NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile vs AMD Radeon R9 M390X

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M390X

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
36.75
 
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Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 3.0
Code name
GP106B
 
Amethyst
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 February 2017
 
5 May 2015
Price now
$160
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X'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 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
2048
CUDA cores
640
 
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Core clock speed
1354 MHz
 
723 MHz
Boost Clock
1493 MHz
 
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Transistor count
4,400 million
 
5,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
75 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
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Texture fill rate
59.72
 
92.54
Floating-point performance
no data
 
2,961 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X: 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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
7008 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
112 GB/s
 
160.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
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Multi monitor support
+
 
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Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDCP
2.2
 
-
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
DualGraphics
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
-
GameStream
+
 
-
GPU Boost
3.0
 
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CUDA
+
 
-
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
no data
ShadowWorks
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
OpenCL
no data
 
Not Listed
Vulkan
+
 
+
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1050 Mobile 21.47
R9 M390X 21.47

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1050 Mobile 7693
R9 M390X 9448 +22.8%

Passmark

GTX 1050 Mobile 4464 +2.5%
R9 M390X 4356

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon R9 M390X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

Much newer (1 February 2017 vs 5 May 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Multi-Projection
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Multi Monitor
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)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
ShadowWorks
Ansel
3D Vision Surround
NVIDIAGameStreamReady

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M390X

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2048 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 112 GB/s)
DirectX 12
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
OpenGL 4.3 (Open Graphics Library - an API for 3D graphics and GPUs usage)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
EyefinitySupport
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
PowerTuneMenu
DualGraphics
ZeroCoreMenu
SwitchableGraphics
MantleMenu

So, GTX 1050 Mobile or R9 M390X?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and AMD Radeon R9 M390X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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