NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
vs
AMD Radeon RX 560

GTX 1050 RX 560 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon RX 560
Price $ 124 $ 104 20 (18%)
Year 2018 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 62C 3 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 42dB 3.3 (8%)
Recommended Power Supply 300W 425W 125 (34%)
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 35 FPS 2.2 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 26 FPS 24 FPS 2.1 (8%)
Average 4K Performance 15 FPS 14 FPS 1 (7%)
Memory 3 GB 4 GB 1 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 68/100 66/100 2 (3%)

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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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
18
2018 Battlefield V
38
43
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30
36
2018 Fallout 76
38
32
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
33
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
29
2018 Hitman 2
29
25
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
32
27
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
27
2017 Dawn of War III
49
45
2017 Destiny 2
48
50
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
31
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
32
30
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
23
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26
24
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
27
25
2016 Battlefield 1
47
44
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
27
25
2016 Doom
66
61
2016 F1 2016
44
41
2016 Hitman
46
43
2016 Overwatch
52
46
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
40
37
2016 The Division
34
32
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38
35
2015 DiRT Rally
54
50
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
27
2015 The Witcher 3
30
28
2013 Battlefield 4
40
37
2013 Crysis 3
34
31

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
6
2018 Battlefield V
28
26
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
16
22
2018 Fallout 76
28
17
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
25
2018 Forza Horizon 4
28
25
2018 Hitman 2
20
16
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
21
17
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
18
2017 Dawn of War III
31
29
2017 Destiny 2
42
42
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
19
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23
22
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
18
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
23
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25
23
2016 Battlefield 1
34
32
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
18
17
2016 Doom
45
41
2016 F1 2016
35
32
2016 Hitman
33
31
2016 Overwatch
36
32
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
28
26
2016 The Division
25
23
2016 Total War: Warhammer
27
25
2015 DiRT Rally
38
35
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
19
2015 The Witcher 3
22
20
2013 Battlefield 4
26
24
2013 Crysis 3
21
19

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
10
2018 Battlefield V
14
14
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
16
16
2018 Fallout 76
15
9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
16
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
16
2018 Hitman 2
12
10
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
10
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
5
8
2017 Dawn of War III
15
14
2017 Destiny 2
21
21
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
11
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
13
12
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
11
10
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
18
17
2016 Battlefield 1
19
17
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
9
9
2016 Doom
23
21
2016 F1 2016
20
19
2016 Overwatch
19
16
2016 Total War: Warhammer
14
13
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
10
9

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 560 / Core 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. View Current Price List

GTX 1050 vs RX 560 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1050 RX 560
Board NumberPG210 SKU 1C994
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 DateOct 25th, 2016Apr 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
ROPs3216
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 Rate46.56 GPixel/s20.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate72.86 GTexel/s81.60 GTexel/s