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MSI GTX 1050 OC 2G Graphic Card Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  3. Futuremark Benchmark
  4. OpenGL Benchmarks
  5. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  6. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  7. Hitman
  8. DOOM
  9. GPU Computation Benchmark
  10. Folding at Home and LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark
  11. GPU Cooling and Manual OC Impressions
  12. Conclusion
  13. Online Purchase Links

Test Setup

Hardware BBQ gets very minimum support from hardware manufacturers since we have a no-strings-attached policy and ended up blacklisting even tier 1 brands for improper misconduct. But thanks to a handful of companies who value the importance and benefits of providing components for the test bench, we do what we’re good at with the resources at hand. I would like to thank:

  • Gigabyte India for providing Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT Rev 1.0 motherboard
  • WD India for providing 4x WD Red 3TB NAS drives
  • Coolermaster India for providing Coolermaster GX450 RS-450-ACAA-D3 Power Supply
Test Setup for:ZOTAC GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
CPU+ CPU CoolerIntel i7 4790K + Noctua NH-U12S
MotherboardGigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT Motherboard
MemoryKingston 8GB 1600 MHz DDRIII
Primary OS driveSanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD + WD Red 3TB WD30EFRX
Power SupplyCorsair TX750
ChassisLian Li A70F Full Tower PC Case

Driver Version: 368.64

The fan speed is kept at auto for stock benchmark and on 100% when overclocked via WATTMAN and on Turbo presets when overclocked via Gigabyte Xtreme Engine. The

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Futuremark Benchmarks

  • 3DMark: Sky Diver, Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme and Fire Strike Presets
  • 3DMark 11: Xtreme Preset
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OpenGL Benchmarks: Cinebench 11.5 and Cinebench R15

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Game Benchmarks

  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor DX 11 with 3 presets
  • Ashes of the Singularity DX 11 and DX 12 with 3 presets each

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider DX 11 and DX 12 with 3 presets each
  • Hitman (2016) DX 11 and DX 12 with 3 presets each
  • DOOM OpenGL 4.5 with 3 presets each

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For measuring GPU computation, I’ve included Compubench benchmark workloads.

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