NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
AMD Radeon RX 550

GTX 1050 RX 550 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon RX 550
Price $ 124 $ 75 49 (49%)
Year 2018 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 57C 8 (13%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 36dB 8.8 (22%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 400W 100 (29%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 24 FPS 13.2 (44%)
Average 1440p Performance 26 FPS 17 FPS 9.5 (44%)
Average 4K Performance 15 FPS 9 FPS 5.4 (46%)
Memory 3 GB 2 GB 1 (40%)
Overall Combination Score 68/100 66/100 2 (3%)

Our Verdict: The GTX 1050 is faster by 57% for 1440p gaming.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
11
2018 Battlefield V
38
22
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30
25
2018 Fallout 76
38
25
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
23
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
17
2018 Hitman 2
29
20
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
32
21
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
16
2017 Dawn of War III
49
32
2017 Destiny 2
48
32
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
22
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
32
21
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
16
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26
17
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
27
18
2016 Battlefield 1
47
31
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
27
17
2016 Doom
66
43
2016 F1 2016
44
29
2016 Hitman
46
30
2016 Overwatch
52
26
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
40
26
2016 The Division
34
22
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38
25
2015 DiRT Rally
54
35
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
19
2015 The Witcher 3
30
19
2013 Battlefield 4
40
26
2013 Crysis 3
34
22

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
4
2018 Battlefield V
28
15
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
16
19
2018 Fallout 76
28
13
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
18
2018 Forza Horizon 4
28
14
2018 Hitman 2
20
13
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
21
13
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
14
2017 Dawn of War III
31
20
2017 Destiny 2
42
27
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
11
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23
15
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
12
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
16
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25
16
2016 Battlefield 1
34
22
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
18
12
2016 Doom
45
29
2016 F1 2016
35
22
2016 Hitman
33
22
2016 Overwatch
36
18
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
28
18
2016 The Division
25
16
2016 Total War: Warhammer
27
17
2015 DiRT Rally
38
24
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
13
2015 The Witcher 3
22
14
2013 Battlefield 4
26
17
2013 Crysis 3
21
13

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
6
2018 Battlefield V
14
9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
16
10
2018 Fallout 76
15
7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
12
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
9
2018 Hitman 2
12
8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
5
6
2017 Dawn of War III
15
10
2017 Destiny 2
21
13
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
13
9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
11
7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
18
12
2016 Battlefield 1
19
12
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
9
6
2016 Doom
23
15
2016 F1 2016
20
13
2016 Overwatch
19
9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
14
9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
10
6

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 RX 550 / Core 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. View Current Price List

GTX 1050 vs RX 550 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1050 RX 550
Board NumberPG210 SKU 1D090-01
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 DateOct 25th, 2016Apr 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
ROPs3216
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 Rate46.56 GPixel/s18.93 GPixel/s
Texture Rate72.86 GTexel/s37.86 GTexel/s