NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
AMD Radeon R9 380X

GTX 1050 R9 380X Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon R9 380X
Price $ 124 $ 449 325 (113%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 71C 6 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 41dB 3.6 (8%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 540W 240 (57%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 37 FPS 48 FPS 11.4 (27%)
Average 1440p Performance 26 FPS 34 FPS 8.2 (27%)
Average 4K Performance 15 FPS 21 FPS 6.6 (37%)
Memory 3 GB 4 GB 1 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 68/100 59/100 9 (14%)

Our Verdict: The R9 380X is faster by 31% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1050 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
38
46
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
40
2018 Hitman 2
29
36
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
40
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
32
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26
33
2016 Hitman
46
56
2016 Overwatch
52
62
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
40
48
2016 The Division
34
41
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
38
2015 The Witcher 3
30
38
2013 Battlefield 4
40
52
2013 Crysis 3
34
44

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
28
33
2018 Hitman 2
20
23
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
26
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
25
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
30
2016 Hitman
33
42
2016 Overwatch
36
43
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
28
32
2016 The Division
25
31
2015 DiRT Rally
38
48
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
27
2015 The Witcher 3
22
29
2013 Battlefield 4
26
34
2013 Crysis 3
21
27

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
22
2018 Hitman 2
12
14
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
14
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
11
14
2016 Overwatch
19
22

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / Core 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. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon R9 380X / Core 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. View Current Price List

GTX 1050 vs R9 380X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1050 R9 380X
Board NumberPG210 SKU 1C766, C784
Length5.7 inches 145 mm8.7 inches 221 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W190 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050 R9 380X
GPU Clock1392 MHz970 MHz
Memory Clock1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1425 MHz 5700 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050 R9 380X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price109 USD229 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateOct 25th, 2016Nov 19th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1050 R9 380X
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.16
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1050 R9 380X
ArchitecturePascalGCN 3.0
Die Size132 mm²366 mm²
GPU NameGP107Antigua
GPU VariantGP107-301-K1-A1Antigua XT (215-0877016)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors3,300 million5,000 million

Memory

GTX 1050 R9 380X
Bandwidth84.10 GB/s182.4 GB/s
Memory Bus96 bit256 bit
Memory Size3072 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050 R9 380X
ROPs3232
Shading Units7682048
TMUs48128

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050 R9 380X
FP16 (half) performance36.43 GFLOPS (1:64)3,973 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance2,332 GFLOPS3,973 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance72.86 GFLOPS (1:32)248.3 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate46.56 GPixel/s31.04 GPixel/s
Texture Rate72.86 GTexel/s124.2 GTexel/s