MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE is a better device.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE is the favourite in this review of 1050 Ti vs 980 because of the following; 3.8 TFLOPS higher floating-point, 57.2 GPixel/s higher pixel rate, 1MHz faster memory clock speed. 119.1 GTexels/s higher texture rate, 224.9GB/s more memory bandwidth, 4MHz higher effective memory clock, 2GB more RAM memory and 2048 more shading units.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE: GENERAL INFO

Thermal design power (TDP); MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 75W while GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has250W

Number of transistors; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 14nm while GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 28nm.

PCI express (PCIE) version; the two devices have 3.

Width; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is 177mm while GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE is 330mm

Height; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is 118mm whereas GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE is 140mm.

Bottom line: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is better as it has lower TDP amongst other features.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE: PERFORMANCE

The performance features of GT X 1050 Ti vs GT X 980 are as follows;

Pixel rate; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 41.3GPixel/s whereas GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 98.5Gpixel/s.

Texture rate; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 61.9GTexels/s while GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 191 GTexels/s.

GPU clock speed; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 1290MHz whereas GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 1026MHz.

Floating-point performance; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 1.98 TFLOPS while GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 5.78 TFLOPS.

Texture mapping units (TIMUS); MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 48 whereas GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 176.

Bottom line: GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE is better as it has better performance features.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE: MEMORY

In terms of memory, when we compare 980 Ti vs 1050 Ti we have the following comparisons;

Maximum memory bandwidth; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 112.1GB/s whereas GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 337GB/s.

Memory bus width; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 128bit while GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 384bit.

Effective memory speed; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 7008MHz whereas GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 7012MHz.

RAM; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 4GB while GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 6GB.

Version of GDDR memory; each of the devices has 5

Bottom line: GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE is better as it has better memory features.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE: PORTS

In terms of ports; we have the following comparison of 1050 Ti vs 980 Ti;

HDMI output; the two devices have HDMI outputs.

Displayport outputs; MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has 1 while GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE has 3.

DVI outputs; each of the two devices has 1.

Bottom line: GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE is better as it has more ports.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE: KEY FEATURES

OpenGL version; the two devices have 4.5.

DirectX version; the two devices have 12.

OpenCL version; each of the devices has 1.2.

Supports 4K multi-display technology; the two devices have this feature.

Supports 3D; the two devices can support 3D.

Bottom line: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE have the same key features.

Conclusion

By GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE superseding MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in almost all the features in this review of 1050 vs 980, it is clear that it is a better device.