AMD Radeon RX 470 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
94.38
 
44.89
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Pascal
Code name
Ellesmere
 
GP107
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
4 August 2016
 
25 October 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$179
 
$139
Price now
$100
 
$171

Technical specs

Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
768
CUDA cores
no data
 
768
Core clock speed
926 MHz
 
1291 MHz
Boost Clock
1206 MHz
 
1392 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
3,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
75 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
97 °C
Texture fill rate
154.4
 
66.82
Floating-point performance
4,940 gflops
 
2,138 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 470 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
145 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti: 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
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
6600 MHz
 
7008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
211.2 GB/s
 
112 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 470 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
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
-
3D Vision
-
 
+
VR Ready
no data
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
Multi-Projection
no data
 
+
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
+
 
no data
Ansel
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 470 36.47 +23%
GTX 1050 Ti 29.66

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 470 380689 +7.9%
GTX 1050 Ti 352876

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 470 68475 +34.4%
GTX 1050 Ti 50939

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 470 9507 +39.5%
GTX 1050 Ti 6816

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 470 11885 +58.8%
GTX 1050 Ti 7485

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 470 17625 +86.4%
GTX 1050 Ti 9453

Passmark

RX 470 7907 +23%
GTX 1050 Ti 6431

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4501 −0.9%
 
4541 +0.9%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4501 −0.9%
 
4541 +0.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
495 Mh/s +51.8%
 
326 Mh/s −51.8%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
no data
 
1.01 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
30 Mh/s +137.7%
 
12.62 Mh/s −137.7%
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
no data
 
0.3 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
200 Sol/s +27.8%
 
156.48 Sol/s −27.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 470

23% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2048 vs 768)
Higher memory bandwidth (211.2 vs 112 GB/s)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
AMD FreeSync
FreeSync

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Somewhat newer (25 October 2016 vs 4 August 2016)
Cheaper ($139 vs $179)
Less power hungry (75 vs 120 watts)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
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)
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)
Ansel
3D Vision Surround

So, RX 470 or GTX 1050 Ti?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 470.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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