MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB and GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card Review

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3DMark Time Spy – DX12

3DMark Time Spy just recently came out and it is the latest and greatest DirectX 12 benchmark test for gaming PCs running Windows 10. This DirectX 12 Feature Level 11_0 benchmark utilizes a pure DirectX 12 game engine that supports features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading! The developers opted to use DirectX 12 Feature Level 11_0 to ensuring wide compatibility with DirectX 11 hardware through DirectX 12 drivers.

3DMark Time Spy

With DirectX 12 on Windows 10, game developers can significantly improve the multi-thread scaling and hardware utilization of their titles to draw more objects, textures and effects for your viewing enjoyment. 3DMark Fire Strike is a great high-end DirectX 11 benchmark test, but doesn’t really show off what new graphics cards can do on a DirectX 12 game title that will have much more going on while you are playing.

3DMark Time Spy Settings

We ran 3DMark Time Spy with the standard settings and then with async compute disabled and got the following results:

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In this DX12 benchmark we see the XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB came in with a score of 1,925 points, but that wasn’t enough as the GeForce GTX 1050 scored 2,045  points and the GTX 1050 Ti came in at 2,499 points.

timespy-async-gpu

With Async Compute disabled we were shocked to see the performance drop as much as they did! Usually, the score goes up on NVIDIA cards!

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  • -Q-

    I notice that the idle GPU-Z readings show power usage at around 47% of TDP, which is about the same as my one reads too. But that would equate to about 35w, which can’t be right as other reviews have directly measured it to be about 4w on idle. So is this a bug or what?

  • Great review, I personally love GTX 1050 TI and use almost one year, After that i review my experience with this card on my blog. http://www.graphicscard.info/

    • Coach

      No offense Fawwad, but they’ve not been out for a year, only a few months. I’ll also avoid that website. 😉