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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs GeForce GTX 980M

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB features a GPU core speed of 1392 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1750 MHz through a 96-bit bus. It also features 768 Stream Processors, 48 TAUs, and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 980M, which comes with core speeds of 1038 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 96 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 980M 100 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (33%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 980M should theoretically be quite a bit better than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980M 128000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Difference: 41984 (49%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 980M will be a lot (more or less 49%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980M 99648 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 32832 (49%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 980M is superior to the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980M 66432 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 33024 (99%)

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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GeForce GTX 980M

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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 GeForce GTX 980M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2018 October 7 2014
Code Name GP107 GM204
Memory 3072 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 1038 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 100 watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 128000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 99648 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 66432 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 1536
Texture Mapping Units 48 96
Render Output Units 24 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 96-bit 256-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 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, 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 is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

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

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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GeForce GTX 980M

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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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