GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB vs Radeon HD 7970

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 21 May 2018
GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
Radeon HD 7970
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Dec 2011
Radeon HD 7970

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    109%
  • Radeon HD 7970
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB

9% higher gaming performance.
175 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7970 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7970

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB

The GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (2 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Radeon HD 7970
GPU Name GP107 (GP107-301-A1) vs Tahiti (Tahiti XT)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 132 mm² vs 352 mm²
Transistors 3,300 million vs 4,313 million
Shaders 768 vs 2048
Compute Units 6 vs 32
Core clock 1392 MHz vs 925 MHz
ROPs 24 vs 32
TMUs 48 vs 128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Radeon HD 7970
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 96 bit vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective
vs 1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
Memory Size 3072 Mb vs 3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Radeon HD 7970
TDP 75 watts vs 250 watts
Release Date 21 May 2018 vs 22 Dec 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    36.43 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    29.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    72.86 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    118.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    84.10 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    264.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    2332.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7970
    3789.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    62
  • Radeon HD 7970
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    41
  • Radeon HD 7970
    39

FPS (higher is better)