The GTX 10 Series in Nvidia Recently Launched the Budget Edition known as the GTX 1050, this Series contains two Cards: The GTX 1050 and the 1050 ti Along with the OC Versions. But if you are Confused in Buying One of These, read this article to find out which one is for you. Of course, they both are Way Better than the GTX 750 or 750 ti.
The Cards Used in Our Test are of Zotac.
Your Screen Resolution
While Buying Graphics Cards, you should be aware of your Screen Resolution. We took 3 Resolutions- 1080p, 1440p and 4K. If you have a Display and you are Planning it to Upgrade in Future, you should Definitely Read this.
1. FULL HD (1080P)
After Playing on Full HD Resolution on Both Cards, the Results were actually the Same, on GTA V in Ultra Setting with Everything Maxed on Graphics, we got at least 50 FPS in both cards and Maximum about 65 FPS which is, of course, Playable and Super Smooth. Same on Other Games like Rise of Tomb Raider, we got 25 to 30 FPS on both Cards. On Battlefield 1 both Cards were awesome, they Performed 60 FPS Minimum when Maxed Out.
After at about 2 hours of BattleField 1 on Maxed Settings, both cards we about 46 Degree Celsius Hot in Temperature on Both Cards. Which is not much in Gaming.
Now that is a Topic due to which these cards are Popular, the Power Drawn from the GTX 1050 on GTA V Maxed Setting was not more than 42W and on the other Hand on the Ti Edition it was about 45W in Both Cases the Fans were super silent.
2. 2K (1440P)
Now when we tried both cards on 2K Resolution they were not the same as in 1080p, here are some of the Results:
GTA 5 on Maxed Settings: 35 FPS to 42 FPS on GTX 1050 Mini and 42 FPS to 61 FPS on the GTX 1050 Ti.
RISE OF TOMB RAIDER on Maxed Settings: 19 FPS to 26 FPS on GTX 1050 Mini and 21 FPS to 29 FPS on the GTX 1050 Ti.
The Witcher 3: 22 FPS to 31 FPS on GTX 1050 Mini and 24 FPS to 34 FPS on the GTX 1050 Ti.
Again, in this case, the Temperature was Lower than Expected, it was on average 49 Degree Celsius on Both Cards.
The GTX 1050 Drawed 51W and the 1050 Ti Pulled more than 55W in this case you might want a Good SMPS.
On 4K the cards failed to Impress, the GTX 1050 Ti Gave About 25 FPS on Average on BattleField 1 on Maxed Settings and the Mini Gave About 19-20 FPS, these cards are not made for 4K so we would not Recommend to Buy These Cards if you have a 4K Display, Better Stick to the GTX 1060.