NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
AMD Radeon RX 550

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 550
GTX 1050 RX 550 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon RX 550
Price $ 129.0 $ 74.0 55 (43%)
Year 2018 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 57C 8 (12%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 36.2dB 8.8 (20%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 400W 100 (33%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 34.9 FPS 22.5 FPS 12.4 (36%)
Average 1440p Performance 25.0 FPS 16.1 FPS 8.9 (36%)
Average 4K Performance 14.4 FPS 9.2 FPS 5.2 (36%)
Memory 3 GB 2 GB 1 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8 $ 3.5 1.3 (27%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8 $ 4.9 1.9 (28%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.7 $ 8.6 3.1 (26%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon RX 550
Overall Combination Score 66/100 66/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: The GTX 1050 is faster by 55% for 1440p gaming.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
24
27.0
16
18.0
2019 Anthem
15
17.4
10
11.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
25.5
15
17.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
39.4
22
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
15
17.6
10
11.2
2019 World War Z
29
32.4
27
30.0
2019 Gears of War 5
22
25.5
14
16.2
2019 F1 2019
28
32.1
18
20.4
2019 GreedFall
26
28.9
16
18.4
2019 Borderlands 3
18
20.3
11
12.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27
30.4
22
25.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
17.2
10
11.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
32.3
20
23.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
31.8
18
20.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30
33.4
15
17.0
2018 Fallout 76
34
38.3
22
25.0
2018 Hitman 2
26
29.4
18
20.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
25.4
14
16.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
27.3
15
17.4
2018 Strange Brigade
36
41.1
23
26.2
2018 Battlefield V
34
38.3
19
22.0
2017 Dawn of War III
43
48.6
28
31.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
28
31.8
18
20.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
29.4
14
16.4
2017 Destiny 2
43
48.4
28
31.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
24.9
14
16.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
30
33.6
19
21.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
35.1
20
22.3
2017 For Honor
42
46.8
26
29.8
2017 Project CARS 2
29
33.1
18
21.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
36
40.2
22
25.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
23
26.1
15
16.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
23
26.6
15
17.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
24
27.1
15
17.6
2016 Doom
59
65.8
38
42.7
2016 F1 2016
39
44.2
25
28.7
2016 Hitman
41
46.4
27
30.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
36
40.3
23
26.1
2016 The Division
30
34.1
19
22.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
33
37.6
22
24.5
2016 Battlefield 1
42
47.4
27
30.8
2016 Overwatch
46
52.0
23
25.9
2016 Dishonored 2
21
24.2
13
15.4
2015 DiRT Rally
48
53.9
31
34.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
29.4
17
19.1
2015 The Witcher 3
26
29.9
17
19.4
2015 Rocket League
122
136.5
78
86.8
2015 Need For Speed
34
37.8
21
24.1
2015 Project CARS
32
36.3
20
23.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
59
66.3
37
42.2
2013 Crysis 3
30
33.8
19
21.9
2013 Battlefield 4
35
39.8
23
25.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
84
93.6
53
59.5
2009 League of Legends
157
175.5
100
111.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
20.1
10
13.4
2019 Anthem
11
13.8
7
9.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
19.8
10
13.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
26.5
13
16.9
2019 Metro Exodus
10
13.7
6
8.7
2019 World War Z
18
23.7
17
21.9
2019 Gears of War 5
14
18.5
9
11.8
2019 F1 2019
18
22.7
11
14.4
2019 GreedFall
16
20.9
10
13.3
2019 Borderlands 3
11
14.2
7
9.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
12
15.7
15
18.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
7
9.8
3
4.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
19
24.5
14
18.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
20.5
10
13.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
27.9
11
14.0
2018 Fallout 76
22
27.5
10
13.0
2018 Hitman 2
15
19.6
10
13.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
18.7
9
11.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
19.1
9
12.2
2018 Strange Brigade
22
28.7
14
18.2
2018 Battlefield V
22
27.5
12
15.0
2017 Dawn of War III
24
30.7
16
20.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
18
23.4
12
15.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
17.7
11
14.0
2017 Destiny 2
33
41.5
21
27.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
18.9
9
12.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
17
21.9
8
11.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
25.4
12
16.1
2017 For Honor
21
27.3
13
17.4
2017 Project CARS 2
18
23.4
11
14.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
29
36.3
18
23.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
19
24.3
12
15.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14
18.0
9
11.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
20
25.1
12
16.2
2016 Doom
35
44.7
23
29.0
2016 F1 2016
27
34.5
17
22.4
2016 Hitman
26
33.1
17
21.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
22
27.5
14
17.8
2016 The Division
19
24.5
12
16.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
21
26.5
13
17.2
2016 Battlefield 1
27
34.3
17
22.4
2016 Overwatch
28
35.9
14
18.2
2016 Dishonored 2
16
20.7
10
13.1
2015 DiRT Rally
30
37.6
19
24.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
16
20.5
10
13.3
2015 The Witcher 3
17
21.9
11
14.2
2015 Rocket League
46
58.5
29
37.2
2015 Need For Speed
23
29.3
14
18.6
2015 Project CARS
22
27.7
14
17.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
34
42.9
21
27.3
2013 Crysis 3
16
20.6
10
13.3
2013 Battlefield 4
20
25.9
13
16.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
62
78.0
39
49.6
2009 League of Legends
78
97.5
49
62.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
12.0
5
8.0
2019 Anthem
5
7.5
3
5.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
10.5
4
7.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
9
13.1
5
8.3
2019 Metro Exodus
6
8.6
3
5.5
2019 World War Z
9
13.6
8
12.6
2019 Gears of War 5
8
11.7
5
7.4
2019 F1 2019
10
14.4
6
9.2
2019 GreedFall
6
8.6
3
5.5
2019 Borderlands 3
5
7.4
3
4.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
10
15.7
7
10.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6
9.7
4
6.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
10
15.7
8
12.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7
11.3
5
7.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
13
18.9
6
9.0
2018 Fallout 76
10
14.7
4
7.0
2018 Hitman 2
8
11.8
5
8.0
2018 Just Cause 4
6
9.8
4
6.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
9.2
4
5.8
2018 Strange Brigade
10
15.6
6
9.9
2018 Battlefield V
9
14.1
6
9.1
2017 Dawn of War III
10
15.3
6
9.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
9
13.3
6
8.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
3
4.8
4
6.0
2017 Destiny 2
14
20.5
9
13.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
7
10.8
4
7.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
8
11.7
3
5.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
12
17.6
7
11.2
2017 For Honor
9
13.7
6
8.7
2017 Project CARS 2
13
19.5
8
12.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
21
30.4
13
19.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6
9.2
4
5.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
12
17.8
8
11.5
2016 Doom
15
22.6
10
14.7
2016 F1 2016
14
20.2
9
13.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
9
14.1
6
9.1
2016 Battlefield 1
12
18.5
8
12.0
2016 Overwatch
12
18.5
6
9.1
2016 Dishonored 2
11
16.4
7
10.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
6
9.7
4
6.3
2015 Rocket League
19
27.3
12
17.4
2015 Need For Speed
13
19.5
8
12.4
2015 Project CARS
13
19.5
8
12.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
13
19.9
8
12.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
49
70.2
31
44.6
2009 League of Legends
27
39.0
17
24.8
GTX 1050 vs RX 550 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K 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 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.

GTX 1050 vs RX 550 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1050 RX 550
Board NumberPG210D090-01
Length5.7 inches 145 mm5.7 inches 145 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNoneNone
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W50 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050 RX 550
Boost Clock1518 MHz1183 MHz
GPU Clock1392 MHz1100 MHz
Memory Clock1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050 RX 550
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x8
GenerationGeForce 1000Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price109 USD79 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMay 21st, 2018Apr 20th, 2017

Graphics Features

GTX 1050 RX 550
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 RX 550
ArchitecturePascalGCN 4.0
Die Size132 mm²103 mm²
GPU NameGP107Lexa
GPU VariantGP107-301-K1-A1Lexa PRO (215-0904018)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors3,300 million2,200 million

Memory

GTX 1050 RX 550
Bandwidth84.10 GB/s112.0 GB/s
Memory Bus96 bit128 bit
Memory Size3072 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050 RX 550
ROPs2416
Shading Units768512
TMUs4832

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050 RX 550
FP16 (half) performance36.43 GFLOPS (1:64)1,211 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance2,332 GFLOPS1,211 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance72.86 GFLOPS (1:32)75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate36.43 GPixel/s18.93 GPixel/s
Texture Rate72.86 GTexel/s37.86 GTexel/s

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