Performance Charts

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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chart-1fx chart-2 chart-3 chart-4 chart-5As 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.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Well I don’t know I’d recommend a 4Gb card in the low end entry segment, exactly why Nvidia brought no “dog to the hunt” as 1050 4Gb versions to this release. It seems like you had had to go out of your way to pick a fight with a RX 460 4Gb, when it’s the 1050 2Gb that’s where we’d like to see the pairing. Working a still pricey at the time of purchase RX 460 4Gb against a 1050Ti 4Gb was not some surprise! While I think it is worth mentioning that that XFX RX 460 4Gb has fluctuated from a low of $110 to $135-150 over the last couple of weeks.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/BjH48d/xfx-radeon-rx-460-4gb-double-dissipation-video-card-rx-460p4dfg5

    The real story here is the two OC Custom’s go head-to-head! A GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 Overclocked ($170), and the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB that has been as low as $180 (beginning of Oct) and one comes out bloodied. That’s the real battle and the proper “Title” here in how that GP107 get’s it doors blown off!

    Why AMD even thought they needed to lower the 470 for the 1050Ti seems ridiculous now, other than as I believed in the beginning the 470 was priced a little high, only because they had trouble filling the market and folks wanted it and at the time there wasn’t competition until the 1060 3Gb. Now AMD can make the 470 an excellent purchase against the 1050Ti in those over wrought custom trims, all while still keeping strong perf/$ in how it spares with the 1060 3Gb for 1080p.

    • BTR did not get a review sample of the GTX 1050 2GB card.

      At the time of posting the evaluation, the Red Devil RX 470 is $185 and the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card is $199. At $159, the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 is in a lower price range than either card. The GTX 1050 Ti’s competition at the time of posting is the XFX RX 460 at $149.

      The PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB comes without a PCIe connector, and as such makes it a $149 upgrade to the GTX 750 Ti making it ideally suited for HTPC, SFF, and low-power PSUs. This is something that the RX 470 and GTX 1060 3GB are not as well suited for.

      We received a $149 EVGA GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked edition after this evaluation was posted and we will have a standalone review of it tomorrow. Although it is overclocked, tt does not come with a PCIe connector which makes it suitable for low-power PCs where the RX 470/GTX 1060-3GB cannot go.

      We think it is good to have more choices available to PC gamer. There is a rather large performance gap between the RX 460 and the RX 470 where the new GTX 1050 Ti now resides. And the market will determine where the pricing eventually settles.

    • BTR did not get a review sample of the GTX 1050 2GB card.

      At the time of posting the evaluation, the Red Devil RX 470 is $185 and the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card is $199. At $159, the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 is in a lower price range than either card. The GTX 1050 Ti’s competition at the time of posting is the XFX RX 460 at $149.

      The PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB comes without a PCIe connector, and as such makes it a $149 upgrade to the GTX 750 Ti making it ideally suited for HTPC, SFF, and low-power PSUs. This is something that the RX 470 and GTX 1060 3GB are not as well suited for.

      We received a $149 EVGA GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked edition after the evaluation was posted and we will have a standalone evaluation of it tomorrow. It does not come with a PCIe connector which makes it suitable for low-power PCs where the RX 470/GTX 1060-3GB cannot go.

      We think it is good to have more choices available to PC gamer. There is a rather large performance gap between the RX 460 and the RX 470 where the new GTX 1050 Ti now resides. And the market will determine where the pricing eventually settles.

    • BTR did not get a review sample of the GTX 1050 2GB card.

      At the time of posting the evaluation, the Red Devil RX 470 is $185 and the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card is $199. At $159, the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 is in a lower price range than either card. The GTX 1050 Ti’s competition at the time of posting is the XFX RX 460 at $149.

      The PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB comes without a PCIe connector, and as such makes it a $149 upgrade to the GTX 750 Ti making it ideally suited for HTPC, SFF, and low-power PSUs. This is something that the RX 470 and GTX 1060 3GB are not as well suited for.

      We received a $149 EVGA GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked edition after the evaluation was posted and we will have a standalone evaluation of it tomorrow. It does not come with a PCIe connector which makes it suitable for low-power PCs where the RX 470/GTX 1060-3GB cannot go.

      We think it is good to have more choices available to PC gamer. There is a rather large performance gap between the RX 460 and the RX 470 where the new GTX 1050 Ti now resides. And the market will determine where the pricing eventually settles.

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