AMD Radeon R9 380 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.49
 
1.69
Architecture
GCN
 
Pascal
GPU code name
Tonga Pro
 
N17P-G1
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
no data
Release date
26 June 2015
 
25 October 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
$139
Price now
$361
 
$542

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1792
 
768
CUDA cores
no data
 
768
Compute units
28
 
no data
Core clock speed
no data
 
1291 MHz
Boost Clock
970 MHz
 
1392 MHz
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
3,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
 
75 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
97 °C
Texture fill rate
108.6
 
66.82
Floating-point performance
3,476 gflops
 
2,138 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 380 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 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).

Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
221 mm
 
145 mm
Form factor
full height / full length / dual slot
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 6-pin
 
None
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
-
 
no data
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
970 MHz
 
7008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
182.4 GB/s
 
112 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 380 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. 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
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
+
 
-
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
no data
HDMI
+
 
+
DisplayPort support
+
 
-
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

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

CrossFire
+
 
-
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
LiquidVR
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
ZeroCore
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
DDMA audio
+
 
no data
VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 380 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.3
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
+
 
1.2.131
Mantle
+
 
-
CUDA
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 380 24.46
GTX 1050 Ti 24.96 +2%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R9 380 303773
GTX 1050 Ti 352876 +16.2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 380 50723
GTX 1050 Ti 50939 +0.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 380 7201 +5.6%
GTX 1050 Ti 6816

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 380 8218 +9.8%
GTX 1050 Ti 7485

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 380 12191 +29%
GTX 1050 Ti 9453

Passmark

R9 380 6215
GTX 1050 Ti 6344 +2.1%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4502 −0.9%
 
4541 +0.9%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4502 −0.9%
 
4541 +0.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 380 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
404 Mh/s +23.9%
 
326 Mh/s −23.9%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.66 Gh/s −53%
 
1.01 Gh/s +53%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
18 Mh/s +42.6%
 
12.62 Mh/s −42.6%
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.48 kh/s +60%
 
0.3 kh/s −60%
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
168.45 Sol/s +7.6%
 
156.48 Sol/s −7.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 380 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 380

Cheaper ($361.00 USD vs $542.00 USD)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (1792 vs 768)

Higher memory bandwidth (182.4 vs 112 GB/s)

Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

2% faster in synthetic tests

Much newer (25 October 2016 vs 26 June 2015)

Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)

Less power hungry (75 vs 190 watts)

VR Ready

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

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)

So, R9 380 or GTX 1050 Ti?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 380 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R9 380 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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