Compare GTX 1050 vs RX 560 vs GTX 960 Benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050AMD Radeon RX 560NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Price $ 124$ 104$ 199
Year 201820172015
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C62C75C
Max Fan Noise 45dB42dB40dB
Recommended Power Supply 300W425W470W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS+0 FPS+0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%0%0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality SettingsUltra Quality SettingsUltra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 36 FPS33 FPS42 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 26 FPS24 FPS30 FPS
Average 4K Performance 15 FPS14 FPS19 FPS
Memory 3 GB4 GB2 GB
Overall Combination Score 68/10066/10064/100

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
29
38
2018 Fallout 76
38
32
44
2018 Hitman 2
29
25
34
2018 Just Cause 4
25
22
29
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27
24
32
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
23
31
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
31
39
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
35
31
41
2017 For Honor
47
41
54
2017 Project CARS 2
33
29
38
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
40
35
47
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26
24
24
2016 Hitman
46
43
33
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
40
37
46
2016 The Division
34
32
35
2016 Overwatch
52
46
60
2016 Dishonored 2
24
21
28
2015 DiRT Rally
54
50
62
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
27
36
2015 The Witcher 3
30
28
33
2015 Total War: Attila
30
2015 Rocket League
137
119
158
2015 Need For Speed
38
33
44
2015 Project CARS
36
32
42
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
49
2014 GRID Autosport
71
2014 Shadow of Mordor
43
2014 The Talos Principle
55
2013 Crysis 3
34
31
39
2013 Battlefield 4
40
37
51
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
94
81
109
2009 League of Legends
176
153
203

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
28
25
32
2018 Hitman 2
20
16
22
2018 Just Cause 4
19
16
22
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
17
22
2018 Battlefield V
28
26
33
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
18
23
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
19
25
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
22
29
2017 For Honor
27
24
32
2017 Project CARS 2
23
20
27
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
36
32
42
2016 Overwatch
36
32
41
2016 Dishonored 2
21
18
24
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
19
22
2015 Total War: Attila
18
2015 Rocket League
59
51
68
2015 Need For Speed
29
25
34
2015 Project CARS
28
24
32
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
32
2014 GRID Autosport
53
2014 Shadow of Mordor
24
2014 The Talos Principle
39
2013 Crysis 3
21
19
35
2013 Battlefield 4
26
24
31
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
78
68
90
2009 League of Legends
98
85
113

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
16
21
2018 Hitman 2
12
10
13
2018 Just Cause 4
10
9
11
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
8
11
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
11
10
13
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
11
13
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
18
15
20
2017 For Honor
14
12
16
2017 Project CARS 2
20
17
23
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30
26
35
2016 Overwatch
19
16
21
2016 Dishonored 2
16
14
19
2015 Rocket League
27
24
32
2015 Need For Speed
20
17
23
2015 Project CARS
20
17
23
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
70
61
81
2009 League of Legends
39
34
45

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

The GTX 1050 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1050 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 1050 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

AMD Radeon RX 560 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

The RX 560 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 560 against the competition in budget graphics cards. The RX 560 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 560 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 560 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

Board Design

GTX 1050RX 560GTX 960
Board Number PG210 SKU 1C994PG301
Length 5.7 inches 145 mm6.7 inches 170 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs 1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors NoneNone1x 6-pin
Slot Width Dual-slotDual-slotDual-slot
TDP 75 W75 W120 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050RX 560GTX 960
Boost Clock 1518 MHz1275 MHz1178 MHz
GPU Clock 1392 MHz1175 MHz1127 MHz
Memory Clock 1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050RX 560GTX 960
Bus Interface PCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
Generation GeForce 1000Polaris (RX 500)GeForce 900
Launch Price 109 USD99 USD199 USD
Production ActiveActiveActive
Release Date Oct 25th, 2016Apr 18th, 2017Jan 22nd, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1050RX 560GTX 960
CUDA 6.15.2
DirectX 12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL 1.221.2
OpenGL 4.64.54.6
Shader Model 6.166.1
Vulkan 1.1.821.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1050RX 560GTX 960
Architecture PascalGCN 4.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size 132 mm²123 mm²228 mm²
GPU Name GP107Polaris 21GM206
GPU Variant GP107-301-K1-A1Polaris 21 XT (215-0908004)GM206-300-A1
Process Size 14 nm14 nm28 nm
Transistors 3,300 million3,000 million2,940 million

Memory

GTX 1050RX 560GTX 960
Bandwidth 84.10 GB/s112.0 GB/s112.2 GB/s
Memory Bus 96 bit128 bit128 bit
Memory Size 3072 MB4096 MB2048 MB
Memory Type GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050RX 560GTX 960
ROPs 321632
SM Count 6
Shading Units 76810241024
TMUs 486464

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050RX 560GTX 960
FP16 (half) performance 36.43 GFLOPS (1:64)2,611 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance 2,332 GFLOPS2,611 GFLOPS2,413 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 72.86 GFLOPS (1:32)163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate 46.56 GPixel/s20.40 GPixel/s37.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate 72.86 GTexel/s81.60 GTexel/s75.39 GTexel/s

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