GeForce GTX 1050 vs Radeon R9 280

GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Oct 2016
GeForce GTX 1050

Radeon R9 280
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Mar 2014
Radeon R9 280

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1050

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


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 Radeon R9 280
GPU Name GP107 (GP107-300-A1) vs Tahiti (Tahiti PRO3)
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 1792
Compute Units 5 vs 28
Core clock 1354 MHz vs 827 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 40 vs 112

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 Radeon R9 280
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective
vs 1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1050 Radeon R9 280
TDP 75 watts vs 200 watts
Release Date 25 Oct 2016 vs 4 Mar 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    43.30 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 280
    29.86 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    54.20 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 280
    104.50 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    112.10 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 280
    240.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    1733.10 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 280
    3344.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better