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GeForce GTX 1050 vs Radeon HD 6790

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 comes with a GPU clock speed of 1354 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 640 Stream Processors, 40 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 6790, which has GPU core speed of 840 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1050 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 800 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 1050 6657 points
Radeon HD 6790 2150 points
Difference: 4507 (210%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 75 Watts
Radeon HD 6790 150 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 6790 should in theory be just a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 1050 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6790 134400 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 114688 MB/sec
Difference: 19712 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 is much (about 61%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon HD 6790. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 54160 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6790 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 20560 (61%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 will be quite a bit (approximately 222%) more effective at AA than the Radeon HD 6790, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 43328 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6790 13440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 29888 (222%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 1050

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Radeon HD 6790

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1050 Radeon HD 6790
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2016 April 2011
Code Name GP107-300 Barts LE
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 1354 MHz 840 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 4200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 114688 MB/sec 134400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 54160 Mtexels/sec 33600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 43328 Mpixels/sec 13440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 640 800
Texture Mapping Units 40 40
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3300 million 1700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050

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Radeon HD 6790

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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