GeForce GTX 1050 vs Radeon R9 280X

GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Oct 2016
GeForce GTX 1050
Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 280X

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    100%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    115%

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 R9 280X .
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 280X

15% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon R9 280X

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 280X

The Radeon R9 280X is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (13 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050Radeon R9 280X
GPU NameGP107 (GP107-300-A1)vsTahiti (Tahiti XTL)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size132 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors3,300 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders640vs2048
Compute Units5vs32
Core clock1354 MHzvs850 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs40vs128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050Radeon R9 280X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective
vs1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1050Radeon R9 280X
TDP75 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date25 Oct 2016vs8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    43.30 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    27.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    54.20 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    109.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    112.10 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    288.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    1733.10 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 280X
    3482.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    40
  • Radeon R9 280X
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    44
  • Radeon R9 280X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    40
  • Radeon R9 280X
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    58
  • Radeon R9 280X
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    35
  • Radeon R9 280X
    42

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    33
  • Radeon R9 280X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    26
  • Radeon R9 280X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    28
  • Radeon R9 280X
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    26
  • Radeon R9 280X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    39
  • Radeon R9 280X
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    26
  • Radeon R9 280X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    25
  • Radeon R9 280X
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1050
    16
  • Radeon R9 280X
    22

FPS (higher is better)