GTX 1050 (laptop) Specs
|Model||GTX 1050 (laptop) (Pascal)|
|Core||GP107, 640 cores @ 1.354GHZ - 1.493GHZ|
|VRAM||4GB GDDR5 @ 1.75GHZ (7GHZ eff.), 128-bit.|
|GFLOPS (w/Boost)||1911 (FP32)|
|Memory bandwidth||112 GB/s|
The Nvidia GTX 1050 4GB laptop version is a low-midrange gaming GPU, based on the Nvidia Pascal architecture and the GP107 core. The GTX 1050 4GB can be found in laptops for as low as $500-$600 (but rarely $500) with a typical price of around $600-$700. Cost effectiveness in terms of gaming performance for price is usually not as good as other offerings like the GTX 1060MQ/3GB laptop that can be found for around $200 more.
- GTX 960M
- GTX 965M
- GTX 1050 (laptop)
- GTX 1060 Max-Q
- GTX 1060 6GB (laptop)
As seen in the above chart, the GTX 1060MQ (link) is around twice as fast as the GTX 1050, so even for a very low price of $500, a laptop with a GTX 1050 won’t be aas nearly as cost effective as a GTX1060MQ equipped laptop for $700-$800 (only 40-60% increase in price). So, for those who wish to maximize the performance/price ratio, the 1050 is not the way to go probably, if you are willing to shell ~200$ more.
Compared to previous generation GTX 960M, the GTX 1050 4GB delivers around 20-80% higher gaming performance, depending on the game, with an average of around 40%-50%.
The Pascal based GPUs, are about to be replaced with next generation Nvidia GPUs, starting at the end of 2018. I would suggest waiting until then, unless it can be bought for a significantly low price.