GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 1050 Ti among all GPUs


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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 970

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Better PassMark score 8,563 vs 5,757 Around 50% better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 1,983 GFLOPS More than 75% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 41.3 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 62 GTexel/s More than 75% higher texture rate
Better fire strike factor score 72.7 vs 51.07 More than 40% better fire strike factor score
More shading units 1,664 vs 768 896 more shading units
More texture mapping units 104 vs 48 56 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 3,271 Around 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 88.6 vs 66 Around 35% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Higher clock speed 1,291 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,392 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 148W Around 50% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 1050 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
267.7 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
95.56 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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i have the 7700k you?
gtx 970 still very good. haha
Who wishes they'd have stocked up on 970's for $140. I do.
What about the 1050ti?
my intel core i7 is actually very good and runs pubg without any problem with an amazing 66 fps average highly recommend it.
performance-wise surely the GTX970 - approx 40% faster. if your resolution does not exceed 1080p the 1050ti is an excellent choice. decent price and mich lower energy comsumption + real 4Gb memory
Some people are to stupid for eBay. Good people don't report the bad because they don't want to damage names. So truth turn in feedback isn't there. After eBaying for over 17 years, the place is filed with scam more then ever. 20% of my purchases have had problems; reputable sellers too. Even selling has been a hassles. Go for new when you can
In yours opinion whats better to take new 1050 ti or 2 hand 970? 970 is like the same or 20 $ more from new 1050 ti ?
i bought my gtx 970 in early 2016 and it still performs very good toady you can still run most of the games on high settings if you dont play on 4k monitor
lol a 970 is superior in every way. You can almost target 60fps easily in every new AAA game with a 970 by dialing back settings. With a 1050 Ti it's not even possible even at 900p on some games like Dishonored 2/The Division/Hitman to maintain 60fps on lower settings. The TDP of a 970 still isn't crazy high it was a really efficient card. A 500 watt PSU and you're fine.
Yep that's exactly true. Sellers will always fear negative feedback and will strive for customer satisfaction. You shouldn't ever have an issue from a long-time seller with solid feedback.
No risk if your smart and buy from a reputable seller who has over a couple hundred reviews. also people who have built a high reputation on ebay are highly motivated because of buyer protection......basically its a risk if youre an idiot and buy from joe schmo with 5 reviews. there are highly professional businesses on ebay where used gpus actuall have to pass certain stress tests before they can be considered for resale. so just be smart and youll always come out on top as a buyer on ebay.
but that's a used one off of ebay, so you are taking a chance that you are just getting an empty box. I'm talking brand new from somewhere like Newegg or Amazon, where they are more than twice that. and yes, what it "ACTUALLY" has does mean performance issues for games that use more than 3.5 gigs of VRAM, especially for me because i was playing on a 1440p display and most games wouldn't run over medium settings without needing more VRAM.
140 is actually almost exactly the average price for a 970 on ebay. What it "ACTUALLY" has means nothing next to performance. Over a month back I got a 970 for 180 dollars.
While the 970 may be better, It's also larger and uses more power. Not to mention a 970 is still $330 while you can get a 1050ti for $140 on Newegg right now. Also does anyone know about the VRAM? I know the 970 was advertised as 4 but it really had like 3.5 because the last 500 MB were much slower, so does the 1050 ti ACTUALLY have 4 gb of VRAM?
The gtx 970 is more powerful than the 1050, BUT, the 1050 uses half the electricity as the 970. Much of the progress for many years have not been making GPU's and CPU's faster but making them more power efficient.
I paid £150 for a 2nd hand GTX970 . Much better than a 1050 ti
well yup you needed to wait, yesterday i got my Gygabite 1050 Ti 4 GB GDDR5 Oc Edition, and it's amazing, and here in Macedonia costed me like hmm 180 euros or around 200 dollars.. that's joke price for such powerful GPU.. but anyway 970 it's more powerful, keep it up, as the VR is behind the door.. cheers ;)
How does she perform? I myself have a 970. But I am kicking myself for paying too much for performance I did not need. I should have waited and just bought a cheaper GTX 1050 Ti or RX 470.
Please add this GPU: zotac 1050 TI OC 4GB
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