Radeon HD 5950 vs GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Primary details

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking309not rated
Place by popularity7not in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation5.97no data
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)TeraScale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameN17P-G1Hemlock
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date25 October 2016 (7 years ago)no data
Launch price (MSRP)$139 no data
Current price$207 (1.5x MSRP)$37

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Detailed specifications

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores7681440
CUDA cores768no data
Core clock speed1291 MHz725 MHz
Boost clock speed1392 MHzno data
Number of transistors3,300 million2,154 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)75 Watt302 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature97 °Cno data
Texture fill rate66.8252.20
Floating-point performance2,138 gflopsno data

Form factor & compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length145 mm280 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated video RAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GB1 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed7008 MHz4 GB/s
Memory bandwidth112 GB/s128.0 GB/s
Shared memory-no data

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort2x DVI, 1x HDMI 1.3a, 1x DisplayPort 1.1
HDMI++
G-SYNC support+no data

Supported technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data
Ansel+no data

API compatibility

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model6.45.0
OpenGL4.64.4
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.2.131N/A
CUDA+no data

Pros & cons summary


Maximum RAM amount 4 GB 1 GB
Chip lithography 16 nm 40 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 75 Watt 302 Watt

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