Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs 1060 Comparison

This is our GTX 1050 Ti vs 1060 guide intended to help you choose the graphics card that will fulfil your gaming needs.

Both cards are lower end GPUs that were released in 2016. That means if you are on a tight budget. They will save you a ton of money while still delivering decent performance.  Both GPUs support technologies such as Nvidia Ansel and G-Sync. Read on to find out which is the best card for you.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a lower end gaming graphics card that was launched by Nvidia in 2016. It is based on the Pascal architecture and built on the GP107 chip using the 14 nm manufacturing process.

The GPU features 768 shader units and it runs at a core clock speed of 1290 MHz which can be clocked up to 1392 MHz. It has a maximum of 4 GB GDDR5 memory using a 128-bit interface. the memory is clocked at 7 GB/s and it has a memory bandwidth of 112 GB/s. the GPU supports DirectX 12.0 (12_1) and OpenGL 4.6 APIs.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

The Nvidia GTX 1060 is a mid-range gaming GPU for desktops that was released in July 2016. It is built on the Pascal architecture and built on the smaller GP106 chip. It is manufactured in the 16 nm FinFET processor. The card exists in two variants, the 6GB and the 3GB. The only differences are the amount of memory (6 GB vs 3 GB) and the number of shader cores (1280 vs 1152).

The GPU operates at a base core frequency of 1506 MHz which can be boosted up to 1708 MHz. It features a maximum of 6 GB GDDR5 RAM clocked at a speed of 8000 MHz using a 192-bit interface. It has a maximum memory bandwidth of 192 GB/s.

Benchmarks comparison

In our GTX 1050 Ti vs 1060 benchmarks comparison, we found out that the 1060 performs better than the 1050 Ti in both gaming and non-gaming benchmarks. The 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU non-gaming benchmark by TechnicalCity. Additionally, the 1060 scored 50% higher than the 1050 Ti.

In the 3DMark Fire Strike graphics Score it performed 64% better than the 1050 Ti. It is 68% better in the 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics and 51.4% better in the PassMark benchmark. Moreover, It also had 53% more Mh/s in the bitcoin mining tests with 499 Mh/s against the Ti’s 326 Mh/s.

In the gaming benchmarks, the 1060 averaged at 160 fps in CS GO at maximum settings at 1080p while the 1050 Ti averaged at 120 fps.

The game PUBG, the 1060 averages at 68 fps while the Ti provided 44 fps. In GTA V at 1080p at maximum settings, the 1060 provided 61 fps while the 1050 Ti provided 43 fps. Furthermore, in Overwatch, the 1060 performed 35% better with 101 fps against 75 fps.

Verdict

Both GPUs are powerful enough for entry-level gaming. However, the GTX 1060 comes up on top as the more powerful card, it has more memory and has VR support.

The 1050 Ti is rated at only 75 W TDP and does not require an extra power cable from the PSU as it can operate with the power from the motherboard. Hope you found our GTX 1050 Ti vs 1060 guide helpful, let us know in the comments if you have any questions.