In this AMD Radeon RX 580 vs GTX 1050 comparison, we look at the performance of the mid-range RX 580 and the GTX 1050 to help you decide which offers the best value.
The AMD Radeon RX 580 is one of the best GPUs in PC gaming right now. Thanks to its great performance at 1080p resolution and low price. However, it is not popular among Steam users according to a survey released by steam. Which placed the GTX 1060 as the most popular GPU. Read on to find out how its performance compares to the GTX 1050.
AMD Radeon RX 580 Specs
The AMD Radeon RX 580 is part of the AMD RX 500 line-up that is an upgraded version of the RX 400 series. It is based on the GCN 4.0 architecture and built on the upgraded Polaris 20 chip in 14 nm process. It was released in April 2017 to replace the previous generation RX 480, which it also shares many specs with.
The graphics card offers 2304 shaders, 144 texture mapping units and 32 render output processors. Its central processor runs at 1257 MHz for its base clock and 1340 MHz when in boost mode, slightly lower than the GTX 1050.
The GPU is fitted with GDDR5 memory of up to 8 GB running at 8000 MHz. Connected via a 256 GB/s. This brings its total bandwidth to 256 GB/s, more than double the GTX 1050. It also has one HDMI and three DisplayPort video connectors.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 specs
The GTX 1050 is a Pascal-based entry-level graphics card for desktops. It was released in October 2016 by Nvidia to compete with AMD on the entry level gaming market. It is, therefore, the cheapest GTX 10’ series GPU. The GTX 1050 is based on the GP107 chip that is also used for the 1050 Ti and manufactured in 14 nm process at Samsung.
The GP107 that the GTX 1050 is based on offers 640 shader-processing units instead of the full 768 shaders present in the GTX 1050 Ti version. The central processor runs at a base frequency of 1290 MHz and a boost frequency of up to 1392 MHz.
The GTX 1050 is equipped with a standard 2 GB GDDR5 memory although it also exists in a 3 GB variant and 4 GB in its Ti version. The memory is connected using a 128-bit bus interface and runs at 7008 MHz bringing the memory bandwidth to 112 GB/s.
The AMD Radeon RX 580 vs GTX 1050 benchmark tests show that that the 580 has greater processing capabilities than the GTX 1050. It scores up to 80% higher in the Passmark non-gaming test than the GTX 1050.
In the gaming tests by UserBenchmark, at 1080p max settings, the RX 580 averages at 151 fps in CS GO compared to the GTX 1050s 115 fps. In PUBG, it averages 69 fps compared to 36 fps. 56 fps in GTA V against 38 fps and 93 fps in Fortnite against 69 fps.
As the benchmarks show, the AMD Radeon RX 580 processing capabilities are greater than the GTX 1050. The GTX 1050 is, however, less power hungry than the RX 580 (75 W vs 185 W). But the RX 580 offers better gaming performance at 1080p. That’s all for our AMD Radeon RX 580 vs GTX 1050 comparison. If you have any question, ask it in the comments.