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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 3550

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 3550

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Lower TDP 30W vs 75W 2.5x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

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Much higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 594 MHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 792 MHz More than 8.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 112.1 GB/s vs 6.34 GB/s Around 17.8x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher pixel rate 46.56 GPixel/s vs 2.38 GPixel/s More than 19.5x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 1,862 GFLOPS vs 47.52 GFLOPS Around 39.2x better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 396 MHz Around 4.5x higher memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 58.2 GTexel/s vs 2.38 GTexel/s Around 24.5x higher texture rate
More shading units 640 vs 40 600 more shading units
More texture mapping units 40 vs 4 36 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 3550  vs GeForce GTX 1050 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 3550
6.34 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1050
112.1 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 3550
2.38 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050
46.56 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 3550
2.38 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050
58.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 3550
47.52 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1050
1,862 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon HD 3550  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV620 GP107
Clock speed 594 MHz 1,354 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 40 640
Texture mapping units 4 40
Render output processors 4 32
Pixel rate 2.38 GPixel/s 46.56 GPixel/s
Texture rate 2.38 GTexel/s 58.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 47.52 GFLOPS 1,862 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 3550  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 
Memory clock speed 396 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 792 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 128 bit
Memory 512 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type DDR2 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 6.34 GB/s 112.1 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 30W 75W

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