GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 1050 Ti among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

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

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

7.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  based on its compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Better fire strike factor score 56.81 vs 45.86 Around 25% better fire strike factor score
Slightly more shading units 1,024 vs 768 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 64 vs 48 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Higher clock speed 1,291 MHz vs 1,127 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Significantly better video composition score 76.09 frames/s vs 25.99 frames/s Around 3x better video composition score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,392 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 120W Around 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 1050 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
328.87 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
94.59 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
714.73 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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I know the feeling(A10 7000 Series), the Cpu really bottlenecked it, As soon as I upgraded to an i5 it doubled my fps, I went from 45 fps on med settings in bf1, to 90fps on ultra. Consider a CPU upgrade
I had a 960, and it kept getting solid update love until I got a 1060. But I only had it for about 2 years, so I may be one of those impatient adopters you mentioned :D I think part of it is that AMD cards also tend to be huge workhorses. My last AMD card held strong across three generations, because it was just beefy as anything. Could it do physics? Obviously not PhysX, and even heavy applications of Havoc made it struggle. Could it multisample? Only in the most minimal way. But it could also passably run games for which it was well below the minimum requirement. I do agree that Nvidia should do more to support their older cards, however, since every generation of NVidia cards seems to include at least two models that exist purely for future-proofing. Imagine, for instance, that you went out and bought a Titan Black right before the 1070 landed. I imagine the fury would be palpable - it's so bad that EVGA, the poster child for elitist system builders if there ever was one, has a buyback program so their customers can actually afford to keep current.
It very well could be better and/or more relevant driver driver support. Nvidia likes to keep there newer cards more relevant when it comes to newer game titles and as a result tend to neglect there driver support on their older cards even though the 960 is practically 50% beefier and in all reality isn't even all that old the lack of care on Nvidia's part for there old toys speak for itself. This is why I am starting to become an AMD fan even if only for their graphics cards because AMD's target market tend to buy many of their different cards at all ages and price ranges driver support doesn't seem to be lacking on most of their cards causing their cards to age better with newer titles. Nvidia's clientele however, seem to only want the latest and the greatest causing a lack of interest in Nvidia's time on keeping up with driver support for newer titles on their older cards inadvertently causing a snowball effect that makes Nvidia pump out another latest and greatest card for everyone else to go spend their money on so they can neglect the drivers for their last line of cards. So sorry if this sounds at all salty I really do think that Nvidia has some great graphics cards I just see so much wasted potential on great products with a lack of interest in keeping their drivers up to date but with all the fanboy's waving the Nvidia flag as their are can you really blame Nvidia.
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i m getting gtx 1050Ti 4gb Inno3d tomorrow getting it for cheap rate. Currently, i have been running Gtx570 HD since 4 years lol i think i should get immense performance boost on major tittles of games Will keep it for one more year till i can afford Gtx1060 6gb Right now, my gtx570HD is failing in Assassins Creed Unity n few more games. Batman arkham city is giving me 30fps which is decent though
I'm running the 1050 ti and have managed a steady 1822mhz overclock on air. This card is a beast when it comes to 1080p gaming. If only my CPU (A10 6800k) could keep up :\
Weirdly, looking at the 1050 vs the 960, the 1050 loses in benchmarks, but wins handily in actual games. Is that because the games have more going on in the backend?
if the 960 becomes extremely cheap... SLI
Not at all just save up the extra money and get a 1060 or rx 480 or better you will be kicking your self after the purchase if you buy the 1050ti tbh.
I have a Radeon R7 265 2GB videocard (which is essencialy a HD 7850 2GB rebranded, but with slightly higher clock speeds). Do you recommend upgrading to 1050Ti 4GB?
geezus dude, for more 10$ you get he better card for this price, go for rx 470 ftw!!
No, get RX 470 instead. Much better p/p.
hmm, maybe i should sell my gtx 950 ssc asap... then spend some more money for this card... gtx 1050ti, 4 GB vram... not bad. unlike the gtx 970, 1050ti actually has 4GB vram available. plus it's the same cost compared to an RX-460 2GB. honestly, only upgrade to this card if you are on a strict budget, and you currently have a low profile gpu. Otherwise, all you get is a power conserving gpu. although you can't go wrong with a zotac mini version of the gtx 1050ti. like if you are still running on AMD r5 or r7 series. This would be great upgrade. Also if you have like nVidia GS/GT series, this card would be great upgrade. Plus resale value will remain high, as this card is better than the gtx 750ti.
Save up for a 1060 it's about $60 more.
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I have a GTX 950, will it worth it if I upgrade to GTX 1050 TI?
of course, 1050Ti delivers a decent frame rate for most recent AAA title at medium high~ultra setting. My brother runs Assassin Creed Syndicate with 1050Ti at 50fps on near ultra setting.
not only moba I think.
if you're still using it, no point changing it to 1050 Ti but it would be a good choice if you're building a new budget rig for MOBA games.
So it's better I stay my gtx 960?
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