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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon R9 M265X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB has a core clock frequency of 1392 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 96-bit memory bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It features 768 SPUs, 48 Texture Address Units, and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M265X, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 575 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1125 MHz on this particular model. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should be a small bit faster than the Radeon R9 M265X in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 14016 (19%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be quite a bit (more or less 191%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M265X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 23000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 43816 (191%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is superior to the Radeon R9 M265X, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 9200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 24208 (263%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1050 3GB Radeon R9 M265X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2018 May 1 2014
Code Name GP107 Venus Pro
Memory 3072 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 575 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 23000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 9200 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 information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - 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 M265X

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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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