NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile vs AMD Radeon RX 560 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 560 Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
58.05
 
71.43
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
GP106B
 
Baffin
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 February 2017
 
5 January 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$99.99
Price now
$140
 
$105

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile'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 RX 560 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
1024
CUDA cores
640
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1290 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1392 MHz
 
1053 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
3,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
55 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
76.93 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
2,462 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile 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
n/d
 
large
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile: 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
2 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
7008 MHz
 
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
112 GB / s
 
96 GB / s
Shared memory
n/d
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
HDCP
2.2
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
-
GameStream
+
 
-
GPU Boost
3.0
 
n/d
CUDA
+
 
-
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
n/d
 
+
Ansel
+
 
n/d
ShadowWorks
+
 
n/d
HDMI 2.0
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1050 Mobile 24.39 +8.4%
RX 560 Mobile 22.51

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1050 Mobile 38082 +4.3%
RX 560 Mobile 36528

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1050 Mobile 5452 +11.3%
RX 560 Mobile 4899

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1050 Mobile 6066 +5.7%
RX 560 Mobile 5738

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1050 Mobile 7664
RX 560 Mobile 8329 +8.7%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and Radeon RX 560 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

8.4% faster in synthetic tests
Higher memory bandwidth (112 vs 96 GB/s)
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
GameStream (streams data between the PC and NVIDIA SHIELD device attached to a TV. Basically allows using the PC as a gaming console)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 560 Mobile

More pipelines (1024 vs 640)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (55 vs 75 watts)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
HDMI 2.0
AMD FreeSync
FreeSync

So, GTX 1050 Mobile or RX 560 Mobile?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile and AMD Radeon RX 560 Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
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