NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 And GTX 1050 Ti Review: Low Power, Low Price Pascal

Steam VR Performance Test, Time Spy

The Steam VR Performance Test measures a system's performance using a 2-minute sequence from Valve’s Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. After running the test, it determines whether your system is capable of properly running VR content at 90Hz and whether or not the visual fidelity can be increased to the recommended level for a given application. Both a system’s CPU and GPU are factored into the score.

Steam VR Performance Test
DirecX11 VR Performance

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The GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are not designed for VR applications -- you really should opt for something more powerful if you own (or plan to own) one of the popular HMDs like the Rift or Vive. The Steam VR benchmark does list the cards as "VR Capable," however, their scores landed towards the bottom, sandwiching the GTX 950.

3DMark Time Spy
Direct X 12 Performance
3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up, to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the potential of close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12.

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3DMark Time Spy

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We saw more of the same in the DirectX 12 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. In this test, the new GeForce GTX 1050 Ti cards hung right alongside the GeForce GTX 960, while the GTX 1050 nudged past the Radeon RX 460.

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