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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon HD 7790

Intro

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

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7790, which features core speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
Radeon HD 7790 85 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (13%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 7790 should theoretically be a little bit superior to the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 7790 96000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Difference: 9984 (12%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should be a little bit (about 19%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7790. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7790 56000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10816 (19%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is a lot (about 109%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7790, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7790 16000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 17408 (109%)

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

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7790

Amazon.com

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 HD 7790
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2018 March 2013
Code Name GP107 Bonaire XT
Memory 3072 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 85 watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 96000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 56000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 896
Texture Mapping Units 48 56
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 96-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3300 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This 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 graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called 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, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7790

Amazon.com

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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