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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 540

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 540

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Slightly lower TDP 65W vs 75W Around 15% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

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Higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 1,219 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 43.3 GPixel/s vs 19.5 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 6,000 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,500 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 540  vs GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 

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

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

Radeon RX 540
19.5 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
43.3 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 540
39.01 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
54.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 540
1,248 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
1,733.1 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


Radeon RX 540  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Cape Verde GP106
Clock speed 1,219 MHz 1,354 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 512 640
Texture mapping units 32 40
Render output processors 16 32
Pixel rate 19.5 GPixel/s 43.3 GPixel/s
Texture rate 39.01 GTexel/s 54.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,248 GFLOPS 1,733.1 GFLOPS


Radeon RX 540  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 
Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 96 GB/s 112.1 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W 75W


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