Geforce 1050 overclock: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti @ HWBOT

Overclocking: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC Pushed To The Max

By Nathan Kirsch •

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Overclocking

When the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti came out earlier this week we didn’t have enough time to properly overclock it, but we were impressed by the performance that the stock card had for $140 price point. The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC graphics card ($139.99) showed that it could easily beat the XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB that also just happens to be priced at $139.99 shipped and it was usually performing close to the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Super SuperClocked 4GB that was priced at $239 just one year ago. It made us wonder just how much more could we improve performance if we manually overclocked it?

The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G base model comes clocked at 1290MHz base with a 1392MHz boost clock speed. The model that we are looking at today is the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC model that comes factory overclocked 1342MHz base with 1455MHz boost clocks. NVIDIA said that you’ll be able to “hit speeds in excess of 1,900MHz with ease” when overclocking the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, so we will be using the MSI Afterburner Utility to see just how far we can push the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

The first thing we noticed in MSI Afterburner 4.3.0 Beta 14 is that the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC graphics card unfortunately doesn’t have too many overclocking knobs to turn. For example, there is no core voltage adjustment on this series nor is there the ability to raise the power limit percentage past 100%. NVIDIA says you don’t need any extra voltage to get over 1900MHz on this card and with no external power connectors on the board the voltage controls might have been removed so the card doesn’t use more than 75W of power. The good news is you can manually adjust the core and memory clocks as well as the temperature limit and the fan speed.

We were able to increase our core clock up to +175 MHz and the memory clock to +750 MHz without making any other changes. This increased our base clock from 1342 MHz up to 1517 MHz and the boost clock from 1455 MHz up to 1630 MHz. The memory clock went from 1752 MHz (7008 MHz effective) up to 2127 MHz to 8,508 MHz or so we thought.

After running some benchmarks and looking at the logs we found that our cards 4GB GDDR5 memory was actually locked at 8008 MHz and that we were unable to get over get over 1911MHz on the core. We asked NVIDIA about overclocking limitations on the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and were told that they were looking into it. When we asked MSI USA about the overclocking wall that we were hitting they said that there was most likely a limit placed on the card and followed that up by saying most “All NVIDIA cards are usually locked.” Maybe lower-end cards are limited, but we disagree with the statement that most NVIDIA graphics cards are locked.

We took a look at our GPU-Z logs that we keep during benchmarking runs and charted a couple of them for you to see. The only time we were hitting over 1900 MHz was while we were in the game menu or loading the maps when when the GPU load wasn’t 100%. The average clock speed in Deus Ex: Mankind divided was 1846 MHz and in Battlefield 4 it was 1837 MHz, both of which are very respectable seeing how the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has a suggested 1290 MHz base clock on paper. In Battlefield 4 we noticed the clock speed was pegged at just 99% until the very end where it hit 100% load for the first time. GPU-Z showed that the card was power limited while gaming, so the clock speeds vary due to this and are not very consistent.

This made us wonder what clock speed consistency looked like on the stock MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC, so we took a look and found that the clock speeds still varied and weren’t consistent. In the run of BF4 above we averaged 1724 MHz and it eventually flat lined at 1721 MHz at the end of the run. So, our 175 MHz overclock on the core clock helped our average core clock in BF4 go from 1724 MHz to 1837 MHz, which is an increase of 113 MHz.

Now that we have the basics out of the way we can take a look at the test system and get to the benchmarks!

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The EVGA GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked Review — Overclocking


Overclocking the EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming Edition

We did not run the overclocked benchmarks of the EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming edition yet.  We will follow up this weekend with an overclocking evaluation versus the overclocked XFX RX 460 and against the PNY GTX 1050 Tis.  Overclocking the Pascal GTX 1050 Tis are not as quite easy as overclocking Maxwell architecture-based cards.  We have overclocked the Founders Edition of the GTX 1060 using PrecisionX OC and you can read about methods and our results here as they are very similar to overclocking all Pascal cards.

We learned that experienced overclockers won’t want to bother with the PrecisionX OC scanner at all – except perhaps to rough in a quick overclock as a starting point.  The main thing to remember if you want as high an overclock as possible is to turn the voltage up to maximum, set the fan profile to “aggressive” or to 100%, and go from there.

You also need to remember that Pascal overclocking is highly temperature dependent.  Keep your GPU cool and you will max out your overclock.  Adding voltage is secondary – it only moves the limit up a bit – as the GPU’s BIOS controls it automatically, and it is best used to stabilize a marginal overclock.  In this particular case the EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming edition does not run hot and even our maximum preliminary overclock of adding +175MHz to the core and +400MHz to the memory did not raise the GPU temperature above 66C!

These are the clocks that we get just above idle with everything set completely to stock with the Power/Temp Targets set to maximum.  We originally had some issues with the Temperature Target not keeping its settings after PrecisionX OC was closed.  To work around this issue, simply unlink the Power from the Temperature Target.

The EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC’s base clock is 1354MHz which is 64MHz above reference, and the Boost clock is 1468MHz or 76MHz above reference.  The minimum boost we actually saw is above 1632MHz and we were able to add an additional 175MHz to the core in our preliminary overclock!

Since the GDDR5 memory is not further overclocked by EVGA, we found that we also gained some impressive performance by overclocking the memory clocks +400MHz. Below are the results of looping Heaven 4.0 for an hour at completely stock settings in a warm room (79F).  The GPU clock boosts above 1632MHz.

After spending hours incrementally overclocking our EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming edition we settled on our maximum preliminary overclock.of 175MHz offset to the core clock.  The resulting Boost that we observed peaked at 1898MHz but dropped and fluctuated between 1835MHz and and 1873MHz when we added 175MHz to EVGA’s already overclocked core.   Please note that this is just a preliminary overclock and that we will continue to test it for stability and performance increases.  We found it strange that the temperature did not increase with the overclock and will test it further to make sure the overclock was applied properly by PrecisionX.

Since the GDDR5 memory is not further overclocked by EVGA, we found that we gained some impressive performance by overclocking the memory clocks +400MHz, to 3903MHz. These are the preliminary clocks that we set for our EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming edition and we shall follow up with its performance results versus the overclocked XFX RX 460 and versus our PNY GTX 1050 Tis in a follow-up evaluation.You can download PrecisionX directly from here where you can download it for free.

Lets see how the EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming edition compares with the XFX RX 460, and with other competing cards of Autumn, 2016.


How to overclock nvidia geforce gtx 1050 graphics card, overclocking

I am currently using an EVGA 1050 ti in my gaming rig and like you, I was curious about overclocking the CPU to bring out the maximum potential of this card.

I did some research and found the fastest and easiest way to overclock your card.

This should work with any Nvidia graphics card, so don’t worry if you have EVGA, Zotac, MSI, etc. This will work for all of them! nine0003

Step 1: How long can the graphics card last?

One of the most important things you need to do before any overclock is run a few tests to see how your card handles graphics. To start this process, you will need free benchmark software such as Heaven 4.0.

If you have a benchmark tool, you will need software that can tune your graphics card settings. To do this, I recommend downloading MSI Afterburner. This is a very easy to use and free program! nine0003

Once you have downloaded and installed Afterburner, open it and you will be able to see all the information about your GPU.

Open Heaven 4.0 in full screen mode, make sure you run it at the resolution you’re playing at and on the highest settings with 4x anti-aliasing (AA) to make sure your graphics card is running at its maximum. To run the test, just press F9.

Wait for the benchmark to complete. Then write down the minimum and average frame rates obtained during the test. Also pay attention to the maximum temperature and frequency of your GPU. nine0003

Step 2: Take Your Time

Before you start changing the graphics card clock speed, it’s a good idea to increase the memory clock speed first. Make sure the power limit in Afterburner is set to 100%.

For this to work best, you need to open MSI Afterburner and Heaven in windowed mode. This allows you to adjust the settings without doing anything.

To start overclocking your memory, you want to increase the memory values ​​in 5-10 MHz increments. This will ensure the safe operation of everything. If you try to increase the memory too much, you are more likely to burn your card. nine0003

Be sure to monitor the test program for any breaks or anomalies in the video. These deviations may be a sign that you have been overloading your memory too much. Remember that you need to move slowly and check the video for Heaven every 10 MHz.

As soon as you start noticing signs of a memory failure, lower the memory frequency in MHz slightly until the deficiencies disappear. Make a note of what clock speed the memory will run at and reduce it to the default value before running GPU OC. nine0003

Step 3: It’s finally time to overclock your GPU!

You are going to follow the same steps as before, but now you are changing the core clock in 10 MHz increments. Once again, find where you start seeing videos in Heaven with signs of deviance. Don’t worry if something goes wrong! All this means that you have gone too far. Return the base clock until the problems are gone, then remember this number. Set it back to default and you are now ready to combine both memory and GPU overclocking. nine0003

Step 4: Combine both OC values ​​

By now you should be a pro at overclocking your hardware. This step is the most important of all. This is very similar to what you have done before. First you need to set the memory and core frequency to the previously found values. Fire up Heaven, if everything fails, drop the memory and GPU by 10 MHz each time until you find everything is running smoothly!

Step 5: play / stress test

This is the last step! Once everything works fine during the test, leave Heaven on for about 15 minutes to see if your system can handle the load.

Make sure you also test your new settings on your favorite games to make sure they also run smoothly, if you encounter any issues again just change the settings a little lower.

Now you know how to overclock your GTX 1050 ti or other graphics card! I hope this guide has helped you achieve higher frames per second in games. Be sure to check out our other instructions and reviews! If you have any questions, please leave a comment at the bottom of our contact page. nine0003

Ryzen 5 1600 AF with GeForce GT 1030 or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti? GECID.

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Like last time, this material is published with the support of the store. In it you will find a large selection of accessories, interesting promotions and two PC configurators — manual and automatic. The second one operates on the basis of neural network algorithms — go in and check for yourself how well it works.

A few words about the structure of the material. To begin with, let’s assemble an assembly based on the same Athlon 3000G as last time, but now we will pair it with not the most affordable components, but a little more expensive — with an eye on overclocking and upgrading. Then we will overclock the processor and graphics parts, and evaluate the performance bonus. nine0003

After that, let’s add a GTX 1050 Ti graphics card to the system and see how much the test results improve.

The final stage is an alternative upgrade option using a bundle of Ryzen 5 1600AF and GT 1030, which is even cheaper than one GTX 1050 Ti.

That’s it, let’s start. The original config was based on the Multipack version of the AMD Athlon 3000G processor. At the time of adding to the cart, it was cheaper than the Tray option. This is an unlocked 2-core 4-thread chip with a Radeon Vega 3 video core. It has 192 stream processors with an operating frequency of 1100 MHz.

However, we will not use the bundled cooler — it is not very suitable for overclocking. It is better to take something more efficient and promising for future upgrades, for example, the popular inexpensive Deepcool GAMMAXX 300 tower. It is designed for 125-watt AMD chips and 130-watt Intel chips. The design has three heat pipes, an aluminum radiator and a quiet 120mm turntable with hydrodynamic bearings.

If last time they took the cheapest motherboard based on the A320 chipset, now for overclocking and upgrading they have looked at a more expensive option on the B450 — GIGABYTE B450M S2H V2. In terms of money, the overpayment is small, but the VRM is partially covered with radiators (unlike the cheapest motherboards on the B450), there is a slot for an M.2 SSD and processor overclocking is supported. True, there are only 2 slots for RAM, but compromises in this segment are inevitable.

8 GB of RAM is already not enough — it is optimal to take two by 8 so that the video core works faster and not to buy more in the future. If you need to save money, take it cheaper, but we had to take a decision a little more expensive — DDR4-3200 Patriot Viper Steel so as not to play the lottery with overclocking. At the time of adding to the cart, there was also a more affordable option, but only one plank remained in stock, and we need two.

The drive did not change — the most affordable 240 GB Patriot Burst Elite SATA SSD fits perfectly into a budget system. It was created on 3D TLC NAND chips, has a good endurance of 160 TB for its volume and real read / write speeds in the region of 500 MB / s. nine0003

The most budgetary power supply is no longer suitable here — it will be scary to leave it for upgrading the system and overclocking components. From the category “up to 600 UAH” we move to the segment “up to 1200 UAH”. There we liked the model CHIEFTEC TASK with a power of 500 watts. It received one +12V channel with a load power of 456 W, a full list of protections, one 8-pin PCIe connector for a video card, and an 80 PLUS Bronze certification.

The case, like the SSD, was not changed. We did not find better and cheaper, but we did not want to increase the budget. Therefore, they left Aerocool PGS CS-102. Especially since it already has one pre-installed 80mm fan. If desired, another 120mm fan can be added to the left side panel to improve the temperature of the video card. nine0003


Cost in ₴

Equivalent to $

AMD Athlon 3000G Multipack







2 x 4GB DDR4-2400 AFOX AFLD44EK2P

1114 (2 x 557)


Patriot Burst Elite 240GB






Aerocool PGS CS-102 Black



Total cost



nine0002 Exchange rate at the time of adding to cart: $1 = ₴27. 22

Recall that last time the total cost of the PC was 7070 UAH, including assembly. Then it was equivalent to $260.



Cost in ₴

Equivalent to $

AMD Athlon 3000G Multipack




Deepcool GAMMAXX 300






2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 Patriot Viper Steel

2258 (2 x 1279)


Patriot Burst Elite 240GB






Aerocool PGS CS-102 Black



Total cost



Rate at the time of adding to cart: $1 = ₴26. 9

At the time of the assembly of the new configuration, prices have changed slightly, as well as the hryvnia exchange rate. As a result, the total cost of assembly was 9230 UAH or $343. The overpayment exceeded UAH 2,100 or $80, but the assembly turned out to be more stable and practical in terms of updating.

AOC U2790PQU was used as a monitor, and the gameplay is recorded by an external system with AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K , i.e. without loss of performance.

Now let’s immediately overclock the processor and video core in order to compare the performance of the previous system in nominal value and the updated one after overclocking. The CPU cores take a frequency of 4000 MHz, but they work unstably even when the voltage rises above 1.4 V. After a while, the system either hangs, or goes into a black screen, or a BSOD pops up. In the end, we settled on 3900 MHz at a voltage of 1. 35 V.

The video core was overclocked from 1100 to 1600 MHz at a voltage of 1.225 V. In this mode, the system passed the stress test and subsequent abuse without crashes.

First of all, let’s go through synthetics. 3DMark Fire Strike allows you to evaluate PC performance in the DirectX 11 API. Overclocking improves the result of the graphics subsystem by 37%, and the processor one by 48%.

3DMark Time Spy is used to test gaming PCs in the DirectX 12 API. And we get a similar picture in it: the overclocking bonus reaches 38% for the graphics and 51% for the processor part. nine0003

3DMark Wild Life left for Vulkan API validation. The benchmark evaluates only the graphics subsystem, so we see the expected bonus of 37%.

And where without a comprehensive test PCMark 10 . The Essentials score is strange, but in other tests, the gain from overclocking is 11-19%. Of course, this does not cover the overpayment of 32%, but the system is definitely faster and more pleasant in operation.

Let’s see what awaits us in games. For comparison, we selected several popular projects from different genres so that you can feel the difference. The settings have not been changed. nine0003

DOTA 2 in Full HD did not particularly notice the overclocking on the average, it even sank by a few FPS. But the statistics of rare and very rare events increased by 15-18%, which has a positive effect on the smoothness of the video sequence.

Fortnite responded to overclocking with great enthusiasm. The average speed has risen from 58 to 83 fps. Blunts never go away, so the statistics of very rare events are not particularly encouraging, but they slip less often. nine0003

In GTA V overkling added 5-7 FPS, equivalent to 11-21%. Now you can enjoy 60 fps in the city and a little more headroom for heavy scenes.