Overclocking: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC Pushed To The Max

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Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 (also known as BF1) is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield Series developed by DICE and published by EA. The game is set during World War I. It was released world wide on October 21, 2016. The singleplayer campaign of Battlefield 1 takes place across six different “War Stories” which revolve around different people in different aspects of the Great War in campaigns such as the Italian Alps and the deserts of Arabia. We benchmark in Through Mud and Blood, which is the second mission in singleplayer campaign. Taking place late in the war, the player assumes the role of Danny Edwards, a British recruit joining the crew of a Mark V Landship named Black Bess as their new tank driver. New to the war and inexperienced in driving the unreliable vehicle, Edwards is given a trial by fire with his first mission: punch through the German line at Cambrai with a broken tank and a crew that has no trust in him.

BF1 Through Mud and Blood

Battlefield 1 features the Frostbite 3 game engine and has very good graphics with tons of destructibles. Maps also now feature dynamic weather systems, affecting combat in various ways; for example, The St. Quentin Scar can either start as a clear, sunny day, a dark, foggy day, or in the middle of a rainstorm, and switch between them during the round.

Battlefield 1 Video Card Settings

Battlefield 1 Advanced Video Card Settings

We tested BF1 at 1920 x 1080 with the ‘Ultra’ graphics quality preset in DX12 with the GPU Memory Restriction turned off. We also disabled VSync.


Benchmark Results: In BF1 the stock MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB averages 53.3 FPS and with our manual overclock we were able to improve that to 57.8 FPS. Thanks to this 8.4% performance increase, this $139 graphics card was able to beat the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Super SuperClocked 4GB video card that came out last fall for $239.99. Pretty impressive that this generations $139 video card is able to perform on par with the previous years $239 graphics card! 

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  • Pierre J Grobbelaar

    I went with the msi gaming x 4gb oc.was on special and same price as this one.on oc i got it to 1911 mhz on core with stock voltage.Made stress test but heaven benchmark 3 hated that high clock.most prob will get it stable if i change voltage.but doubt i’ll do it.i aint much of a gamer.

    I prefer this over the 1060 as i didn’t need to change psu and for medium to high on 1080p its perfect.

  • Brendan Kurtz

    Seems like most people here don’t know that to get the best tuning on the 1050TI OC you have to use EVGA’s program specifically, it includes things like Voltage tuning and allows a Vast array more control than Afterburner because they specifically designed the card not to be affected by Any non-evga program. “EVGA precision-X”: is the program

  • Nusret Memmedxanli

    I have Asus ROG strix OC edition gtx 1050 ti and PSU Evga 500 watt 80 plus bronze. Which settings should be best for me? Thanks.

  • Json Octavio

    Hi i just want to ask why i only have GPU CLOCK: 1492 MHz BOOST: 1605 MHz on the same card that you have and you have GPU CLOCK: 1504 MHz BOOST: 1618. Does my i5 6400 processor and 8gb 2133 hertz ram matter?. i hope you reply.


    • Sodium Hydroxide

      I’m facing the same problem, my card used to hit 1911 on my old motherboard, but i had to change it recently and now it only gets to hit 1864mhz

      • Ken

        1864mhz out of a $140 card, I’d call that a win !

  • Juliano Santos

    I think the ideal in it is 10% since it does not have energy exatra aliementação I use the way without day to day >> https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details/e4wrq

  • Daniel

    Also I just realised I hit 1911 MHz, but it is not consistent, how can I keep it so at least most of the time it is running at 1911MHz?

  • Daniel

    I can crank my core clock up to +200 but the MHz displayed on MSI Afterburner does not change

  • Daniel

    My core clock is the exact same as yours, but I can’t hit 1911Mhz
    Also, it says my GPU Clock is 1471Mhz on GPU Z
    I have the ASUS Auto extreme 4GB version of the GTX 1050Ti
    Someone help me please

  • Oscar Velazquez

    I just got the Gigabyte 1050ti 4gb LOW profile, it feels so weird that it beats my old 960 2gb, even with less cuda cores, i was only able to increase 50mhz and be stable on ALL games/benchmarks
    All of these paired with a i5 or r5 can game high quality 1080 no problem!

  • afulkem

    hello guys
    my best
    core voltage +25
    power limit 100
    core clock +125
    memory clock + 500
    fan speed auto

    and i made a lot of benchmark and stress test.. max temp is 70 C

    • Julius Andrew Morabe

      Thanks bud, copied your settings. Stable 1911mhz at 60C 🙂

      • iMagic

        my best: +100 core voltage, +100 power limit, +175 core clock, +902 memory clock, fan auto, Max Temp: 70 C. I have the Windforce edition 2 fans.

        • Jônas Guerra

          your card is a Gigabyte windforce 1050ti 4GB OC too?
          You’re adding core voltage, is it safe?

  • Kabir Kwatra

    I don’ know what i have done, I am able to reach +2270 memory clock using GPUTWEAK

  • Greg Gallacci

    Oh, you wanted the over-clock edition!
    PNY GTX 1050 Ti OC XLR8.
    There’s something you don’t see everyday, an external power connection!
    Afterburner 4.3.0 sees this GPU, it shows core voltage boost controls, GPU power limits, GPU temperature limits.
    Hit CTRL + F, and the voltage/frequency editor pops up.
    Want 1.111 volts at 2037 MHz? adjust the curve.
    2037 core, 4108 mem.
    And all under 110F at around 78 watts.

  • Leaf-Ar

    Please advice, I have no problem, rather the contrary. GTX 1050 I’m not overclocked. never. I have only MSI After Burner, no any other application. When playing, watching fps, monitoring, afterburner is set by default. but the core clock is 1721MHz memory clock and 3504 …… what does it mean? I’ve won the silicon lottery, and I have mutated GPU ?
    everything is fine and stable, I do not understand it

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      • Paulo Ferreira

        As I said above I have exactly the same problem,the core remains to high even after play the game,I must restart the computer if I want use the computer quietly,do you solve your problem?

        • Juliano Santos

          Here solve a later removal of the tire changers completely, after a moment of new and never happened again , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap8ZsoqQUdI I hope I have helped

        • Paulo Ferreira

          Teve a ver com um bitcoin miner, já limpei.

        • Paulo Ferreira

          Teve a ver com um bitcoin miner, já limpei.

    • Paulo Ferreira

      I have a Assus and after play a game the core remains high to,I don’t wait to see how much time,and as I use to turn of my computer after play I didn’t notice it before.You solved you case?

    • Ken

      Mine is the same stock it runs @ 1700+ over clocks to 1911 easily.

  • Plamen Dobrev

    May I ask what happened with the driver update for the 1050ti?

  • Renars Uzulniks

    Hey, i have an Asus Phoenix 4gb GTX 1050 ti, and i would like to know, can i owerclock it the right the same like you did? I am asking it because you are using an MSI videocard, and i am using an Asus videocard. https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/PH-GTX1050TI-4G/

  • Classic Memes

    When I overclock GPUs I use 3DMark for stress tests, but my gpu (msi gtx 1050 ti 4g oc) crashes at +135 MHz. Is there a way I can fix it? Because I really want those extra MHz

    • eg3e

      mine is chrashes at 135 too because its running at 1911mhz stable at +122 with afterburner i can see the core clock of my gpu on my keybords screen (my keyboard is g510)

  • Donoven Ryder

    run dual 1080’s like me and when the 1080 titan comes out get 2 of those…I plan to.

    • Snwww

      Thats a insane setup!

    • Ken

      If i had 2 g’s, no not even then my oc’ed 1050ti is just fine @ $150 out the door.

  • Eric Scaldeferri

    I tried OCing my 1050 ti yesterday and gave up after seeing it hit power limit even at stock settings. Should I not have cared so much about that?

    • Nathan Kirsch

      It should not be a concern as NVIDIA has capped the power draw at like 74.8 Watts or something like that in the software. It’s designed to run that much power, so maxing it is fine. The temps on the three 1050 Ti’s that I have run so far barely hit 60C when the max temp is 97C. Hopefully NVIDIA releases a driver fix for the MHz cap (bug) on these cards. How are you liking the 1050 Ti and what did you replace?

      • Eric Scaldeferri

        So it’s fine to OC it and have it constantly be hitting power limit as long as it’s stable? Yeah it never got over 60C I just stopped working on it until I could get more info when even a +25 had it constantly hitting the power limit. I’m liking it so far, the only thing I’m still working to get 1080 60fps on is the division, that was really the only reason I was OCing it (well and also just to learn about it). It’s replacing my 12 y/o computer that was a core 2 duo with like an AMD 4500HD or something. So huge improvement, it’s really just a stop gap for me though as I wanted a new computer and am just going to use this until I get the extra money for a 1080 and a 1440 ultrawide monitor.

    • Drew Jones

      Your computer is 7 years old? Mine is 9, and I want to update as it’s a hand-me-down, it has a sapphire Radeon had 4650 and has 2.0 pcie, I want to upgrade but I’m worried about bottle necking with a new graphics card, and I may need a new power supply Depending on what card I get, what are you doing to your computer to upgrade it?

      • Raphaël Le Coustre

        I had, while upgrading, a problem with my GTX 1050: it wasn’t recognised by my actual mobo, a stock one (HP Elite 7300). Need to change that, and my CPU aswell (had a i5 Sandy Bridge). Look up for some 450-500W PSU too, while upgrading.

  • i never seen so many used video cards on craig’s list in Vancouver, as of this week. every one wants to dump their 68xx 79xx for 100 or less, looking to pick up a 960 for 80 bucks, ” i hope “

    • Nathan Kirsch

      $80 for a GeForce GTX 960 4GB would be a steal! I took a look online and it looks like most are still in the $150-$160 range with 2GB models hitting $115.