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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8550

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8550

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Slightly lower TDP 60W vs 75W 20% 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 650 MHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 4.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 46.56 GPixel/s vs 5.2 GPixel/s Around 9x higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 112.1 GB/s vs 25.6 GB/s Around 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,862 GFLOPS vs 624 GFLOPS Around 3x better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 32 vs 8 24 more render output processors
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 58.2 GTexel/s vs 15.6 GTexel/s Around 3.8x higher texture rate

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8550  vs GeForce GTX 1050 

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

Radeon HD 8550
25.6 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 8550
5.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050
46.56 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8550
15.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050
58.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8550
624 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

gpu

Radeon HD 8550  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Turks GP107
Clock speed 650 MHz 1,354 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 480 640
Texture mapping units 24 40
Render output processors 8 32
Pixel rate 5.2 GPixel/s 46.56 GPixel/s
Texture rate 15.6 GTexel/s 58.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 624 GFLOPS 1,862 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 8550  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 
Memory clock speed 800 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 25.6 GB/s 112.1 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 60W 75W

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