Both cards use 4 GB of VRAM, although, there is an RX 470 that uses an 8 GB of VRAM, we won’t be talking about that here. A VRAM with 4 GB was great for 1080p gaming, and this was around mid-2018, while the higher-tier games are expected to be using 6 GB to 8 GB.
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Today, you might find that 2 GB of VRAM is not sufficient, and even though it is okay to use 3 GB of VRAM, the newer games that come with higher-resolution textures will have some struggles in the coming year.
The GTX 1050 Ti is priced at $140 (retail price), while the Rx 470 is priced at $170. In some analysis report by TechPowerUp, there is evidence that RX 470 is 20 – 25 percent faster on average than the GTX 1050 Ti. More so, seeing as AMD continually improves the performance of their drivers, the RX 470 is probably way ahead of the 1050, and this is due to the ReLive Update.
This makes us to conclude that the GTX 1050 is only worth getting if it is priced below $150. If you are looking at the $160 price range, then the RX 470 would be a much better option because it is faster. Your having to spend an extra $10 – $20 on the cards gives you a great performance boost in the price range, and the benefits of the performance will be notice 10 frames per second on average.
But this does not discount the GTX 1050 Ti’s performance; it is a great card for its price range, and this is true because of one feature: its power efficiency.
If you have a pre-built computer that comes with weak graphics, this could mean that you have a 300 W power supply or a weak power supply from unknown origins.
The GTX 1050 Ti is a very power efficient model, and there are also many models that do not require any auxiliary power. What this means is that it can run using the PCIs slot power alone, so you have no need to worry about upgrading the power supply. This makes it a great upgrade to a pre-built system that has a low-quality or low-wattage PSU.