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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4

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Better floating-point performance 4,506 GFLOPS vs 1,983 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly more shading units 2,816 vs 768 2048 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 176 vs 48 128 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 44 vs 32 12 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 128 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,291 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,392 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 75W vs 250W 3.3x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4  vs GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 

effective memory clock speed Frequency at which memory can be read from and written to

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

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

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

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Hawaii GP107
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,291 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,392 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,816 768
Texture mapping units 176 48
Render output processors 44 32
Pixel rate 35.2 GPixel/s 41.3 GPixel/s
Floating-point performance 4,506 GFLOPS 1,983 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 
Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5

noise and power

TDP 250W 75W

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