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 1,024 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,455 MHz vs 1,188 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher pixel rate 46.56 GPixel/s vs 32.8 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,653 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 950 vs 1050

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
214.87 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
215.14 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
60.21 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
67.49 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
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Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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That's pretty dumb
950 can SLI 1050 is NOT
an overclocked 950 will out perform a standard 1050 9/10 times... e.g. Palit StormX Dual is what I have and it does the job really well, I picked it up for £50 .. your talking at least double that for a standard 1050... it really is not worth the money, especially if you are on a budget
I did just buy a 950, now I kinda wish I had waited, but I probably would not have been able to wait a whole 8 months without a graphics card anyways so I don't regret it. I would love to have a 1050 instead of the 950, but I'd rather save up for a GPU with an increase in VRAM. I've noticed that my 2GB GDDR5 gets maxed out sometimes and more VRAM (undoubtedly along with a better GPU overall) would help more with future games than upgrading to the 1050.
Wtf you are saying bro I play Overwatch on Epic with 70 fps with a gaming monitor 2560x1080 resolution, BF1 on high with 60fps is pretty good though XP
I'm on a an budget rig right now, (gtx 950, I7 920) and I think your misunderstanding the '50' series cards. There is not a game on the pc that I have had to play on minimum settings. Most games I have run at 60 on medium or higher. Most on high. I would, however, recommend to get the 1050, it's cheaper than the 950 with better performance. I would never upgrade to a 1050 from a 950 but I think the 1050 is better if your just now buying a GPU.
I don't think the argument is that the 1050 isn't better than the 950, I think the argument is that it's not necessarily a big enough boost in performance to upgrade. I do understand the logic and math behind the FPS boost, I just don't think it's significant enough to make the purchase. That is my opinion. I have a 950, I will wait a few more years until I see a need to upgrade and at that point I will get whatever GPU is on the market. Keep in mind that in 2-3 years, the "50" model is going to be much more powerful than the 1050 currently is.
1050 and 1070 price tag difference it's that huge so why you don't buy 1080 instead ? geez and even the test uphead is saying that the 1050 is better.. but you keep denying.. second 1050 it's newer and have the Pascal architecture.. while the 950 it's on the oldest Maxwell
Bish......if u own a 950 whats the point in buying a 1050 when u can buy a 1070 when u have the money....!! Instead of spending all the money again when u can only gain 10 fps whats the point....?
And if you're playing at 60 or more FPS already, then you can turn your settings up. There is no way you're maxing out settings on any recent games with a budget card, so up your textures/AA and find your limits.
10 FPS is a huge difference for budget cards, don't listen to these clowns trying to tell you that's not worth it. Think about it, if you're playing at 50 FPS, 10 more is a 20% upgrade, not to mention it puts you at 60, which is optimal for 60hz monitors (which is likely what you're using if you're using budget GPUs). What about if you're below 50 FPS? You're talking even larger relative upgrades. 10 more FPS on 30 is a 33% upgrade (basic math, but it needs to be said to put this into perspective for you), which is pretty huge when you're talking relative GPUs of the same series across generations. Plus, most of these jokers probably just googled it and got their 10 FPS readout from the first YouTube video that pops up comparing the 1050 TI and a 950, which it was doing at relatively high settings comparing 23 to 33 FPS. If I was playing on budget cards, 10 extra FPS would sound fantastic to me. That being said, it's worth $30 extra to get the TI over the standard. 4GB of VRAM opens a lot more doors than saving $30. Most of the people who will tell you not to upgrade are only saying that because they either can't afford to and want to push their crappy decisions onto you, or they recently bought a 950 so they're trying to justify for themselves.
Are you trying to be funny? 10 FPS is massive when you're talking about budget (~50 series) cards. Most games you are playing, unless minimum settings, are going to be under 60 FPS, so unless you're playing on a 30hz monitor (look I'm funny too), you're running under capability. "10 fps" "practically the same" lol
Lol thats a whole different level
What about replacing a GT 705 with a GTX 1050?
thanks for talking me out man was just considering to replace my 950 with the 1050
Do not ever buy a1050 when you have a950.
i have gtx 950 if the rate drops to 12k i would ask u to buy that ....
1050 is newer, but in performance is practically the same, around of 10 fps more for the 1050 (in most cases are the same fps and in some cases wins the 950), but no is a big difference, in conclusion pick the cheapest
Buy a 950 or a 1050?
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