NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
vs
AMD Radeon R9 280

GTX 1050 TI R9 280 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti AMD Radeon R9 280
Price $ 159 $ 350 191 (75%)
Year 2016 2014 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 66C 1 (2%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 53dB 7.8 (16%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 550W 125 (26%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 41 FPS 43 FPS 1.4 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 30 FPS 32 FPS 2.4 (8%)
Average 4K Performance 17 FPS 13 FPS 3.5 (24%)
Memory 4 GB 3 GB 1 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 68/100 55/100 13 (21%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1050 TI to R9 280 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1050 TI .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon R9 280
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
43
34
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
29
2018 Hitman 2
34
27
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37
29
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
30
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
29
25
2016 Hitman
52
41
2016 Overwatch
58
46
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
45
37
2016 The Division
38
35
2015 DiRT Rally
60
65
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
36
2015 The Witcher 3
33
29
2013 Battlefield 4
44
52
2013 Crysis 3
38
37

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon R9 280
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
31
25
2018 Hitman 2
22
17
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
19
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
23
2016 Overwatch
40
32
2013 Battlefield 4
29
32
2013 Crysis 3
23
37

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon R9 280
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21
16
2018 Hitman 2
13
10
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
11
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
13
2016 Overwatch
21
16

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Core i7-6700K

The GTX 1050 TI 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1050 TI 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 1050 TI can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon R9 280 / Core i7-4770K

It is worth noting that the R9 280 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between R9 280 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 280 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the R9 280 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

GTX 1050 TI vs R9 280 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1050 TI R9 280
Board NumberPG210C386
Length5.7 inches 145 mm10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W200 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050 TI R9 280
Boost Clock1392 MHz933 MHz
GPU Clock1291 MHz827 MHz
Memory Clock1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050 TI R9 280
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Volcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price139 USD279 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateOct 25th, 2016Mar 4th, 2014

Graphics Features

GTX 1050 TI R9 280
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.15.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.77

Graphics Processor

GTX 1050 TI R9 280
ArchitecturePascalGCN 1.0
Die Size132 mm²352 mm²
GPU NameGP107Tahiti
GPU VariantGP107-400-A1Tahiti PRO3 (215-0821330)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors3,300 million4,313 million

Memory

GTX 1050 TI R9 280
Bandwidth112.1 GB/s240.0 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit384 bit
Memory Size4096 MB3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050 TI R9 280
ROPs3232
Shading Units7681792
TMUs48112

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050 TI R9 280
FP32 (float) performance2,138 GFLOPS3,344 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance66.82 GFLOPS (1:32)836.0 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate44.54 GPixel/s29.86 GPixel/s
Texture Rate66.82 GTexel/s104.5 GTexel/s