NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Linux Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 29 October 2016. Page 1 of 4. 25 Comments

Yesterday I published the first GeForce GTX 1050 Linux benchmarks with OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan coverage. With now having my hands on the EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING graphics card, here are the first Linux benchmarks of the GTX 1050 Ti graphics card that can be fetched for less than $150 USD.

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti makes use of 4GB of GDDR5 video memory and 768 CUDA cores over 640 on the GTX 1050 but the boost frequency comes in at 1392MHz rather than 1455MHz with the GTX 1050. The base clock is similarly lower at 1290MHz for the GTX 1050 Ti versus 1354MHz for the GTX 1050. With the EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING being benchmarked today, it offers a core clock of 1354MHz with a boost of 1468MHz. This EVGA graphics card model (04G-P4-6253-KR) ships for $149 USD.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING is a petite graphics card like the other GTX 1050 models and should fit nicely in a SFF PC / HTPC. Like the other GTX 1050 cards, no external PCI-E power source is required. The GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING has one dual-link DVI port, one HDMI 2.0b port, and one DisplayPort 1.4 connection.

For this first GTX 1050 Ti Linux benchmarking roundabout its performance was compared to the GeForce GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 760, GTX 950, GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 1050, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080. AMD test coverage with the cards I had available were the Radeon R9 285, R7 370, RX 460, RX 470, RX 480, and R9 Fury. The NVIDIA GPUs were tested with the new 375.10 Linux display driver while the Radeon cards were tested with the open-source driver stack of Linux 4.8.4 + Mesa 13.1-dev Git built against LLVM 3.0 SVN using the Padoka PPA.

Various OpenGL/OpenCL/Vulkan Linux-native games/benchmarks were run for this initial comparison. Due to having this card since Friday morning, more exhaustive tests will come next week. This will include the power consumption and performance-per-Watt figures of the GTX 1050 comparing back to the GTX 650 Kepler days. I'll also be putting some comparison AMD Polaris numbers when making use of the AMDGPU-PRO driver as an alternative to the open-source driver stack. There will also be performance-per-dollar benchmarks too for these new cards. All the Phoronix Test Suite benchmark results are on the pages ahead.



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