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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon RX Vega 56

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB has core speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX Vega 56, which features core clock speeds of 1156 MHz on the GPU, and 1600 MHz on the 8192 MB of HBM2 RAM. It features 3584 SPUs along with 224 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
Radeon RX Vega 56 210 Watts
Difference: 135 Watts (180%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX Vega 56 should be 388% quicker than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon RX Vega 56 419430 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Difference: 333414 (388%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX Vega 56 is a lot (approximately 288%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB. (explain)

Radeon RX Vega 56 258944 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 192128 (288%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX Vega 56 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX Vega 56 73984 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 40576 (121%)

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 3GB

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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 3GB Radeon RX Vega 56
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2018 September 2017
Code Name GP107 Vega 10 XL
Memory 3072 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 1156 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 1600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 210 watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 419430 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 258944 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 73984 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 3584
Texture Mapping Units 48 224
Render Output Units 24 64
Bus Type GDDR5 HBM2
Bus Width 96-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 14 nm
Transistors 3300 million 12500 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen 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 number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at 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 that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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Radeon RX Vega 56

Amazon.com

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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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