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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon HD 7790

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB features core 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 TAUs and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7790, which has a GPU core clock speed of 1000 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1500 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 896 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation 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

The Radeon HD 7790 should in theory be a little bit faster than 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 bit (approximately 19%) better at texture 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 should be quite a bit (about 109%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7790, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (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 maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better 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 the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max 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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