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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 228 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good upgrade from older GTX 5xx card

    Posted
    btb2k
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    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

    Great for upgrade

    Posted
    Bane6969
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    If you are on a budget, For what the price of this graphics card is worth, I would say this is an excellent deal... Has no problem running games at are released within the past year of 2018. I really do not have to upgrade it until I feel like it... possibly 2020. I will still upgrade anyways cause why not. Remember, for the graphics card to do its job and be amazing. You must have the ram as well. If you think purchasing this graphics card will solve the lag or tearing your wrong. 16gb-32 gb of ram is ideal for a decent pc set up. depending on what you are playing. 64 is overkill but if you have the slots for it, why not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job it needs to do

    Posted
    Airdog06757
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    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

    outstanding valkue

    Posted
    Alex
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    simple set up outstanding graphics for a 1050 2gb pny card works really good for most graphical needs like simple gaming and simple photo video editing but again don't expect more then what you are paying for its affordable and good but nothing out of the special its a really decent card for under 200 dollars the only drawback mines was missing the software dvd media drivers so I had to download then manually from the nvidia website other wise this car its really good for general daily used so I do highly recommended for any one who is upgrading from integrated graphics or older video cards instead it all good do go in my opinion

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underrated card

    Posted
    Lamini
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    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
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    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
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Basic Advanced Card

    Posted
    Barbaracactus

    I have used PNY and NVidia in the past. This card was no disappointment. It only needs a 300w power supply which makes lots of systems compatible with it. It went into 4 year old Lenovo I5 with no problems, either electrical or mechanical - it fit like a glove. Download the latest drivers from NVidia before you install the card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome card, just not for my PC.

    Posted
    Alex
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great card works great

    Posted
    TechnoGeek101
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    Got a new monitor and the old graphics card was just not doing it wouldn't even fit the curved screen didn't even give the option to fit the screen either it was out of date and wouldn't even tempt to run games. Had to pick up a new one and so far it's doing its job. Play simulator games most of the time as well as others. Alright have a great night

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones

    Posted
    GPSuser
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    I had read most of the reviews for comperable headphones and had decided on a few that I wanted to check out. After test driving the models at BB I felt that the best sound quality for money was the Sony headset. After using them on an international overnight flight, I knew that I had made the right decision. Definitely money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent card

    Posted
    MECHNIC
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    Installed easy and the software was a breeze to install but seemed a bit scattered but it ran smooth and gives ample adjustments to dual monitors .. Both monitors are crisp & the colors are vibrant so this card works great for multiple setups with the display port , HDMI or the dvi outputs.. I do recommend this card!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Self Powered GPU

    Posted
    SKasai
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    Bought the PNY nVidia Geforce GTX 1050 card as I needed a GPU that didn't require an external Power connection for a cheap computer build. Was able to do World of Warcraft at moderate settings and keep the Frame rate a lot better than the PNY nVidia Quadro K600 card I was trying to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay

    Posted
    Richb
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    As one of the highest rated cards, too noisy for me, I like quiet, my old Radeon had a fan and totally quiet. You would think with advance technology and high pricing, all cards would be totally quiet. As far as performance it's ok, I only see a small improvement. I have not run any tests and I am not a gamer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little entry level gaming + mining card

    Posted
    Lechnervich
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    I built a 6 card GTX 1050 rig that has nearly paid itself off already and this card was purchased to fill in the final slot. Pulls it's own weight for such little power. Decently profitable card vs power consumed as of May 2018. Has been running 24/7 for 4 months with no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good cheap entry leve gaming card

    Posted
    tntplust
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    This card is perfect for e-sport type games. I mostly play Overwatch and it handles it great. Graphics at full. I have even used this to play Battlefield 1 but It couldnt handle at full graphics. The card is nice and small which is good as my computer didnt have a lot of room in the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for the buck

    Posted
    SDCamaroGuy
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    Working from home my PC is vital period at the worst time my video card died. I was able to walk in and grab this off the shelf for a relatively great price considering it was over the counter dropped it in and ran with no problems and does everything I needed to. Best bang for the buck for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice card at a great price

    Posted
    doug834
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    I upgraded to this card from an older, much slower one and I am very pleased with the boost in performance. My computer has benefited a great deal from this card's speed and overall performance, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for an upgrade without spending a lot to get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend