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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB has core clock speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB, which has a GPU core clock speed of 825 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR3 memory set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 320(64x5) Stream Processors, 16 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB should theoretically perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Difference: 29184 (34%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is much (about 153%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 40416 (153%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should be quite a bit (about 27%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB, and also capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB 26400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7008 (27%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB

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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 Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2018 Jan 28, 2008
Code Name GP107 R680
Memory 3072 MB 512 MB (x2)
Core Speed 1392 MHz 825 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 1800 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 115200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 26400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 26400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 320(64x5) (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 48 16 (x2)
Render Output Units 24 16 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 96-bit 256-bit (x2)
Fab Process 14 nm 55 nm
Transistors 3300 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16/(internal PCIe 1.1 x16)
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics 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 could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount 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 filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB

Amazon.com

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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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