NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 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

$ 200
$ 115.00 significantly less expensive
$ 315

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

20 %
59 %
195% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

25 FPS
77 FPS
52 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

18 FPS
41 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

17 FPS
58 FPS
41 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

14 FPS
32 FPS
17 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

17,206
72,998
324% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

18,573
71,667
285% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

17,953
56,109
212% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

2,071
6,202
199% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,354 MHz
1,552 MHz
14% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,455 MHz
1,777 MHz
22% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

2 GiB
8 GiB
300% significantly more memory

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
224 GB/s
99% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
73% significantly lower TDP
130 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

47 Gigapixels/s
57 Gigapixels/s
22% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

58 Gigatexels/s
142 Gigatexels/s
144% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

2 TFLOPS
9 TFLOPS
388% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

640
2,560
300% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

40
80
100% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
Identical
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

162nd of 536
67th of 536

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2016
January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1050 vs GeForce RTX 3050 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3050 GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 3050 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 RTX 3050 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3050 has significantly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 2 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1050 has a significantly lower TDP at 75 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 at 130 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3050 is better than the GeForce GTX 1050.

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