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 PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 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 PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 Overclocked Gaming edition. The fourth column shows the reference GTX 750 Ti results. The fifth and sixth column show the performance of the last generation ASUS Strix GTX 950 OC and GTX 960 OC results, and the seventh and eight columns compare the PowerColor-clocked RX 470 with the reference clocked EVGA GTX 1060 3GB.
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As you can see, the stock-clocked $149 PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB blows away the $149 factory clocked XFX RX 460. It isn’t even close except in Deus Ex Mankind Divided and perhaps in Hitman. We also see that the $159 PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 OC Gaming edition is generally more than 10% faster than the standard PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, and the performance gap widens into a chasm over the XFX RX 460.
The older generation GTX 950 card, although factory overclocked by ASUS, are easily bested by the standard GTX 1050 Ti as is the GTX 960 OC bested by the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8. We see the GTX 750 Ti – a very popular low power card – 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 Red Devil RX 470 are in a higher class entirely as they are priced in the $185-$200 range.
Let’s head for our conclusion.