Review: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti Gaming X

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Last week Nvidia announced the GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti, today the performance benchmark embargo is lifted. We test the MSI Gaming X editions, two graphics cards aimed at the budget minded consume...

    Review: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti Gaming X
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    And people expected another 750ti. :D

    Very underwhelming performance with these cards, especially using newer API's.

    That said, what nvidia has to offer in lower-mid segment? Underpowered 1050ti and 1060 3GB. Meh.
     
  3. Incredible Lama

    Incredible Lama Member Guru

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    Thanks for the review!

    No more Witcher III benchmarks? noooooo...

    Now that pretty much the whole new gen AMD 4xx and Nvidia 10xx lineups have a MSI Gaming X variant, could you maybe make a review comparing all MSI Gaming X cards together Hilbert? I find that reference cards not always that representative of what we'll actually be buying, and MSI has proven to put out reliable products that would give good insight of what the new VGA cards are capable of once a AIB has done it's magic on them.
    Danku
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I benchmarked it, but forget to include them.

    Added now. I will also add the shootout overview with all AIB card included for quick comparison.
     

  5. Alienwarez567

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    So in my opinion Nvidia just shot them self in the foot with these cards. No reason to buy at all, cant even play games at 1080P unless the engine is optimized and no option to SLI.
     
  6. Only Intruder

    Only Intruder Maha Guru

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    Yeah, looks like nVidia sh*t the bed at this segment, frankly speaking it's a mess... No real generational improvements have been made.
     
  7. FrostNixon

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    Nice review as always. A little sad to see no dota2/csgo/overwatch benchmark however. For a small gaming PC or light gaming PC it will be a good card, the 1050ti is definitely shaping out to be the next 750ti. 1050 seems rather useless as it will struggle to keep low games at 1080p good details so you might as well run them with a skylake integrated gpu.
     
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    Great review, so much information. Thank you HH.

    With the $10 price reduction, the 470 has a huge gap. 1050/460 trade blows. Will be interesting to see the "actual" price these cards end up selling at.
     
  9. rl66

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    the GTX1050Ti is less expensive than GTX950 in MSI i wasn't expected that

    so it's still more economic and more powerfull than RX460

    sadly for AMD, here the RX470 fight in price with GTX1060 3g (same price)

    so i predict same success as the gtx950 for small budget PC :)
     
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    Wonder if we will see a full polaris 10 card?

    465/460x perhaps?
     

  11. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Their segment is to beat 460.

    1050 is a good 10-15% faster than the 460 while being the same price.
    1050Ti is supposed to cover the middle ground.

    1060 3GB beats the 470 so that's covered already.
    So what exactly is your point?
    Do you not understand what those cards are targeted at?

    With your reasoning, the 460 470 and 480 are all underpowered and meh.
     
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    These cards provide excellent performance for the price they offer, I don't know what you people expected.

    As for the article, it is pretty obvious DX12 is bugged in most games, so you not including DX11 alongside is very, very disappointing.
     
  13. djchristian

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    So where is the 750Ti? The 1050Ti is the successor to the 750Ti and yet it's absent from your charts.
     
  14. pharma

    pharma Maha Guru

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    PcWorld's review includes the 750Ti for comparison purposes.
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    I believe HH has said as much before, but Guru3D isn't really an entry level site to begin with. No active member here is going to build a gaming PC with a card like these. Some might install one in an HTPC or similar, but this review wasn't about such use. In that sense HH reviewing these cards is kind of nothing but completing the whole set in my opinion. Of course it also makes people feel better when their mid-range card isn't resting at the very bottom of the charts...
     

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    Except in most of the games, the 460 is faster then the 1050.

    And at times near the the 1050ti.

    And even seen the RX 470 pushing ground near the 1060 3GB while the 480 pulled ahead of the 1060 6GB.

    Nvidia is a joke in the budget realm anymore. Still a 1050ti, will be an upgrade for my GTX 650ti 1GB in my game stream server.

    Their cards suck in new apis.
     
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    Monchis Maha Guru

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    A couple fps faster than the 960 (or my 950 with oc) in Witcher 3, blows my mind.
     
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    stevevnicks Maha Guru

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    No it's not.

    [​IMG]

    And no NV does not suck in new APIs.

    Basing your opinion on a few poor console ports?

    Gears of War 4 is a good example of an optimized game

    The 1050ti is 30% faster than the 950, while the 1050 is 10% while being $60 cheaper.

    What are you expecting? Titan x performance for $100?
     
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    Yes he was.
     

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