NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs AMD Radeon RX 550

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 550 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 178
$ 41.80 slightly less expensive
$ 220

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

25 %
66% significantly better overall score
15 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

29 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
23 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

21 FPS
Identical
21 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

21 FPS
24 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

17 FPS
Identical
17 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

7,834
18,838
140% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

22,192
58% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
14,002

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

21,230
33% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
15,900

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

2,341
96% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
1,190

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,290 MHz
17% slightly higher core clock speed
1,100 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,392 MHz
17% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,183 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
Identical
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
Identical
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

112 GB/s
0% slightly higher memory bandwidth
112 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
50 W
49% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

45 Gigapixels/s
135% significantly higher pixel rate
19 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

67 Gigatexels/s
76% significantly higher texture rate
38 Gigatexels/s

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

768
49% significantly more shading units
512

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

48
49% significantly more texture mapping units
32

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
100% significantly more render output processors
16

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

147th of 526
191st of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 500 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2016
April 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.5

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs Radeon RX 550 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 550 in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, they both have the same amount of memory at 4 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the Radeon RX 550 has a significantly lower TDP at 50 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti at 75 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is faster than the Radeon RX 550.

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