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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs Radeon RX 550

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti comes with a GPU core clock speed of 1290 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 768 Stream Processors, 48 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 550, which has a clock speed of 1100 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 512 SPUs, 32 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 Ti 7734 points
Radeon RX 550 3507 points
Difference: 4227 (121%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 550 50 Watts
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 75 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (50%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same memory bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a lot (approximately 76%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon RX 550. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 61920 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 550 35200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 26720 (76%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a lot (more or less 135%) more effective at AA than the Radeon RX 550, and will be able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 41280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 550 17600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 23680 (135%)

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 Ti

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Radeon RX 550

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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 Ti Radeon RX 550
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2016 April 2017
Code Name GP107-400 Polaris 12
Memory 4096 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1290 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 114688 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 61920 Mtexels/sec 35200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 41280 Mpixels/sec 17600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 512
Texture Mapping Units 48 32
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 14 nm
Transistors 3300 million 2200 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 550

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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.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs Radeon RX 550”
Bluegap says:

No Radeon RX 560 data?

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