GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 290X vs 1050 Ti among all GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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Overall Score

AMD Radeon R9 290X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 290X  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290X

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Much higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 1,981.4 GFLOPS More than 2.8x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 176 GTexel/s vs 61.9 GTexel/s More than 2.8x higher texture rate
Better PassMark score 7,280 vs 5,847 Around 25% better PassMark score
Many more shading units 2,816 vs 768 2048 more shading units
Many more texture mapping units 176 vs 48 128 more texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 41.3 GPixel/s Around 55% higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly better fire strike factor score 73.32 vs 45.86 Around 60% better fire strike factor score
Better video composition score 110.11 frames/s vs 76.09 frames/s Around 45% better video composition score
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 128 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Higher clock speed 1,290 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 30% 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 300W 4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290X vs GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
622.82 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
328.03 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
114.23 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
94.79 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
2,374.11 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
1,140.85 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
818.73 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
739.45 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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