NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
AMD Radeon R7 370

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R7 370
GTX 1050 R7 370 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon R7 370
Price $ 129.0 $ 202.0 73 (57%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 69C 4 (6%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 56.3dB 11.3 (25%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 460W 160 (53%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 34.4 FPS 30.6 FPS 3.8 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 24.7 FPS 20.8 FPS 3.9 (16%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 20.8 FPS 17.8 FPS 3 (14%)
Average 4K Performance 14.2 FPS 12.5 FPS 1.7 (12%)
Memory 3 GB 2 GB 1 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 4.9 0 (0%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8 $ 7.2 0.4 (6%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.1 $ 8.4 0.3 (4%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.9 $ 11.9 0 (0%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon R7 370
Overall Combination Score 66/100 62/100 4 (6%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R7 370 to GTX 1050 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 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

The GTX 1060 6GB might be the entry-level flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most budget PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1050 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 169. The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1050 Ti, the GTX 1050 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1050, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The GTX 1050 has 3 GB RAM compared to the GTX 950 's 2 GB video memory.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1050 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 950, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a GTX 950 will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this GTX 1050. Similarly, those holding onto RX 560 's RX 460 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

AMD Radeon R7 370

The R9 380 might be the high-end flagship of the latest GCN 1.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the R7 370 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 149. AMD ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 1.0 graphics card inside the R7 370, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The R7 370 is much more cheaper than the R9 270 as it costs $ 149. Compare this to the R9 270, which came originally at a price of $ 179. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 760 which costs $ 249.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R7 370
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
24
27.0
24
27.0
2019 Anthem
15
17.4
15
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
25.5
22
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
39.4
30
34.2
2019 Metro Exodus
15
17.6
13
15.3
2019 World War Z
29
32.4
36
40.0
2019 Gears of War 5
22
25.5
19
22.2
2019 F1 2019
28
32.1
25
27.9
2019 GreedFall
26
28.9
22
25.1
2019 Borderlands 3
18
20.3
15
17.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
35
39.0
30
33.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
13
15.0
11
13.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
21
23.6
18
20.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30
33.4
22
25.0
2018 Fallout 76
34
38.3
26
29.0
2018 Hitman 2
26
29.4
20
23.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
25.4
19
22.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
27.3
21
23.7
2018 Strange Brigade
36
41.1
32
35.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
24.9
33
37.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
30
33.6
22
25.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
35.1
27
30.5
2017 For Honor
42
46.8
36
40.7
2017 Project CARS 2
29
33.1
25
28.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
36
40.2
31
34.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
23
26.1
18
20.1
2016 Hitman
41
46.4
26
29.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
36
40.3
26
29.9
2016 The Division
30
34.1
24
27.6
2016 Overwatch
46
52.0
35
39.2
2016 Dishonored 2
21
24.2
18
21.0
2015 DiRT Rally
48
53.9
47
52.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
29.4
25
28.4
2015 The Witcher 3
26
29.9
21
23.9
2015 Rocket League
122
136.5
106
118.7
2015 Need For Speed
34
37.8
29
32.9
2015 Project CARS
32
36.3
28
31.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
59
66.3
51
57.6
2013 Crysis 3
30
33.8
26
29.0
2013 Battlefield 4
35
39.8
36
40.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
84
93.6
73
81.4
2009 League of Legends
157
175.5
137
152.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R7 370
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
20.1
16
20.1
2019 Anthem
11
13.8
11
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
19.8
15
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
26.5
18
23.1
2019 Metro Exodus
10
13.7
9
11.9
2019 World War Z
18
23.7
23
29.2
2019 Gears of War 5
14
18.5
12
16.1
2019 F1 2019
18
22.7
15
19.7
2019 GreedFall
16
20.9
14
18.1
2019 Borderlands 3
11
14.2
9
12.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
22
28.1
19
24.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
9
12.3
8
10.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
14
18.5
12
16.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
27.9
16
21.0
2018 Hitman 2
15
19.6
12
15.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
18.7
13
16.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
19.1
13
16.6
2018 Strange Brigade
22
28.7
19
24.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
18.9
22
28.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
17
21.9
12
16.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
25.4
17
22.0
2017 For Honor
21
27.3
18
23.7
2017 Project CARS 2
18
23.4
16
20.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
29
36.3
25
31.5
2016 Overwatch
28
35.9
21
27.3
2016 Dishonored 2
16
20.7
14
18.0
2015 Rocket League
46
58.5
40
50.8
2015 Need For Speed
23
29.3
20
25.4
2015 Project CARS
22
27.7
19
24.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
34
42.9
29
37.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
62
78.0
54
67.8
2009 League of Legends
78
97.5
67
84.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R7 370
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13
17.2
13
17.2
2019 Anthem
8
11.4
8
11.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
12
16.2
12
16.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
16
21.2
14
18.5
2019 Metro Exodus
9
11.9
7
10.4
2019 World War Z
15
20.0
18
24.6
2019 Gears of War 5
12
16.2
10
14.1
2019 F1 2019
15
19.8
13
17.2
2019 GreedFall
12
15.8
10
13.7
2019 Borderlands 3
8
11.6
7
10.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
18
24.0
15
20.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
10.8
7
9.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
12
16.2
10
14.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
25.0
14
18.7
2018 Hitman 2
12
16.8
9
12.8
2018 Just Cause 4
11
15.2
10
13.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
15.1
10
13.2
2018 Strange Brigade
18
23.7
15
20.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
15.9
17
23.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
18.0
10
13.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17
23.0
15
20.0
2017 For Honor
16
21.9
14
19.0
2017 Project CARS 2
17
23.0
15
20.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
27
35.7
23
31.0
2016 Overwatch
22
29.1
16
22.1
2016 Dishonored 2
15
19.8
13
17.2
2015 Rocket League
34
45.9
30
39.9
2015 Need For Speed
19
26.1
17
22.7
2015 Project CARS
19
25.3
16
22.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
25
33.6
22
29.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
60
79.3
52
68.9
2009 League of Legends
55
73.0
48
63.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R7 370
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
12.0
8
12.0
2019 Anthem
5
7.5
5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
10.5
7
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
9
13.1
7
11.4
2019 Metro Exodus
6
8.6
5
7.5
2019 World War Z
9
13.6
11
16.8
2019 Gears of War 5
8
11.7
7
10.2
2019 F1 2019
10
14.4
8
12.5
2019 GreedFall
6
8.6
5
7.5
2019 Borderlands 3
5
7.4
4
6.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
11
16.8
10
14.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
7.8
4
6.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
11.7
7
10.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
13
18.9
9
14.0
2018 Hitman 2
8
11.8
6
9.0
2018 Just Cause 4
6
9.8
5
8.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
9.2
5
8.0
2018 Strange Brigade
10
15.6
9
13.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
7
10.8
11
16.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
8
11.7
6
9.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
12
17.6
10
15.3
2017 For Honor
9
13.7
8
11.9
2017 Project CARS 2
13
19.5
11
17.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
21
30.4
18
26.4
2016 Overwatch
12
18.5
9
14.0
2016 Dishonored 2
11
16.4
9
14.2
2015 Rocket League
19
27.3
16
23.7
2015 Need For Speed
13
19.5
11
17.0
2015 Project CARS
13
19.5
11
17.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
13
19.9
12
17.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
49
70.2
42
61.0
2009 League of Legends
27
39.0
23
33.9
GTX 1050 vs R7 370 with i7-8700K vs i7-4790K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

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.

AMD Radeon R7 370 / i7-4790K

The R7 370 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. The price/performance ratio is excellent for R7 370 against the competition in budget graphics cards. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R7 370 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R7 370 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1050 vs R7 370 Specifications Comparison

GTX 1050 R7 370

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