GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB vs Radeon R9 280

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 21 May 2018
GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
Radeon R9 280
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Mar 2014
Radeon R9 280

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB

125 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 280 .
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 R9 280

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

No clear winner declared

We have no data to declare a winner at this time.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GBRadeon R9 280
GPU NameGP107 (GP107-301-A1)vsTahiti (Tahiti PRO3)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size132 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors3,300 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders768vs1792
Compute Units6vs28
Core clock1392 MHzvs827 MHz
ROPs24vs32
TMUs48vs112

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GBRadeon R9 280
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width96 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size3072 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1050 3 GBRadeon R9 280
TDP75 wattsvs200 watts
Release Date21 May 2018vs4 Mar 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    36.43 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 280
    29.86 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    72.86 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 280
    104.50 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    84.10 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 280
    240.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    2332.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 280
    3344.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better