Compare GTX 1050 vs GTX 960 vs R9 380X Benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon R9 380X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960AMD Radeon R9 380X
Price $ 129.0$ 89.0$ 229.0
Year 201820152015
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C75C71C
Max Fan Noise 45dB40dB41.4dB
Recommended Power Supply 300W470W540W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS+0.0 FPS+0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings High Quality SettingsHigh Quality SettingsHigh Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 69.4 FPS74.5 FPS81.0 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 43.7 FPS47.4 FPS52.2 FPS
Average 4K Performance 23.2 FPS25.4 FPS28.8 FPS
Memory 3 GB2 GB4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9$ 5.0$ 5.0
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8$ 7.0$ 6.9
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.9$ 12.1$ 11.6
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960AMD Radeon R9 380X
Overall Combination Score 81/10078/10079/100

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
62.0
71.0
80.0
2019 Anthem
52.4
58.2
64.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
60.5
69.0
77.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
74.4
80.7
88.4
2019 Metro Exodus
52.6
55.3
58.8
2019 World War Z
67.4
72.5
90.0
2019 Gears of War 5
60.5
64.6
69.6
2019 F1 2019
67.1
72.2
78.5
2019 GreedFall
63.9
68.4
74.1
2019 Borderlands 3
55.3
58.5
62.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
74.0
80.2
87.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
50.0
52.4
55.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
58.6
62.3
67.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68.4
73.0
75.0
2018 Fallout 76
73.3
79.0
81.0
2018 Hitman 2
64.4
69.0
71.0
2018 Just Cause 4
60.4
64.4
69.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
62.3
66.6
72.0
2018 Strange Brigade
76.1
82.7
90.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
59.9
66.0
67.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
68.6
73.5
74.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
70.1
75.7
82.6
2017 For Honor
81.8
89.2
98.5
2017 Project CARS 2
68.1
73.4
80.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
75.2
81.6
89.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
61.1
59.2
68.1
2016 Hitman
81.4
67.7
91.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
75.3
80.8
82.8
2016 The Division
69.1
69.6
76.0
2016 Overwatch
87.0
94.5
96.6
2016 Dishonored 2
59.2
63.0
67.8
2015 DiRT Rally
88.9
97.2
103.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
64.4
70.9
73.1
2015 The Witcher 3
64.9
67.9
73.4
2015 Total War: Attila
0
64.8
69.2
2015 Rocket League
171.5
193.2
220.2
2015 Need For Speed
72.8
78.8
86.3
2015 Project CARS
71.3
77.0
84.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
101.3
111.8
124.9
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
0
83.8
84.3
2014 GRID Autosport
0
105.6
108.5
2014 Shadow of Mordor
0
78.1
101.1
2014 The Talos Principle
0
90.1
101.0
2013 Crysis 3
68.8
74.2
78.8
2013 Battlefield 4
74.8
85.8
86.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
128.6
143.5
162.0
2009 League of Legends
210.5
238.4
273.1

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
39.1
45.8
52.5
2019 Anthem
32.8
37.4
42.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
38.8
45.4
52.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
45.5
49.7
55.0
2019 Metro Exodus
32.7
34.8
37.5
2019 World War Z
42.7
46.4
59.1
2019 Gears of War 5
37.5
40.5
44.1
2019 F1 2019
41.7
45.3
49.8
2019 GreedFall
39.9
43.2
47.3
2019 Borderlands 3
33.2
35.5
38.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
47.1
51.5
57.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
31.3
33.2
35.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
37.5
40.5
44.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
46.9
51.0
52.0
2018 Hitman 2
38.6
41.0
42.0
2018 Just Cause 4
37.7
40.7
44.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
38.1
41.1
44.9
2018 Strange Brigade
47.7
52.2
57.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
37.9
42.0
44.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40.9
44.2
44.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
44.4
48.4
53.4
2017 For Honor
46.3
50.6
56.0
2017 Project CARS 2
42.4
46.1
50.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55.3
61.0
68.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43.3
0
49.1
2016 Hitman
52.1
0
60.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
46.5
0
51.0
2016 The Division
43.5
0
49.6
2016 Overwatch
54.9
60.3
61.7
2016 Dishonored 2
39.7
43.0
47.0
2015 DiRT Rally
56.6
0
66.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
39.5
40.7
45.5
2015 The Witcher 3
40.9
0
47.9
2015 Total War: Attila
0
36.7
42.0
2015 Rocket League
77.5
86.8
98.3
2015 Need For Speed
48.3
52.9
58.7
2015 Project CARS
46.7
51.1
56.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
61.9
68.7
77.2
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
0
51.3
52.3
2014 GRID Autosport
0
72.0
74.2
2014 Shadow of Mordor
0
43.4
63.0
2014 The Talos Principle
0
57.5
67.6
2013 Crysis 3
39.6
54.3
46.2
2013 Battlefield 4
44.9
50.4
52.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
97.0
109.4
124.8
2009 League of Legends
116.5
132.0
151.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
21.0
25.0
29.0
2019 Anthem
16.5
19.0
21.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19.5
23.0
26.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
22.1
24.1
26.7
2019 Metro Exodus
17.6
18.9
20.6
2019 World War Z
22.6
24.8
32.1
2019 Gears of War 5
20.7
22.6
24.9
2019 F1 2019
23.4
25.7
28.6
2019 GreedFall
17.6
18.9
20.6
2019 Borderlands 3
16.4
17.6
19.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
25.8
28.4
31.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16.8
18.0
19.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
20.7
22.6
24.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27.9
30.0
31.0
2018 Hitman 2
20.8
22.0
23.0
2018 Just Cause 4
18.8
20.3
22.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18.2
19.6
21.4
2018 Strange Brigade
24.6
27.1
30.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19.8
22.0
23.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
20.7
22.3
23.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26.6
29.3
32.8
2017 For Honor
22.7
24.8
27.5
2017 Project CARS 2
28.5
31.6
35.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39.4
44.3
50.3
2016 The Division
0
0
50.0
2016 Overwatch
27.5
30.0
30.7
2016 Dishonored 2
25.4
28.0
31.2
2015 Rocket League
36.3
40.6
46.0
2015 Need For Speed
28.5
31.6
35.4
2015 Project CARS
28.5
31.6
35.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
28.9
32.1
36.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
79.2
90.4
104.2
2009 League of Legends
48.0
54.2
61.9
GTX 1050 vs GTX 960 vs R9 380X at 1080p performance

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / i7-8700K

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / i7-4790K

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.

AMD Radeon R9 380X / i7-4790K

For the most part, the R9 380X is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 380X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

Board Design

GTX 1050GTX 960R9 380X
Board Number PG210PG301C766, C784
Length 5.7 inches 145 mm9.5 inches 241 mm8.7 inches 221 mm
Outputs 1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors None1x 6-pin2x 6-pin
Slot Width Dual-slotDual-slotDual-slot
TDP 75 W120 W190 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050GTX 960R9 380X
Boost Clock 1518 MHz1178 MHz
GPU Clock 1392 MHz1127 MHz970 MHz
Memory Clock 1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective1425 MHz 5700 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050GTX 960R9 380X
Bus Interface PCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Generation GeForce 1000GeForce 900Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price 109 USD199 USD229 USD
Production ActiveActiveActive
Release Date May 21st, 2018Jan 22nd, 2015Nov 19th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1050GTX 960R9 380X
CUDA 6.15.2
DirectX 12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL 1.21.22
OpenGL 4.64.64.5
Shader Model 6.16.16
Vulkan 1.1.821.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1050GTX 960R9 380X
Architecture PascalMaxwell 2.0GCN 3.0
Die Size 132 mm²228 mm²366 mm²
GPU Name GP107GM206Antigua
GPU Variant GP107-301-K1-A1GM206-300-A1Antigua XT (215-0877016)
Process Size 14 nm28 nm28 nm
Transistors 3,300 million2,940 million5,000 million

Memory

GTX 1050GTX 960R9 380X
Bandwidth 84.10 GB/s112.2 GB/s182.4 GB/s
Memory Bus 96 bit128 bit256 bit
Memory Size 3072 MB2048 MB4096 MB
Memory Type GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050GTX 960R9 380X
ROPs 243232
SM Count 6
Shading Units 76810242048
TMUs 4864128

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050GTX 960R9 380X
FP16 (half) performance 36.43 GFLOPS (1:64)3,973 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance 2,332 GFLOPS2,413 GFLOPS3,973 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 72.86 GFLOPS (1:32)75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)248.3 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate 36.43 GPixel/s37.70 GPixel/s31.04 GPixel/s
Texture Rate 72.86 GTexel/s75.39 GTexel/s124.2 GTexel/s

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