GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 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

7.4

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7970 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7970

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 1,862 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Much better video composition score 118.74 frames/s vs 16.91 frames/s More than 7x better video composition score
Higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 58.2 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 2,048 vs 640 1408 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 40 88 more texture mapping units
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Better fire strike factor score 62.9 vs 41.35 More than 50% better fire strike factor score
Slightly wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x 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 925 MHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 46.56 GPixel/s vs 29.6 GPixel/s More than 55% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,375 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 75W vs 250W 3.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 1050

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
212.5 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
80.61 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1050
1,118.95 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1050
542.95 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

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