GeForce GTX 1050 vs Radeon HD 7970

GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Oct 2016
GeForce GTX 1050
Radeon HD 7970
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Dec 2011
Radeon HD 7970

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    103%
  • Radeon HD 7970
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1050

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.

No clear winner declared

These graphics cards seems to have comparable performance based on the game benchmark suite used (2 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 Radeon HD 7970
GPU Name GP107 (GP107-300-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 640 vs 2048
Compute Units 5 vs 32
Core clock 1354 MHz vs 925 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 40 vs 128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 Radeon HD 7970
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective
vs 1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1050 Radeon HD 7970
TDP 75 watts vs 250 watts
Release Date 25 Oct 2016 vs 22 Dec 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    43.30 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    29.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    54.20 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    118.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    112.10 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    264.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    1733.10 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
    58
  • Radeon HD 7970
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    39
  • Radeon HD 7970
    39

FPS (higher is better)