Budget Gaming Dilemma – GTX 1050Ti/1050 or GTX 960M/950? The Answer is Clear

WRITTEN BY 李文萱

Posted on October 26 2017



Despite Nvidia had launched the GTX 1050Ti & 1050 to market for a while.
As we knew, there’re still some laptops which adopt 960M/950M with an attractive price.
I believe that some people are distressed at how to make a better choice between these two generations.
I strongly recommend you to buy a laptop with GTX 1050Ti/1050 because it’s not only different on performance, but also has a big difference in architecture.

First of all, the GTX 1050 is a new mainstream GPU based on the Pascal architecture and equipped with 640 CUDA cores, the number of cores just same with the GTX960M/950M. But GTX 1050Ti is enhanced to 768 CUDA cores. By the way, GTX 960M and 950M are old architecture design which is an overclocked version of GTX860M/850M and higher temperature with much lower Core Clock than GTX1050Ti/1050. With 16nm process, the GTX 10 graphics of Core Clock Level boosted a lot, so the gaming performance is better. We can easily understand the difference of specification via the following table.

The Pascal architecture of GTX 10 series graphics Core got more advantage on latest DirectX 12 gaming experience enhancement, it’s up to 50% more than old Maxwell Core of GTX 960M/950M by all means. 3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for gaming PCs running Windows 10 and we can see the performance gap between these two generations.

Why not buy a good gaming laptop which is ready to play most of the games form year of 2017 to 2018 even 2019 when you decided to buy a new gaming notebook? The laptops adopted GTX 1050 Ti & 1050 with higher theoretical gaming performance are newer products, they will have better long-term support.
I suppose that you should have a clear thinking about your smart choice.
What are you waiting for? Go get it and enjoy the game!

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