7. Final words
The price of the AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti are similar, but our benchmarks showed that their performance is not. We measured some significant performance differences. A few games were in excess of 30% better performance playing on the ASUS EX-GTX1050TI-4G
versus the ASUS STRIX-RX460-O4G-GAMING (Radeon RX 460 4GB) video card.
As it stands right now, at similar prices the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is superior in gameplay performance and experience in most of the games.
In any case, the ASUS EX-GTX1050TI-4G allowed an impressive level of gameplay experience at 1080p for this price under $180. However, it's not suited to 1440p gaming in any way.
In terms of overclocking, our ASUS EX-GTX1050TI-4G was running a smooth and steady 1735MHz without touching anything. So hardware enthusiasts are given something fun to play in order to get a further performance improvement.
In terms of power consumption, the ASUS EX-GTX1050TI-4G consumes nevertheless the same power as the Radeon RX 460 4GB card.
And as far as VR is concerned, the ASUS EX-GTX1050TI-4G was rated by the SteamVR Performance Test as "VR capable", although this doesn't mean you'll be able to run all the games, nor does it mean you'll enjoy the experience. You should always follow the recommended and minimum specs for each VR title.