NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
VS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
VS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

General info

The general info section in the graphics cards comparison list contains information about the date of release, type, overall rating and other useful data for identifying winner between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960  vs  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

223
Place in performance rating
215
60.47
Value for money (0-100)
42.81
Maxwell
Architecture
Pascal
GM206
Code name
GP107
Desktop
Type
Desktop
22 January 2015 (6 years ago)
Release date
25 October 2016 (5 years ago)
$199
Launch price (MSRP)
$139
$444 (2.2x MSRP)
Price now
$350 (2.5x MSRP)
10.46
Value for money
20.60
GM206
GPU code name
N17P-G1
Desktop
Market segment
Desktop

Technical specs

Which GPU is better between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960  vs  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in the fabrication process, power consumption, and also base and turbo frequency of the GPU is the most important part containing in the graphics cards hierarchy.

1024
Pipelines
768
1127 MHz
Core clock speed
1290 MHz
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1392 MHz
2,940 million
Transistor count
3,300 million
28 nm
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
120 Watt
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
72 billion/sec
Texture fill rate
66.82
2,413 gflops
Floating-point performance
2,138 gflops
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Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
1024
CUDA cores
768
1024
Pipelines / CUDA cores
768
1178 MHz
Boost clock speed
1392 MHz
2,940 million
Number of transistors
3,300 million
120 Watt
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Let’s discuss how graphics cards NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti come in different sizes (length), connector types and types of interfaces.

PCIe 3.0 x16
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
9.5" (24.1 cm)
Length
145 mm
1x 6-pins
Supplementary power connectors
None
+
SLI options
no data
400 Watt
Recommended system power (PSU)
no data
PCI Express 3.0
Bus support
no data
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Height
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Memory

Graphics cards memory plays important role both in gaming and in applications for graphics. The card will perform much quicker and better, if it has more memory capacity and right memory type. What is the difference between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

GDDR5
Memory type
GDDR5
2 GB
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
128 Bit
Memory bus width
128 Bit
7.0 GB/s
Memory clock speed
7 GB/s
112 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
112 GB/s
-
Shared memory
-

Video outputs and ports

Let’s find out the difference in extra ports between two graphics cards. What's the difference between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
+
G-SYNC support
+
4 displays
Multi monitor support
no data
+
HDCP
no data
2048x1536
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
Internal
Audio input for HDMI
no data
+
HDMI
+

Technologies

Let’s have a look what is the difference. It is worthwhile to note that NVIDIA and AMD are using different technologies.

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VR Ready
+
no data
Multi Monitor
+
+
3D Vision
+
2.0
GPU Boost
no data
+
CUDA
+
+
GeForce Experience
no data
+
Surround
no data
no data
Multi-Projection
+
+
Adaptive Vertical Sync
no data
no data
Ansel
+
+
GameStream
no data
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
no data
+
GameWorks
no data

API support

The confrontation between the two contenders NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is practically over. The hardware support (API) does not greatly affect the overall performance, it is not considered in synthetic benchmarks and other performance tests. 

12 (12_1)
DirectX
12 (12_1)
4.4
OpenGL
4.6
+
Vulkan
1.2.131
6.4
Shader Model
6.4
1.2
OpenCL
1.2

Gaming performance

Select form the list the required name to identify gaming performance for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards. The result shows how fast the game will run and whether it can be run on this computer. The different monitor resolutions – from low to 4K – are used for testing. Find out is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti good for gaming.


low
1280x720
med.
1920x1080
high
1920x1080
ultra
1920x1080
QHD
2560x1440
4K
3840x2160
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Death Stranding (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
F1 2020 (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 44.7 32.3 17.6
Gears Tactics (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 200 71.7 44.3 32.6 20.6
Doom Eternal (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 101 62.9 55.5 52.9 39.3
Legend
5 Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
? Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

More pipelines (1024 vs 768)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

1.98% faster in synthetic tests

Cheaper ($350 (2.5x MSRP) vs $444 (2.2x MSRP))

Finer manufacturing process technology (16 nm vs 28 nm)

Less power consumption (75 Watt vs 120 Watt)

More maximum RAM amount (4 GB vs 2 GB)

VR Ready

Multi Monitor

So, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, we recommend NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 versus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti performance benchmarks comparison

Overall benchmark performance

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User rating

4.1 Out of 266 Hitesti Score
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