Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Mid-Range Laptop Video Card

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 is a mid-range video card for laptops. Although it’s the slowest part in the current GeForce GTX 10 laptop GPU series, the GTX 1050 delivers quite decent gaming performance while being cost effective. It is used in budget-class gaming notebooks, oftentimes priced below $1,000. With the GTX 1050 you certainly won’t be able to have completely smooth gameplay in all the latest AAA titles with maxed-out graphics detail settings and high resolutions. But, many of the older popular titles, games that don’t tax the GPU too much, and more demanding games on medium settings, should run fluidly.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Benchmark

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 for Laptops Benchmark

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Laptop Gameplays

For some real-world gameplay examples on GTX 1050-equipped laptops, take a look at the video playlist below.


If you want more graphics muscle without entering overly expensive gaming laptop territory, you can check out the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti version or the GTX 1060, which is a class above the 1050 series.

Specifications of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

Here's the specs sheet of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050:

GPU Name

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

GPU Type

Dedicated video card

Number or Cores (Shaders)


Core Clock Speed

Default 1,354 MHz, Boost 1,493 MHz

Memory Bus Width


Video Memory Size


Memory Type


Video Memory Speed

7,000 MHz

Production Technology



Written by Dan Z on July 19, 2017

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

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2.00 out of 5
(1 user review) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

  1. Rated 2 out of 5

    Drew Carstairs

    GTX 1050 is barely faster than the 2014-vintage GeForce 840M. Junk. Expect 15 – 30 fps in almost every title you attempt, at 1920×1080. Even the intel 630 IGP is faster. The 1050 is really just another one of those nVidia “placeholder” cards for their mysterious market segmentation.

    • Jonathan

      Lol. My 1050 laptop maxes out every game at 720p and runs high settings fine at 1080p with at least 60fps. Many laptops have a feature which limits the core frequency of the gpu to 1/10 of the original when on battery life. GTX 1050’s are not as slow as you make them out to be and I think you have a unique issue

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