GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6970 vs 1050 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6970

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Higher memory bandwidth 176 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s More than 55% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better manhattan score 4,650.2 vs 3,590.42 Around 30% better manhattan score
More shading units 1,536 vs 640 896 more shading units
More texture mapping units 96 vs 40 56 more texture mapping units
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,703 GFLOPS vs 1,862 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher texture rate 84.48 GTexel/s vs 58.2 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 90 vs 54 More than 65% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Slightly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 880 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,443 vs 3,493 More than 25% better PassMark score
Higher pixel rate 46.56 GPixel/s vs 28.16 GPixel/s More than 65% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,375 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,863 vs 1,399 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better video composition score 70.53 frames/s vs 52.14 frames/s More than 35% better video composition score
Much lower TDP 75W vs 250W 3.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6970 vs GeForce GTX 1050

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
274.06 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
215.14 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
18.68 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
81.63 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
920.29 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1050
1,105.68 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
3,345.51
GeForce GTX 1050
3,356.22

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
4,650.2
GeForce GTX 1050
3,590.42

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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