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GeForce GTS 150 vs GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Intro

The GeForce GTS 150 comes with a clock speed of 740 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 500 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It features 128 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, which makes use of a 14 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1392 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1750 MHz on this specific card. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
GeForce GTS 150 141 Watts
Difference: 66 Watts (88%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should in theory be a lot superior to the GeForce GTS 150 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 150 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 54016 (169%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is quite a bit (about 41%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTS 150. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 150 47360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 19456 (41%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is superior to the GeForce GTS 150, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 150 11840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 21568 (182%)

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 GTS 150

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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 GTS 150 GeForce GTX 1050 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 10, 2009 May 2018
Code Name G92b GP107
Memory 1024 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 740 MHz 1392 MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 141 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 32000 MB/sec 86016 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47360 Mtexels/sec 66816 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11840 Mpixels/sec 33408 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 768
Texture Mapping Units 64 48
Render Output Units 16 24
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 96-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 14 nm
Transistors 754 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses 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, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out 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 in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 150

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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.

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