GTX 1050 for CS GO Review: Is it Good? Is it Bad?

In this GTX 1050 for CS GO review, we look at the lower end graphics card’s performance at one of the best fps game. If you intend to game with a low budget or to build a gaming rig for as little cash as possible, the GTX 1050 is your best bet.

It is the cheapest Pascal based graphics card and is capable of most eSports games and some modern titles in Full HD. This includes Overwatch, Fortnite and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or CS GO. Read on about how the GPU performs in this game.

GeForce GTX 1050

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 is an entry-level gaming graphics card by Nvidia. It was released in October 2016. The GPU is the cheapest in the Pascal architecture-based GTX 10 series; it is, therefore, best suited for ultra-budget PC builds or as an upgrade from much older GPUs. The GTX can also be found in laptops, thanks to its low power consumption.

The 1050 is manufactured in 14 nm production process at Samsung using the GP107 chip, same as the 1050 Ti. With just 640 shaders, the GTX 1050 is the most stripped down GPU in the GTX 10 series.

This is however made up for by high clock speeds of 1354 MHz base and 1455 MHz boost clock. The model used in this GTX 1050 for CS GO review is equipped with 2 GB GDDR5 type memory, clocked at 7008 MHz and connected via a 128-bit bus interface.

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CS: GO graphics

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO) is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series. It is a first-person shooter game developed for Windows, Linux, Xbox, and PlayStation by Valve. Despite its age, the game is still very popular.

Since its debut in 2012, the game still holds its own against modern titles. This is partly because of its low system requirements, active community and established core gameplay. The game became free to play in December 2018, a move expected to open the game up to a wider audience than before.

The game is in no way graphically taxing. It has low hardware requirements, a factor that has contributed to its massive popularity. It is a more CPU dependant game, therefore the GTX 1050 should do more than just fine if paired correctly.

CS: GO Minimum requirements

The game requires Windows Vista/7/ XP and above operating system, AMD Phenom X3 8750 or Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB RAM memory, DirectX 9 compatible GPU with 256 MB and Pixel Shader 3.0 support. The game requires a 15 GB available storage space.

GTX 1050 CS: GO Benchmarks

The GTX 1050 specs are well above the game requirements, therefore, the GPU should be able to run the game at high fps in Full HD. In the benchmarks by Trusted Reviews, the GTX 1050 stretched to 256 fps at high settings in full HD. Which is 19% more than the cheaper Radeon RX 460. In the Notebookcheck benchmark, the GPU averaged at 250 fps at 1080p, ultra-settings.


Valve has perfectly optimized the technical framework. CS GO is a popular and exciting game that scores points with its low requirements. Moreover, the GTX 1050 is well above the required system specifications and will provide great CS GO game play at decent frame rates. That is all for our GTX 1050 for CS GO review, if you have any question, let us know in the comments.