NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q vs AMD Radeon RX 550X

Price now 259$
Games supported 65%
AMD Radeon RX 550X
Radeon RX 550X
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1100 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1366 MHz
  • Max video memory 3 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1197$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating477not rated
Value for money5.14no data
ArchitectureGCN 4.0 (2016−2020)Pascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameLexaGP107
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date16 December 2018
(4 years old)
1 February 2019
(4 years old)
Current price$259 $1197
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, 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. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores512768
Core clock speed1100 MHz1366 MHz
Boost clock speed1183 MHz1442 MHz
Number of transistors2,200 million3,300 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Watt75 Watt
Texture fill rate37.8669.22
Floating-point performance1,211 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
Length145 mmno data
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GB3 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit96 Bit
Memory clock speed6000 MHz7008 MHz
Memory bandwidth96 GB/s84.1 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPortNo outputs
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.4
CUDAno data6.1

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 16 December 2018 1 February 2019
Memory bus width 128 96
Memory bandwidth 96 84.1
Pipelines / CUDA cores 512 768
Thermal design power (TDP) 50 Watt 75 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon RX 550X
Radeon RX 550X


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Competitors of Radeon RX 550X by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 550X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 960A.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q from AMD is Radeon HD 6950.

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