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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB comes with clock speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, which has GPU core speed of 900 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1026 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 192 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 116 Watts
Difference: 41 Watts (55%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti should be a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 98496 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Difference: 12480 (15%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is quite a bit (more or less 132%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 28800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 38016 (132%)

Pixel Rate

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

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 21600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11808 (55%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1050 3GB GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2018 March 2011
Code Name GP107 GF116
Memory 3072 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 4104 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 116 watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 98496 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 28800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 21600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 192
Texture Mapping Units 48 32
Render Output Units 24 24
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 96-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3300 million 1170 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - 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 550 Ti

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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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