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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon R9 M270X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB has a GPU core speed of 1392 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1750 MHz through a 96-bit bus. It also is comprised of 768 SPUs, 48 TAUs, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M270X, which features GPU core speed of 725 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be 19% faster than the Radeon R9 M270X in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be much (about 130%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M270X. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be quite a bit (more or less 188%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon R9 M270X, and able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (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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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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are 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 handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max 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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