MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2 OC

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NVIDIA’s new budget season, the 1050-line GeForce GTX cards have launched officially in, and with his new GP107 graphics processing (unit GPU) comes a flood of new card designs.

Since NVIDIA reference design GeForce GTX-1050 (or a GTX 1050 “founder Edition” card) follow for the usual video-card manufacturer is issued is not, must select players of one of the many custom boards NVIDIA partners. On 25 October NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and a tricked-out GTX launches TI version 1050 (which we already in gigabyte checked trim; see our report from $169.99-EIA gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 TI gaming G1 4G).) The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2 OC have today under scrutiny here the first is we GeForce GTX 1050 we could measure and in contrast to the gigabyte Board overclocked well, there should be equitable representation, what offer to reach the card at close to stock settings. 

We say “close”, as if this card has a nifty cooler and the letters “OC” in the name, it overclocks by only a tiny amount (only about 50 MHz), is not enough of a bump, a noticeable difference in play to make. It sold for the exact base model / “starts at” MSRP from NVIDIA GTX mentioned 1050: $109.99. It is almost a reference card, for all intents and purposes, is also one that easily overclocked.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC (Box and Card)

This budget MSI card used to do battle, with another GeForce GTX 1050 cards, as well as new with AMD’S Radeon RX 460, which had just his base price reduced to $99.99 ($10 less than the base model GTX 1050, in case you’re bad at math). The Radeon RX 460 proposed starting price (and by the way, the Radeon RX 470) was reduced in the GTX-1050-start as a way to get the wind out of the NVIDIA sailing (and sales) take. This movement shows once again how cutthroat is the GPU market and how hot the rivalry in those days between NVIDIA and AMD. After all, under $200, where the lion’s share of the video card sales are made on volume is in this part of the market, with cards.

Which have MSI GTX 1050 card we here adheres to very tight specifications of NVIDIA for the GTX-1050 as a whole, so that it monitors without much cash on PC hardware fall designed a beginner GPU for the current 1080 p. MSI has also several other tricked-out variants of this particular map as well as a largely similar GTX 1050 TI version, so there is a GPU here fit pretty much any budget, that can handle a card between $100 and $200. We deal in these a.

This MSI GTX design features 1050 GPU is specifically the OC version, so it offers clock speeds, a small little are higher than the reference specification. For example NVIDIA lists the base clock for this card as 1, 354 MHz, but this card is 1 404 MHz, a difference of 50MHz. For the boost-am, NVIDIA’s lists as 1, 455 MHz, while this card 1, 518 MHz, a difference of 63 MHz.

They rated overclocked, and we are quite small we imagine that the GPU can increase naturally, also about these speeds with the help of the Integrated GPU boost technology 3.0. The figures available are provided by MSI to know so well, but at the end they tell not enormously. It should be noted that in contrast to other high end cards from MSI, which contain a function for the “one-click” overclocking (in which a software program to open and tap an overclock setting), offered this card does not have this feature. Instead, you must leave the card, just his thing to do that, we suspect that most buyers in this price class to do. And if you have the desire and knowledge, can you an add on program (such as MSI of free download Afterburner) it manually overclock.

This MSI card has 2 GB RAM, 1050 the standard for the GeForce GTX as a whole, and look forward to a 128-bit memory interface and 640 CUDA cores. On this map, you will receive a single fan cooling solution, and in contrast to the gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 we tested TI gaming G1, this card requires no additional power supply via a PCI express power connector.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC (Top Edge)

Not all GTX 1050 cards will share this property, but it is one of the main selling points of the GTX-1050. In fact, this is one of the biggest advantages of GeForce GTX 1050 and AMD Radeon RX 460 boards, as they can be plugged into almost every desktop PC, as long it has a PCI-Express slot on the motherboard. It is the ultimate low-end upgrade for all to get want to be PC games on a marginal PC, because it offers great performance at 1080 p at an affordable price.

In contrast to the dual-slot gigabyte GTX 1050 TI we tested, this much more compact card has three outputs: dual-link DVI and DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0 1,4.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC (Ports)

The card text is 7 inches long, just a bit longer than the Board itself, extends a bit… with the cooler

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC (Back/PCB)

It takes two slots next to each other because of the weight of his Beefy cooler. MSI reveals the card with a three-year warranty.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC (Cooler)

Because this is a basic GPU is, there is not much else here to cover. There must be no fancy lighting or a large software package; It’s not VR-enabled; You can arrange not the card into a dual card SLI configuration; and it is not overclocked. It is close to a stock GTX 1050 without drum and tuned, reflecting its price and design.


Performance (part I)

As mentioned in our other current card reviews, things are in the river these days it comes to test cards, because the two new technologies, which are, test current-gen cards built for in these early days proves to be difficult.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC (Cooler)

The first of these is DirectX 12 (DX12), who arrives on the scene right now. There are very few real standards for. Yet DX12 will likely be the standard graphics API in the future, and this card is designed to last for a couple of years, if not longer. So, it is important to know whether a map DX12 well before buying can handle. We tested the GTX-1050 with all the latest DX12 capable play we had, including Hitman (2016-output), rise of the Tomb Raider and ashes of the singularity, as well as future marks 3DMark DX12 benchmark, time spy. We tested an input of DirectX 11 games, also because this API still generally for at least a year and probably much longer will use.

The other angle is support for virtual reality (VR), or which are missing. VR is all the rage these days, but the GTX-1050 is an acceptable rating by the powers that be at oculus and HTC, to earn, not powerful enough, so that you in artificial worlds with this GPU (or any other GPU everything what close to its price range) dive is not any time soon.

And Yes, on the benchmarks. Since 1050 card $109 costs this particular MSI GeForce GTX, we compare it to $99 – to-$110 Radeon RX 460, and it will be very interesting to see how they fit together. (We tested a PowerColor version of the RX-460, the Red Dragon Radeon RX 460 , which was selling for $99 at this writing, down from $109 if we checked it.) It is rare that we two new GPUs by competing firms have almost exactly the same price. However, because the GeForce GTX 1050 only $30 more, costing ti in some cases it is also interesting to see how these 1050 leads GTX TI version much Amping nearby vanilla GTX compared to gigabyte to 1050.

All newest generation cards, which we in the range of $100 – to-$200 have tested also for the benchmark charts below, with a few high end cards such as the GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon RX 480 in thrown added for good measure. We were also in short-Board AMD Radeon R9 Nano , for an idea of what kind you get performance in a very compact card, if money is no object. (At this writing it was the price of a typical GTX about four times 1050!)

3DMark fire strike

We started our tests with Futuremark 2013 version of 3DMark, specifically the suite fire strike of subtests. Fire strike a synthetic test designed to overall gaming performance measure.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (3DMark Fire Strike)

In this first test of the GeForce GTX 1050 scored one easy victory over the Radeon RX 460. That Result of 6.105 easy smushed be score by 4.824 the Radeon, makes it seem that this could a lopsided contest. It is also interesting that the gigabyte GTX 1050 TI we tested just over 10 per cent faster than the 1050 was about what we expected.

Tomb Raider (2013)

Start we play with some older. Fired here, we start by default until 2013 the classic title of Tomb Raider, tests to the last detail and three resolutions.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (Tomb Raider 2013)

In our first real gaming test it doesn’t look good for the Radeon RX 460, relatively speaking, because it was slower than the GTX-1050 to almost 20 frames per second (fps) at a resolution of 1080 p. We saw also a drastic difference in favor of the GTX-1050 1440 p. This only shows that there is a pricing problem, either AMD or NVIDIA end. We saw also a 18 per cent difference between the GTX-1050 and the gigabyte GTX TI 1050 to 1080 p, which is relatively modest, if you consider the gigabyte card EIA is a full $60 more

Sleeping dogs next, we rolled out very demanding real games-benchmark-test title sleeping dogs incorporated…

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (Sleeping Dogs)

This is a test for budget GPUs, but the MSI GTX 1050 was a big SmackDown at the PowerColor Radeon RX deliver 460: at 1080 p, 46.9 fps compared to 28.4 fps. The Radeon RX 460 was hardly in a position which is 30 fps mark to achieve the minimum for a decent gaming experience, but choose some settings again on this hard test, you would arrive. Meanwhile, the GTX-1050 in the vicinity of the glorious brand was to a more than sufficient 46.9 fps pull down. 60 fps would be to achieve with a few changes.

BioShock infinite

That popular title is not too demanding infinite Bioshock, but it is a popular with stellar looks good. We put the highest preset the graphics layer in the built-in benchmark program (ultra + DDOF)…

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (Bioshock)

This benchmark shows a pretty clear to develop patterns, such as the MSI GTX Radeon RX 460, this time fps at 1080 p was more 1050 again significantly faster than the PowerColor resolution amounting to more than 20. Both GPUs shipped very playable frame rates, but no case of a map so it is playable and the other is unplayable on this title. Still, it’s always nice to have a big framerate pads and with the GTX 1050 there’s more than enough power with buzz at 60 74 fps at 1080 p resolution, fps, also if you encounter a sudden drop of the frame to keep things.

Hitman: absolution

To Hitman was: absolution that an aging but still pretty hard game is on a graphics card.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (Hitman Absolution)

Things don’t improve for the Radeon RX 460 because it was dangerous surpassed in this older benchmark at 1080 p in through nearby by double. This is one of those situations where the RX-460 was largely unplayable, only 20 fps at 1080 p resolution, but with this card in the real world we again setting would select the hard 8 X MSAA. MSI GTX 1050 was able to chop, however running on a smooth enough 35fps. Schön.

We went far cry primal

In 2016 published. Ubisoft’s latest open-world first-person hunting game is one of the most demanding titles that we, thanks to its lush foliage, detailed shadows and otherwise incredible environments use.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (Far Cry Primal)

The bleeding something in this test, as it was able to reduce the performance delta between the two cards in 1080 p to 11 fps could

AMD. This is still a decisive victory for MSI GTX card 1050, and it makes sense of what the Radeon card in this title to do something better, like AMD would always have an advantage over NVIDIA in this ego-hunters and collectors decided game.

Ash of the singularity

Oxide ash of the singularity is a bit a deviation as a benchmark, there’s a real time strategy title, rather than a first-person shooter or a third-person action title. Due to the planet-scale it can ask its fight scenes, with hundreds of on screen tanks, ships and other equipment of future warfare at high settings. And because of the abundance of the rendered units, this game is much more CPU-bound – especially at high settings and resolutions – as most other current games. We used the standard killer crazy preset here, instead of the game by default.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (AOTS DX11 Standard)

MSI GTX 1050 card was able to his strips this time surpassed the PowerColor Radeon RX 460 by a significant 10 fps at 1080 p in this challenging game to keep alive. This is one of those games where the game was very playable on the MSI card (at 38fps), but was equivocal on the RX-460. Like the title it, from which a clear distinction between these two GPUs, because at least in the settings that we use, the RX-460 simply not strong enough.

Grand Theft Auto V

One of the most popular games franchises on the planet, Grand Theft Auto needs no introduction. Version V took much longer than many expected land on the PC. But when it finally, early 2015 it brought action, a number of graphical enhancements and modifiable Visual settings, the game far beyond its console roots pushed.

Make sure that some of the cards have no bar below, because she would run no GTA V in our test settings. This is a special feature of this game: it will automatically lower settings jump, when the game feels it does not run on a certain combination of resolution and detail settings acceptable.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (GTA V)

We were impressed to see earlier hard “on GPUs” play more than 60 frames per second at 1080 p on the MSI GTX 1050, which is just awesome. The GTX was also quite good to hit 73.8 fps at 1080 p 1050 TI. Unfortunately, could we not get the PowerColor Radeon RX 460, this game to the settings we use perform, so there are no figures for them in this round. That is, the next biggest brother put Radeon RX 470, the pain on the MSI GTX 1050 with an impressive 85 fps performance. Still, $60 more in this write the RX-470-card costs at least . The Tomb Raider

Was promoted sustained action franchise increases

Lara Croft once again in early 2016 iteration by Square Enix long. When our hero is working to develop an ancient secret (and discover the secret of immortality) before the ancient and deadly order of the Holy Trinity, she traipses through a whole series of complex atmospheric environments, from dry tombs in the cold Siberian wilderness. A dynamic weather system and the complexity of Lara’s wind tousled hair add visual complexity of the game.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (ROTR DX11 Medium)

We lower settings (medium setting) for this test used as entry level GPUs are and to this preset, we saw 1050 respectable 54.5 fps at 1080 p deliver the MSI GTX, if not quite the promised 60 fps is “on high settings”, that this card slogan. The Radeon RX was 460 card from this lofty goal, not surprisingly, a bit further, and it could only reach 42.9 fps. This is still very playabLe, of course, but again, this is a fairly large deficit in the light of the tight pricing.

Hitman (2016)

Is the latest game in the Hitman series Agent 47 turn a new leaf and embarking on a journey of self-discovery as a teacher at a school for disadvantaged children. Just a joke, of course. He kills many people in this case, just like the rest. It offers but beautiful graphics DX11 and DX12 varieties. We will first go to the former (DX11).

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti  G1 Gaming 4G (Hitman DX11 Medium)

This is a more AMD-friendly title, which the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 its narrowest victory but with the MSI GTX 1050 card only through the 60 fps line with a small gap facing gave. The Radeon RX 460 was close behind on a smooth 59fps.