NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
AMD Radeon RX 560

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
GTX 1050 RX 560 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon RX 560
Price $ 129.0 $ 99.0 30 (23%)
Year 2018 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 62C 3 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 41.7dB 3.3 (7%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 425W 125 (42%)
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 32.3 FPS 2.6 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 25.1 FPS 22.9 FPS 2.2 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 14.6 FPS 13.4 FPS 1.2 (8%)
Memory 3 GB 4 GB 1 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8 $ 3.1 1.7 (35%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.7 $ 4.3 2.4 (36%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.6 $ 7.4 4.2 (36%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 66/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 560 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.

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27.0
27.0
2019 Anthem
17.4
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25.5
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
39.4
34.2
2019 Metro Exodus
17.6
15.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30.4
36.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17.2
18.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32.3
33.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31.8
27.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33.4
29.0
2018 Fallout 76
38.3
32.0
2018 Hitman 2
29.4
25.0
2018 Just Cause 4
25.4
22.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.3
23.7
2018 Battlefield V
38.3
43.0
2017 Dawn of War III
48.6
45.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
31.8
29.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29.4
27.0
2017 Destiny 2
48.4
49.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24.9
23.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
33.6
31.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
35.1
30.5
2017 For Honor
46.8
40.7
2017 Project CARS 2
33.1
28.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
40.2
34.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26.1
24.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26.6
24.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
27.1
25.2
2016 Doom
65.8
61.0
2016 F1 2016
44.2
41.0
2016 Hitman
46.4
43.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
40.3
37.3
2016 The Division
34.1
31.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37.6
35.0
2016 Battlefield 1
47.4
44.0
2016 Overwatch
52.0
45.5
2016 Dishonored 2
24.2
21.0
2015 DiRT Rally
53.9
49.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29.4
27.2
2015 The Witcher 3
29.9
27.7
2015 Rocket League
136.5
118.7
2015 Need For Speed
37.8
32.9
2015 Project CARS
36.3
31.5
2013 Crysis 3
33.8
31.4
2013 Battlefield 4
39.8
36.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
93.6
81.4
2009 League of Legends
175.5
152.6

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
20.1
20.1
2019 Anthem
13.8
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19.8
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
26.5
23.1
2019 Metro Exodus
13.7
11.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
15.7
22.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
9.8
6.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24.5
25.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20.5
17.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27.9
25.0
2018 Fallout 76
27.5
17.0
2018 Hitman 2
19.6
16.0
2018 Just Cause 4
18.7
16.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19.1
16.6
2018 Battlefield V
27.5
26.0
2017 Dawn of War III
30.7
28.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23.4
21.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
17.7
18.0
2017 Destiny 2
41.5
42.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18.9
17.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21.9
18.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25.4
22.0
2017 For Honor
27.3
23.7
2017 Project CARS 2
23.4
20.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
36.3
31.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24.3
22.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
18.0
16.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25.1
23.2
2016 Doom
44.7
41.4
2016 F1 2016
34.5
32.0
2016 Hitman
33.1
30.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
27.5
25.5
2016 The Division
24.5
22.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
26.5
24.5
2016 Battlefield 1
34.3
32.0
2016 Overwatch
35.9
31.5
2016 Dishonored 2
20.7
18.0
2015 DiRT Rally
37.6
34.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20.5
19.0
2015 The Witcher 3
21.9
20.4
2015 Rocket League
58.5
50.8
2015 Need For Speed
29.3
25.4
2015 Project CARS
27.7
24.1
2013 Crysis 3
20.6
19.1
2013 Battlefield 4
25.9
24.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
78.0
67.8
2009 League of Legends
97.5
84.8

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
12.0
12.0
2019 Anthem
7.5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10.5
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
13.1
11.4
2019 Metro Exodus
8.6
7.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
15.7
16.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
9.7
9.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15.7
16.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11.3
9.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
18.9
16.0
2018 Fallout 76
14.7
9.0
2018 Hitman 2
11.8
10.0
2018 Just Cause 4
9.8
8.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9.2
8.0
2018 Battlefield V
14.1
14.4
2017 Dawn of War III
15.3
14.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
13.3
12.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
4.8
8.0
2017 Destiny 2
20.5
20.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10.8
10.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11.7
10.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17.6
15.3
2017 For Honor
13.7
11.9
2017 Project CARS 2
19.5
17.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30.4
26.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
9.2
8.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
17.8
16.5
2016 Doom
22.6
21.0
2016 F1 2016
20.2
18.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
14.1
13.0
2016 Battlefield 1
18.5
17.2
2016 Overwatch
18.5
16.1
2016 Dishonored 2
16.4
14.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
9.7
9.0
2015 Rocket League
27.3
23.7
2015 Need For Speed
19.5
17.0
2015 Project CARS
19.5
17.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
70.2
61.0
2009 League of Legends
39.0
33.9
GTX 1050 vs RX 560 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1050 vs RX 560 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1050 vs RX 560 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 4K 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 560 / i7-7700K

The RX 560 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 560 against the competition in budget graphics cards. The RX 560 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 560 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 560 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1050 vs RX 560 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1050 RX 560
Board NumberPG210C994
Length5.7 inches 145 mm6.7 inches 170 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNoneNone
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W75 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1050 RX 560
Boost Clock1518 MHz1275 MHz
GPU Clock1392 MHz1175 MHz
Memory Clock1752 MHz 7008 MHz effective1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1050 RX 560
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x8
GenerationGeForce 1000Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price109 USD99 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMay 21st, 2018Apr 18th, 2017

Graphics Features

GTX 1050 RX 560
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 560
ArchitecturePascalGCN 4.0
Die Size132 mm²123 mm²
GPU NameGP107Polaris 21
GPU VariantGP107-301-K1-A1Polaris 21 XT (215-0908004)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors3,300 million3,000 million

Memory

GTX 1050 RX 560
Bandwidth84.10 GB/s112.0 GB/s
Memory Bus96 bit128 bit
Memory Size3072 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1050 RX 560
ROPs2416
Shading Units7681024
TMUs4864

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1050 RX 560
FP16 (half) performance36.43 GFLOPS (1:64)2,611 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance2,332 GFLOPS2,611 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance72.86 GFLOPS (1:32)163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate36.43 GPixel/s20.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate72.86 GTexel/s81.60 GTexel/s

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