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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon R9 M275X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB makes use of a 14 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1392 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M275X, which features a core clock frequency of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M275X 50 Watts
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (50%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should theoretically be a small bit better than the Radeon R9 M275X in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M275X 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 14016 (19%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be a lot (approximately 86%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M275X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M275X 36000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 30816 (86%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is superior to the Radeon R9 M275X, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M275X 14400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 19008 (132%)

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 R9 M275X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2018 May 1 2014
Code Name GP107 Venus XTX
Memory 3072 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 640
Texture Mapping Units 48 40
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 96-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3300 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it 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, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock 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 per second.

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

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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Radeon R9 M275X

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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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