GeForce GTX 1050 vs GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

In this comparison between GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB you will find out which graphics card performs better in today's games. Bear in mind that third-party versions may have more efficient cooling and higher clock speeds. This will increase cards' performance, though not by much. In addition to raw power you should also take into account the dimensions. Thicker models simply will not fit into a small mini-ITX case. The resolution of your monitor also affects the choice, since 4K gameplay requires a more powerful GPU. And don't overspend on the graphics card. Other parts of your build may also need to be upgraded, save some money for the CPU or power supply. For some people GeForce GTX 1050 will be the best choice, for others GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB will be their preference. Study the comparison tables below and make your choice.
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

Main Specs

  GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
Power consumption (TDP) 75 Watt 120 Watt
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors None 1x 6-pin
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount 4 GB 6.144 MB
Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Recommended system power (PSU) 300 Watt
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Game benchmarks

high / 1080p 35−40 50−55
ultra / 1080p 21−24 35−40
QHD / 1440p 16−18 27−30
4K / 2160p 10−11 16−18
low / 720p 60−65 80−85
medium / 1080p 40−45 60−65
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is 43% more, than GeForce GTX 1050.

Full Specs

  GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
Architecture Pascal Pascal
Code name N17P-G1 GP106
Type Desktop Desktop
Release date 25 October 2016 19 July 2016
Pipelines 640 1280
Core clock speed 1290 MHz 1506 MHz
Boost Clock 1392 MHz 1708 MHz
Transistor count 3,300 million 4,400 million
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 16 nm
Texture fill rate 58.20 136.7
Floating-point performance 1,862 gflops 4,375 gflops
Length 5.7" (14.5 cm) 250 mm
Memory bus width 128 Bit 192 Bit
Memory clock speed 7008 MHz 8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth 112 GB/s 192.2 GB/s
Shared memory - -
G-SYNC support + +
VR Ready + +
DirectX 12 (12_1) 12 (12_1)
Shader Model 6.4 6.4
OpenGL 4.5 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 1.2
Vulkan 1.2.131 1.2.131
CUDA + 6.1
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.3 kh/s
G-SYNC +
CUDA cores 640
Bus support PCIe 3.0
Height 4.38" (11.1 cm)
Multi monitor support +
HDCP 2.2
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 279 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred) 0.85 Gh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 143.76 Sol/s
Width 2-slot
GameStream +
GPU Boost 3.0
SLI -
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  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB has 60% more power consumption, than GeForce GTX 1050.
  • Both video cards are using PCIe 3.0 x16 interface connection to a motherboard.
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB has 2 GB more memory, than GeForce GTX 1050.
  • Both cards are used in Desktops.
  • GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB are build with Pascal architecture.
  • Core clock speed of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB is 216 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 1050.
  • GeForce GTX 1050 is manufactured by 14 nm process technology, and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB - by 16 nm process technology.
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB is 245 mm longer, than GeForce GTX 1050.
  • Memory clock speed of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB is 992 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 1050.