AMD Radeon RX 550
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
RX 550 GTX 1050 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 550 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Price $ 74.0 $ 129.0 55 (74%)
Year 2017 2018 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 57C 65C 8 (14%)
Max Fan Noise 36.2dB 45dB 8.8 (24%)
Recommended Power Supply 400W 300W 100 (25%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 23.0 FPS 35.5 FPS 12.5 (54%)
Average 1440p Performance 16.4 FPS 25.4 FPS 9 (55%)
Average 4K Performance 9.4 FPS 14.7 FPS 5.3 (56%)
Memory 2 GB 3 GB 1 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4 $ 4.8 1.4 (41%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8 $ 6.7 1.9 (40%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.4 $ 11.5 3.1 (37%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 68/100 2 (3%)
Our Verdict: The GTX 1050 is faster by 55% for 1440p gaming.

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
18.0
24
27.0
2019 Anthem
10
11.6
15
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
17.0
22
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
22
25.0
35
39.4
2019 Metro Exodus
10
11.2
15
17.6
2019 World War Z
27
30.0
29
32.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
25.0
27
30.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
11.2
15
17.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
20
23.0
29
32.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18
20.6
28
31.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
15
17.0
30
33.4
2018 Fallout 76
22
25.0
34
38.3
2018 Hitman 2
18
20.0
26
29.4
2018 Just Cause 4
14
16.1
22
25.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
17.4
24
27.3
2018 Battlefield V
19
22.0
34
38.3
2017 Dawn of War III
28
31.6
43
48.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
18
20.6
28
31.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
16.4
26
29.4
2017 Destiny 2
28
31.5
43
48.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
16.1
22
24.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19
21.8
30
33.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
22.3
31
35.1
2017 For Honor
26
29.8
42
46.8
2017 Project CARS 2
18
21.1
29
33.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
22
25.5
36
40.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
15
16.9
23
26.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
15
17.3
23
26.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
15
17.6
24
27.1
2016 Doom
38
42.7
59
65.8
2016 F1 2016
25
28.7
39
44.2
2016 Hitman
27
30.2
41
46.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
23
26.1
36
40.3
2016 The Division
19
22.1
30
34.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
22
24.5
33
37.6
2016 Battlefield 1
27
30.8
42
47.4
2016 Overwatch
23
25.9
46
52.0
2016 Dishonored 2
13
15.4
21
24.2
2015 DiRT Rally
31
34.9
48
53.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
17
19.1
26
29.4
2015 The Witcher 3
17
19.4
26
29.9
2015 Rocket League
78
86.8
122
136.5
2015 Need For Speed
21
24.1
34
37.8
2015 Project CARS
20
23.1
32
36.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
37
42.2
59
66.3
2013 Crysis 3
19
21.9
30
33.8
2013 Battlefield 4
23
25.8
35
39.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
53
59.5
84
93.6
2009 League of Legends
100
111.6
157
175.5

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
10
13.4
16
20.1
2019 Anthem
7
9.2
11
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
13.2
15
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
13
16.9
21
26.5
2019 Metro Exodus
6
8.7
10
13.7
2019 World War Z
17
21.9
18
23.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
15
18.9
12
15.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
3
4.0
7
9.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
14
18.0
19
24.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
10
13.3
16
20.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
11
14.0
22
27.9
2018 Fallout 76
10
13.0
22
27.5
2018 Hitman 2
10
13.0
15
19.6
2018 Just Cause 4
9
11.9
14
18.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
12.2
15
19.1
2018 Battlefield V
12
15.0
22
27.5
2017 Dawn of War III
16
20.0
24
30.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
12
15.3
18
23.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
11
14.0
14
17.7
2017 Destiny 2
21
27.0
33
41.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
9
12.2
15
18.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
8
11.2
17
21.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
12
16.1
20
25.4
2017 For Honor
13
17.4
21
27.3
2017 Project CARS 2
11
14.9
18
23.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
23.1
29
36.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
12
15.7
19
24.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
9
11.8
14
18.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
12
16.2
20
25.1
2016 Doom
23
29.0
35
44.7
2016 F1 2016
17
22.4
27
34.5
2016 Hitman
17
21.5
26
33.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
14
17.8
22
27.5
2016 The Division
12
16.0
19
24.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
13
17.2
21
26.5
2016 Battlefield 1
17
22.4
27
34.3
2016 Overwatch
14
18.2
28
35.9
2016 Dishonored 2
10
13.1
16
20.7
2015 DiRT Rally
19
24.4
30
37.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
10
13.3
16
20.5
2015 The Witcher 3
11
14.2
17
21.9
2015 Rocket League
29
37.2
46
58.5
2015 Need For Speed
14
18.6
23
29.3
2015 Project CARS
14
17.6
22
27.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
21
27.3
34
42.9
2013 Crysis 3
10
13.3
16
20.6
2013 Battlefield 4
13
16.8
20
25.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
39
49.6
62
78.0
2009 League of Legends
49
62.0
78
97.5

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
8.0
8
12.0
2019 Anthem
3
5.0
5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
4
7.0
7
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
5
8.3
9
13.1
2019 Metro Exodus
3
5.5
6
8.6
2019 World War Z
8
12.6
9
13.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
7
10.2
10
15.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
4
6.3
6
9.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
8
12.0
10
15.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
5
7.3
7
11.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
6
9.0
13
18.9
2018 Fallout 76
4
7.0
10
14.7
2018 Hitman 2
5
8.0
8
11.8
2018 Just Cause 4
4
6.2
6
9.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
4
5.8
6
9.2
2018 Battlefield V
6
9.1
9
14.1
2017 Dawn of War III
6
9.9
10
15.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
6
8.6
9
13.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
4
6.0
3
4.8
2017 Destiny 2
9
13.3
14
20.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
4
7.0
7
10.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
3
5.6
8
11.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
7
11.2
12
17.6
2017 For Honor
6
8.7
9
13.7
2017 Project CARS 2
8
12.4
13
19.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
13
19.3
21
30.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
4
5.9
6
9.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
8
11.5
12
17.8
2016 Doom
10
14.7
15
22.6
2016 F1 2016
9
13.1
14
20.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
6
9.1
9
14.1
2016 Battlefield 1
8
12.0
12
18.5
2016 Overwatch
6
9.1
12
18.5
2016 Dishonored 2
7
10.4
11
16.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
4
6.3
6
9.7
2015 Rocket League
12
17.4
19
27.3
2015 Need For Speed
8
12.4
13
19.5
2015 Project CARS
8
12.4
13
19.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
8
12.6
13
19.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
31
44.6
49
70.2
2009 League of Legends
17
24.8
27
39.0
RX 550 vs GTX 1050 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 550 vs GTX 1050 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 550 vs GTX 1050 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 550 / i7-7700K

The RX 550 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The RX 550 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 550 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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.

RX 550 vs GTX 1050 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 550 GTX 1050
Board NumberD090-01PG210
Length5.7 inches 145 mm5.7 inches 145 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNoneNone
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP50 W75 W

Clock Speeds

RX 550 GTX 1050
Boost Clock1183 MHz1518 MHz
GPU Clock1100 MHz1392 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 550 GTX 1050
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 1000
Launch Price79 USD109 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 20th, 2017May 21st, 2018

Graphics Features

RX 550 GTX 1050
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 550 GTX 1050
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Pascal
Die Size103 mm²132 mm²
GPU NameLexaGP107
GPU VariantLexa PRO (215-0904018)GP107-301-K1-A1
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors2,200 million3,300 million

Memory

RX 550 GTX 1050
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s84.10 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit96 bit
Memory Size2048 MB3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 550 GTX 1050
ROPs1624
Shading Units512768
TMUs3248

Theoretical Performance

RX 550 GTX 1050
FP16 (half) performance1,211 GFLOPS (1:1)36.43 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance1,211 GFLOPS2,332 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)72.86 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate18.93 GPixel/s36.43 GPixel/s
Texture Rate37.86 GTexel/s72.86 GTexel/s

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