NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
AMD Radeon RX 460

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 460
GTX 1050 RX 460 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon RX 460
Price $ 129.0 $ 140.0 11 (9%)
Year 2018 2016 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 67C 2 (3%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 48dB 3 (7%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 470W 170 (57%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
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 28.1 FPS 6.3 (18%)
Average 1440p Performance 24.7 FPS 20.0 FPS 4.7 (19%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 20.8 FPS 16.9 FPS 3.9 (19%)
Average 4K Performance 14.2 FPS 11.6 FPS 2.6 (18%)
Memory 3 GB 4 GB 1 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 5.0 0.1 (2%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8 $ 7.0 0.2 (3%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.1 $ 8.3 0.2 (2%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.9 $ 12.1 0.2 (2%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon RX 460
Overall Combination Score 66/100 65/100 1 (2%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 460 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 RX 460

The RX 470 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest GCN 4.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 460 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 140. AMD ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 460, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The RX 460 is much more expensive than the R7 360 as it costs a whopping $ 140. Compare this to the R7 360, which came originally at a price of $ 109. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 950 which costs $ 159.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 460
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
24
27.0
19
22.0
2019 Anthem
15
17.4
13
15.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
25.5
18
21.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
39.4
27
30.0
2019 Metro Exodus
15
17.6
11
13.0
2019 World War Z
29
32.4
32
36.0
2019 Gears of War 5
22
25.5
23
26.0
2019 F1 2019
28
32.1
29
32.6
2019 GreedFall
26
28.9
26
29.4
2019 Borderlands 3
18
20.3
18
20.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
35
39.0
35
39.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
13
15.0
13
15.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
21
23.6
21
24.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27
30.4
27
30.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
17.2
13
15.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
32.3
25
28.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
31.8
21
24.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30
33.4
20
23.0
2018 Fallout 76
34
38.3
25
28.0
2018 Hitman 2
26
29.4
19
22.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
25.4
17
19.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
27.3
18
21.0
2018 Strange Brigade
36
41.1
37
41.9
2018 Battlefield V
34
38.3
28
32.0
2017 Dawn of War III
43
48.6
34
38.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
28
31.8
22
25.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
29.4
19
22.0
2017 Destiny 2
43
48.4
36
41.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
24.9
18
20.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
30
33.6
23
26.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
35.1
23
26.0
2017 For Honor
42
46.8
31
35.0
2017 Project CARS 2
29
33.1
22
25.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
36
40.2
27
30.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
23
26.1
18
20.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
23
26.6
18
21.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
24
27.1
18
21.0
2016 Doom
59
65.8
46
52.0
2016 F1 2016
39
44.2
31
35.0
2016 Hitman
41
46.4
33
37.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
36
40.3
28
32.0
2016 The Division
30
34.1
24
27.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
33
37.6
27
30.0
2016 Battlefield 1
42
47.4
33
37.0
2016 Overwatch
46
52.0
32
36.0
2016 Dishonored 2
21
24.2
16
18.0
2015 DiRT Rally
48
53.9
37
42.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
29.4
20
23.0
2015 The Witcher 3
26
29.9
21
24.0
2015 Rocket League
122
136.5
92
103.0
2015 Need For Speed
34
37.8
26
29.0
2015 Project CARS
32
36.3
24
27.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
59
66.3
45
50.0
2013 Crysis 3
30
33.8
24
27.0
2013 Battlefield 4
35
39.8
27
31.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
84
93.6
63
70.0
2009 League of Legends
157
175.5
118
132.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 460
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
20.1
13
17.0
2019 Anthem
11
13.8
9
12.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
19.8
13
17.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
26.5
16
20.0
2019 Metro Exodus
10
13.7
8
10.0
2019 World War Z
18
23.7
21
27.0
2019 Gears of War 5
14
18.5
15
18.9
2019 F1 2019
18
22.7
18
23.1
2019 GreedFall
16
20.9
16
21.2
2019 Borderlands 3
11
14.2
11
14.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
22
28.1
22
28.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
9
12.3
10
12.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
14
18.5
15
18.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
12
15.7
16
20.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
7
9.8
4
5.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
19
24.5
16
21.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
20.5
12
15.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
27.9
15
19.0
2018 Fallout 76
22
27.5
12
15.0
2018 Hitman 2
15
19.6
11
14.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
18.7
11
14.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
19.1
11
14.0
2018 Strange Brigade
22
28.7
23
29.2
2018 Battlefield V
22
27.5
16
20.0
2017 Dawn of War III
24
30.7
19
24.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
18
23.4
15
19.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
17.7
12
16.0
2017 Destiny 2
33
41.5
28
35.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
18.9
12
15.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
17
21.9
12
15.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
25.4
15
19.0
2017 For Honor
21
27.3
16
21.0
2017 Project CARS 2
18
23.4
14
18.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
29
36.3
21
27.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
19
24.3
15
19.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14
18.0
11
14.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
20
25.1
16
20.0
2016 Doom
35
44.7
28
35.0
2016 F1 2016
27
34.5
21
27.0
2016 Hitman
26
33.1
20
26.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
22
27.5
17
22.0
2016 The Division
19
24.5
15
19.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
21
26.5
16
21.0
2016 Battlefield 1
27
34.3
21
27.0
2016 Overwatch
28
35.9
20
25.0
2016 Dishonored 2
16
20.7
12
16.0
2015 DiRT Rally
30
37.6
24
30.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
16
20.5
12
16.0
2015 The Witcher 3
17
21.9
13
17.0
2015 Rocket League
46
58.5
35
44.0
2015 Need For Speed
23
29.3
17
22.0
2015 Project CARS
22
27.7
16
21.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
34
42.9
25
32.0
2013 Crysis 3
16
20.6
12
16.0
2013 Battlefield 4
20
25.9
16
20.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
62
78.0
47
59.0
2009 League of Legends
78
97.5
58
73.0

3440x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 460
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13
17.2
10
14.4
2019 Anthem
8
11.4
7
9.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
12
16.2
10
13.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
16
21.2
12
16.1
2019 Metro Exodus
9
11.9
6
9.1
2019 World War Z
15
20.0
17
22.5
2019 Gears of War 5
12
16.2
12
16.5
2019 F1 2019
15
19.8
15
20.2
2019 GreedFall
12
15.8
12
16.0
2019 Borderlands 3
8
11.6
8
11.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
18
24.0
18
24.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
10.8
8
10.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
12
16.2
12
16.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
12
16.8
13
17.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
7
10.4
5
7.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
21.5
14
18.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
12
17.0
9
12.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
25.0
12
16.6
2018 Fallout 76
17
22.6
9
12.3
2018 Hitman 2
12
16.8
9
12.3
2018 Just Cause 4
11
15.2
8
11.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
15.1
8
11.2
2018 Strange Brigade
18
23.7
18
24.1
2018 Battlefield V
16
22.3
12
17.1
2017 Dawn of War III
18
24.6
14
19.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
14
19.6
11
15.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
9
12.0
9
12.3
2017 Destiny 2
25
33.2
21
27.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
15.9
9
12.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
18.0
9
12.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17
23.0
12
17.1
2017 For Honor
16
21.9
12
16.6
2017 Project CARS 2
17
23.0
13
17.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
27
35.7
20
26.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
11
14.6
8
11.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
17
23.0
13
18.2
2016 Doom
27
36.0
21
28.4
2016 F1 2016
22
29.3
17
23.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
16
21.7
12
17.1
2016 Battlefield 1
21
28.2
17
22.5
2016 Overwatch
22
29.1
15
20.3
2016 Dishonored 2
15
19.8
11
15.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
12
16.2
9
12.8
2015 Rocket League
34
45.9
26
34.8
2015 Need For Speed
19
26.1
15
19.8
2015 Project CARS
19
25.3
14
19.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
25
33.6
19
25.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
60
79.3
45
59.9
2009 League of Legends
55
73.0
41
54.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 460
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
12.0
7
10.0
2019 Anthem
5
7.5
4
6.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
10.5
6
9.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
9
13.1
7
10.0
2019 Metro Exodus
6
8.6
4
7.0
2019 World War Z
9
13.6
10
15.0
2019 Gears of War 5
8
11.7
8
11.9
2019 F1 2019
10
14.4
10
14.7
2019 GreedFall
6
8.6
6
8.7
2019 Borderlands 3
5
7.4
5
7.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
11
16.8
11
17.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
7.8
5
7.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
11.7
8
11.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
10
15.7
9
13.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6
9.7
5
8.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
10
15.7
9
14.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7
11.3
6
9.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
13
18.9
8
12.0
2018 Fallout 76
10
14.7
5
8.0
2018 Hitman 2
8
11.8
6
9.0
2018 Just Cause 4
6
9.8
4
7.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
9.2
4
7.0
2018 Strange Brigade
10
15.6
11
15.9
2018 Battlefield V
9
14.1
8
12.0
2017 Dawn of War III
10
15.3
8
12.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
9
13.3
7
10.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
3
4.8
4
7.0
2017 Destiny 2
14
20.5
11
17.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
7
10.8
5
8.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
8
11.7
5
8.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
12
17.6
9
13.0
2017 For Honor
9
13.7
7
10.0
2017 Project CARS 2
13
19.5
10
15.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
21
30.4
16
23.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6
9.2
4
7.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
12
17.8
9
14.0
2016 Doom
15
22.6
12
18.0
2016 F1 2016
14
20.2
11
16.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
9
14.1
7
11.0
2016 Battlefield 1
12
18.5
10
15.0
2016 Overwatch
12
18.5
9
13.0
2016 Dishonored 2
11
16.4
8
12.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
6
9.7
5
8.0
2015 Rocket League
19
27.3
14
21.0
2015 Need For Speed
13
19.5
10
15.0
2015 Project CARS
13
19.5
10
15.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
13
19.9
10
15.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
49
70.2
37
53.0
2009 League of Legends
27
39.0
20
29.0
GTX 1050 vs RX 460 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K 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 RX 460 / i7-6700K

The RX 460 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 460 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1050 vs RX 460 Specifications Comparison

GTX 1050 RX 460

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