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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB has a clock speed of 1392 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 96-bit bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It is made up of 768 SPUs, 48 Texture Address Units, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB, which features core clock speeds of 825 MHz on the GPU, and 1126 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR4 RAM. It features 320(64x5) SPUs along with 16 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB, in theory, should perform much faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB 144128 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Difference: 58112 (68%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should be a lot (about 153%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 40416 (153%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should be quite a bit (approximately 27%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB, and able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB 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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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 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2018 Jan 28, 2008
Code Name GP107 R680
Memory 3072 MB 1024 MB (x2)
Core Speed 1392 MHz 825 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 2252 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 144128 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 GDDR4
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 largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB

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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