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Review: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X

by Chris Elt on 28 October 2016, 15:30


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Test Methodology

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X

GPU Comparisons

Power Config
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC Gaming 1,152 1,607 1,835 3,072 8,008 192 6 375.57
MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 768 1,354 1,468 4,096 7,008 128 6 375.57
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming 768 1,354 1,468 4,096 7,008 128 - 375.57
Asus GeForce GTX 950 768 1,026 1,190 2,048 6,612 128 - 375.57
Sapphire Radeon RX 470 Nitro+ 2,048 - 1,260 4,096 7,000 256 8 16.10.2
Sapphire Radeon RX 460 Nitro 896 - 1,250 4,096 7,000 128 6 16.10.2

HEXUS Graphics Test Bench

Hardware Components Product Page
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K (overclocked to 4.4GHz)
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard Asus Z170 Pro
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-2400
Power Supply be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W
Primary Storage 256GB Samsung 950 Pro
Secondary Storage 512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300
Chassis Fractal Design Define R5 Windowed
Monitor Philips Brilliance 4K Ultra HD LED (288P6LJEB/00)
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)

Benchmark Suite

Synthetic Benchmarks
3DMark Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Time Spy and Time Spy Stress Test
Gaming Benchmarks and Settings
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX12, 2xMSAA, Medium/High Quality
Doom Vulkan, TSSAA (8TX), High/Ultra Quality
Gears of War 4 DX12, TAA, High/Ultra Quality
Hitman DX12, SMAA, Medium/High Quality
Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12, FXAA, High/Very High Quality
Total War: Warhammer DX12, FXAA, High/Ultra Quality
General Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw both when idle and while playing Gears of War 4.
Temperature To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record GPU core temperature both when idle and while playing Gears of War 4.
Noise A PCE-318 meter is used to record noise levels when idle and while playing Gears of War 4.
Overclocking Maintaining out-the-box voltage, we increase the card's power target and aim for an optimal balance of core and memory overclock.


To minimise the impact of any CPU bottlenecks, our test platform is configured with a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700K processor overclocked to 4.4GHz across all cores and 32GB of Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 memory set to run at 2,400MHz using the built-in XMP profile.

Five relevant cards have been tested from the ground-up on the latest drivers with a refreshed suite of games at a FHD (1,920x1,080) resolution and with varying degrees of image quality. Where applicable, any vendor-specific enhancements such as PhysX and TressFX are disabled to help even the playing field. In-game benchmark results are recorded as average frames per second and minimum fps is included where available.