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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon R9 M270X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB comes with core clock 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 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M270X, which has core clock speeds of 725 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 640 SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should perform a small bit faster than the Radeon R9 M270X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M270X 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 14016 (19%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is a lot (approximately 130%) better at AF than the Radeon R9 M270X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M270X 29000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 37816 (130%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M270X 11600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 21808 (188%)

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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Radeon R9 M270X

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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 M270X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2018 May 1 2014
Code Name GP107 Venus XT
Memory 3072 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 29000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 11600 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

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

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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Radeon R9 M270X

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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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