PNY - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card - Black

Experience seamless gaming visuals with this PNY GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. It keeps up with the performance requirements of the latest demanding game titles thanks to its NVIDIA Pascal architecture and Game Ready technologies. This PNY GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card has 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, and it supports DirectX 12 for high-performance yet power-efficient operation.

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Overview

What's Included


  • PNY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (193 out of 198)

Features


Powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics processing unit (GPU)

With a 1354MHz clock speed and 1455MHz boost clock speed to help meet the needs of demanding games.

2GB GDDR5 (128-bit) on-board memory

Plus 640 CUDA processing cores and up to 112GB/sec. of memory bandwidth provide the memory needed to create striking visual realism.

PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface

Offers compatibility with a range of systems.

NVIDIA G-SYNC technology

Scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth, giving you a stunning visual experience and a serious competitive edge.

NVIDIA CUDA technology

Harnesses the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) to optimize computing performance.

NVIDIA Ansel

Revolutionary new 360-degree image capture.

NVIDIA GameStream Technology

Stream extreme GeForce GTX PC gaming experiences to portable device like NVIDIA SHIELD with super-smooth, low-latency performance.

DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5 and Vulkan support

Enhances gameplay by delivering ultrarealistic images, detail and texture and improved lighting effects that create lifelike interactivity.

DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs

Enable flexible connectivity.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 198 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good upgrade from older GTX 5xx card

    Posted
    btb2k
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was skeptical in purchasing this card and honestly didn't think it'd meet what I was looking for but it did! It's been a while since I played Diablo 3 on my i7 Desktop (which formerly had a GTX 560 card in it) with Windows 10 but recently decided to start playing some of those games again. Suffice to say Blizzard has been busy updating and since all the updates to both D3 and Starcraft II it didn't run very well (let's just say not at all LOL) so, I had to find a replacement without upgrading my whole computer. Installation: It was super easy to install in a matter of minutes, I simply removed the old card and put this one in. Didn't need to mess with the power supply at all as it is more than large enough (600 W) and in fact, this card didn't need the 6 pin power connections that my old card did! The verdict: For the Blizzard games, the performance overall is a HUGE improvement over the old card - literally night/day difference!! I was hoping for that without spending a ton! For Diablo 3, I was able to crank everything to High and it ran smooth again. The same for Starcraft 2, where I was able to put it to Ultra without any issues - pretty awesome for this card as honestly I didn't think it'd be able to run as smooth as it does. So, I'd imagine most newer games will run just fine for anyone who is looking for a good entry level card. For a quick budget-friendly upgrade, this worked great for me and is everything I needed to hold off to upgrade to a completely new PC once I decide to get into VR after it standardizes more. Which brings me to my last note .. It is important to note this card does NOT appear to support VR according to the GeForce Experience Software (which was not a need for me), but it's worth knowing if that's what you are looking for. Outside of that I'd highly recommend this card to get you by if you're looking to upgrade an older card like I had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Budget GPU

    Posted
    Chandler
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought this GPU for my system as an upgrade from a r7 250 1gb ddr5. The 2 gb ddr5 this GPU has makes a phenomenal difference. My PC runs on an i3 6100, basic mobo, 8gb ddr4, 1080p 60 hz monitor. and now this brand new GTX 1050. I was a little worried that the 2gb version of this card wouldn't be worth the money but it is. I have played Planetside 2 a lot with this card. Used to play on Low Settings and got ~30 fps. Now I can easily play on Ultra and get 60 fps when doing non-graphic heavy stuff but in the middle of a firefight with lots of other players (as it happens to be in Planetside) it drops to ~25 or so. But you can lower your settings to gain a more consistent frame rate. I also played COD IW Zombies at the recommended settings (which look great imo) at 60 fps. Assassins creed black flag can be handled well also. At Ultra settings, the card does struggle. But this card isn't for ultra. At medium to high settings, even on the seas, I easily got a consistent 60 fps. To recap, this is for casual pc gamers who like their games to look nice at 1080p, don't need 4k resolution at 100fps (read overkill graphics), and don't wan't to spend lots of cash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job it needs to do

    Posted
    Airdog06757
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this video card to correct one the many faults of Windows 10. An update rendered the on-board graphics processor unable to drive the monitor at 1920X1080. I needed something inexpensive, reasonably modern, and available that day. Enter the GeForce GTX 1050. It's a reasonably plucky little card, smooths playback of some videos, once again allows for full display on the monitor, and installation is a snap. I'm used to working on my own builds, so upgrading a factory box was actually kind of a pleasure. This card is a good buy for anyone trying to future proof themselves for a few years, but it certainly isn't for an enthusiast game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underrated card

    Posted
    Lamini
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have a few desktops and one of the videocards went south. To my surprise as I was checking Craigslist and local shops, there was a shortage on videocards. I quickly learned there was a shortage on videocards (and that my 1080s doubled in price)! I'll hang on to them, maybe. This replaced a 660TI that just stopped working. I can already tell its faster. I couldnt wait for a shipment so in 1hr I had the card in my hands. Simple plug and play, didnt even need the additional ATX connectors. Mine came with 3 video outs, DVI, HDMI and Display Port. Popped in RPGs from ~5-10yrs ago and theyre all stutter free.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PNY GTX 1050

    Posted
    LandscapeShooter
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm not a gamer. I use my desktop for photo editing. With some of the latest RAW converters taxing my older video card, I thought I would try this card to see if improvement could be made. Definitely yes! I now get immediate response when adjusting the various photo editing sliders in my two main programs. HDR rendition and PANO stitching are much quicker. This is an excellent video card for the price, and met my needs perfectly. For the truly hard core gamers out there the next version up may be required.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with the video card

    Posted
    Luvnlife
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was in need of an add-on GPU as my old Dell computer has built-in graphics. I like to use Adobe products but everything was slow. Adobe likes to use GPU's, not the ones built into your CPU. While I would like to have an Nvidia 1070, 1080, or 1080ti, my case just doesn't have the room such a large card. Plus, I would have had to upgraded my power supply to something bigger. The 1050 is a short card and doesn't require any addition power connections. I get very smooth 1080p videos and the colors are very sharp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small but powerful!

    Posted
    HappyCereal
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    While running a 50-60 dollar graphics card, I was able to run street fighter 4 at low settings. The game was playable, but had a bit of delay and lag. So I decided to upgrade to the 1050, and the difference allowed me to run the game on highest settings. No stutter, lag, or delay. If you only want to watch movies, play old games and use Photoshop, you can definitively get away with a $50 graphics card easily. But if you plan on editing 3D models and playing games that are also on playstation 4, go with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome card, just not for my PC.

    Posted
    Alex
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My HP Envy 750-624 was doing fine with a 1030 card. Decided to bump it up to the 1050 and the PC started getting flaky. Confirmed it was not a PSU issue. I ended up returning and going back to the 1030 card, also purchased at Best Buy. I am not a gamer, just wanted a graphics card to drive my Sony TV used as a monitor at full 4K UHD.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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