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GeForce GT 1030 vs Radeon RX 550


Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 has core speeds of 1265 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 550, which comes with a core clock frequency of 1100 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It features 512 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
Radeon RX 550 50 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 550 should in theory be quite a bit superior to the GeForce GT 1030 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 550 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 65536 (133%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 is just a bit (about 15%) better at AF than the Radeon RX 550. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 550 35200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5280 (15%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is superior to the Radeon RX 550, but only just. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 550 17600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2640 (15%)

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

GeForce GT 1030

Radeon RX 550

Specifications

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Model GeForce GT 1030 Radeon RX 550
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2017 April 2017
Code Name GP108-300 Polaris 12
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1265 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 49152 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40480 Mtexels/sec 35200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20240 Mpixels/sec 17600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 512
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 16 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 data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better 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 are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as 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, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

GeForce GT 1030

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Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GT 1030 vs Radeon RX 550”
DD says:

Radeon RX 550 is x8 not x16 and it has a 4GB version with slightly higher TDP of 65w

Pola says:

Hello, i need to know if this graphics card MSI Radeon RX 550 2GB Aero ITX OC supports HDCP 2.2 and play at resolution 3840x2160 60hz and if these cards also MSI Radeon RX 460 2GB OC or MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GB or other and you reccomend me to choose for connecting on 4K UHDTV hdr HDMI v 2.0b HDCP 2.2 compatible mainly for watching movies with mpc-hc in an old pc desktop psu 450 watt, proccessor amd athlon II x4 640 , 4gb ram , i am not interest for games and must have the above i mentioned. Thanks in advance

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