NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs AMD Radeon R9 280X
Comparison of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
66.82 GTexel / s
128.0 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
112 GB / s
288 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 1050 Ti 29.78 +14.4%
R9 280X 26.03
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 1050 Ti 352876 +23.7%
R9 280X 285376
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 1050 Ti 50939
R9 280X 52117 +2.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 1050 Ti 6816
R9 280X 7368 +8.1%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti 7485
R9 280X 8343 +11.5%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 1050 Ti 9453
R9 280X 10792 +14.2%
GTX 1050 Ti 6563 +12.4%
R9 280X 5837
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
326 Mh/s −51.5%
494 Mh/s +51.5%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
1.01 Gh/s −5.9%
1.07 Gh/s +5.9%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
12.62 Mh/s −14.3%
14.42 Mh/s +14.3%
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.3 kh/s −66.7%
0.5 kh/s +66.7%
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
156.48 Sol/s −82.1%
285 Sol/s +82.1%
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (25 October 2016 vs 8 October 2013)
Cheaper ($139 vs $299)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 250 watts)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 280X
Wider memory bus (384 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2048 vs 768)
Higher memory bandwidth (288 vs 112 GB/s)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
AMD App Acceleration
So, GTX 1050 Ti or R9 280X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon R9 280X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.