Gtx 1050 4k
The gtx 1050, has major limitations, when it comes to some 4K material. 2 GB of ram is not enough to use madvr, at anything but the very lowest settings, when the 4K material is 60fps and some higher bit rate sources, not at all. Less, or no madvr = less quality. The ideal, would be to upscale the source 4K image and then downscale, letting madvr, do it's magic, with high settings. A 3 GB gtx 1060, would maybe, squeak by, with low madvr settings, with 4K 60fps. A 6 GB gtx 1060, maybe, a little higher madvr settings. A gtx 1070, likely, with higher settings and possibly, is the ideal choice, overall. However, I almost exclusively watch 1080p anime, upscaled to 4K, with madvr and the graphics card frame rate is almost always set to 23fps. Madvr and the gtx 1050, have no issues with anything, with a lower frame rate, including source 4K material, that would only have chroma and luma upscaling and not resolution upscaling. My TV, is always required to upscale the frame rate if less than 60. The key, is that the Samsung, is able to use motion plus, to smooth out the images and I think, it is far superior to SVP. No artifacts and smoother, without affecting madvr settings. Quality, does not seem to improve, when madvr, upscales, the frame rate. Just more of the same images, which the TV, has no difficulty, duplicating. A gtx 1050, is a great choice, for anyone with a 1080p monitor/TV and also a good choice, for anyone, that almost exclusively watches, 720p and 1080p sources, on a 4K Samsung TV. I have not tried other TV brands, to see if their motion controls are as good as my Samsung. And all this, is based on watching mostly anime. I have not been using any post-upscaling enhancements, because they require way more rendering, than pre-upscaling enhancements and these might be desirable with some material. This is how I am able to use ngu high luma image upscaling, along with ngu low chroma upscaling. This seems to work great for anime. Maybe, not so much, with other kinds of material. I am waiting for the prices to drop on a gtx 1070. I just think, that a gtx 1050, might be enough, for a lot of people, dependent on what they usually watch. Big time upgrade from my i7 gpu.