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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs Radeon RX 550

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has a clock speed of 1290 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It is made up of 768 SPUs, 48 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 550, which features clock speeds of 1100 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 512 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator 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 will be a lot (more or less 76%) better at AF than the Radeon RX 550. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is superior to the Radeon RX 550, by a large margin. (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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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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units 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 applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. 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 max fill rate.

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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.

Comments

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

No Radeon RX 560 data?

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