Performance summary charts
All of our testing is at 1920×1080 resolution for which these cards were designed. To be consistent across all of our benching, we use maximum settings. All results except for Firestrike and Timespy are expressed in average fps (in Bold) and also generally in minimum fps (where they make sense, in italics below the averages).
The stock EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC performance results are in Column 1 and it’s main competitor the XFX RX 460 4GB OC version performance results are in the second column. The third column shows the performance of the reference PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, with the fourth column devoted to the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 Overclocked Gaming edition results. The fifth column shows the reference GTX 750 Ti results. The sixth and seventh columns show the performance of the last generation ASUS Strix GTX 950 OC and the ASUS Strix GTX 960 OC results, and the eighth and ninth columns compare the PowerColor-clocked RX 470 with the reference clocked EVGA GTX 1060 3GB.
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As you can see, the factory-clocked $149 EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC blows away the $139 factory clocked XFX RX 460. It isn’t even close except in Deus Ex Mankind Divided. We also see that the $159 PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 OC Gaming edition is faster than the EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC, and the performance gap widens over the XFX RX 460 which is also a factory overclocked card.
The older generation GTX 950 card, although factory overclocked by ASUS, are easily bested by even the reference GTX 1050 Ti as the GTX 960 OC is generally bested by the EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC and the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8. We see the GTX 750 Ti – a very popular low power card which is still priced at around $99 – is really showing its age and we think the new GTX 1050 Ti which is just as low power, will make a very good upgrade for gamers with small capacity PSUs.
The stock clocked EVGA GTX 1060 3GB and the PowerColor clocked Red Devil RX 470 are in a higher class entirely as they are priced in the $185-$200 range. However, if you can afford to spend the extra money and have a suitable power supply unit, you will get significantly greater performance than with either a GTX 1050 Ti or with a RX 460.
Let’s head for our conclusion.