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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon Sky 500

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Sky 500

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More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
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 950 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 46.56 GPixel/s vs 30.4 GPixel/s Around 55% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 150W 2x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon Sky 500  vs GeForce GTX 1050 

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

Radeon Sky 500
153.6 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 Sky 500
30.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050
46.56 GPixel/s

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

Radeon Sky 500
76 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050
58.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Sky 500
2,432 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 Sky 500  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Pitcairn GP107
Clock speed 950 MHz 1,354 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,280 640
Texture mapping units 80 40
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 30.4 GPixel/s 46.56 GPixel/s
Texture rate 76 GTexel/s 58.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,432 GFLOPS 1,862 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon Sky 500  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 
Memory clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s 112.1 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W 75W

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