In this AMD Radeon Vega 8 vs GTX 1050 Ti guide, we compare two graphics cards from the top players in the GPU market. The AMD Radeon Vega 8 is an integrated graphics card found in laptops with the Ryzen 5 APUs. The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti is a dedicated graphics card from Nvidia. Find out how they perform when pitted against each other. Read on!
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
The AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 is an integrated graphics solution that was released by AMD in February 2018. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th Gen GCN) Raven graphics processor and manufactured in the 14 nm process.
It features 512 shader processing units, 32 texture mapping units, and 8 ROPs. The GPU operates at a base frequency of 300MHz and it can be boosted up to 1100 MHz, the GPU supports DirectX 12.0 (12_1) API. The performance depends on the configured TDP.
Here’s the highest rated AMD RX Vega 8 laptops
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a graphics card for high end that was released by Nvidia in January 2017. It is based on the Pascal architecture and uses the GP107 chip and is manufactured in the 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung.
The card features 768 shader units just like the desktop version but is clocked at lower clock speeds. The GPU runs at a base frequency of 1493 MHz which can be boosted up to 1620 MHz. It has a maximum memory of 4GB GDDR5 attached through a 128-bit interface. The memory speed is clocked at 7008 MHz and has a maximum bandwidth of 112 GB/s.
The GPU supports the DirectX 12.0 (12_1) and OpenGL 4.6 APIs. The performance of the GPU may vary across different laptops due to cooling, under ideal conditions, there should be no difference in performance with the desktop version.
Here’s the highest rated GTX 1050 Ti laptops
This AMD Radeon Vega 8 vs GTX 1050 Ti benchmarks comparison shows that the GTX 1050 Ti performs much better than the Vega 8 GPU in both gaming and non-gaming benchmarks. In the Passmark non-gaming benchmark by TechnicalCity , the GTX performs 207% better than the RX Vega 8 GPU.
In the 3DMark 11 Performance GPU benchmark, the GTX 1050 performs 173% better than the Vega 8 and 272% better in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics benchmark. It also outperforms the Vega 8 in other non-gaming benchmarks. Including the 3DMark Fire Strike Score and the 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU benchmark.
The same huge performance difference was replicated in the gaming benchmarks. In Fortnite low settings at 720p, the GTX 1050 Ti provided 220 fps against the Vega 8’s 75 fps. With medium settings at 1080p, the GTX 1050 Ti dropped to 140 fps while the Vega 8 provided 30 fps.
In high settings at 1080p the 1050 Ti had 65 fps against 19fps and in ultra settings at 1080p. The fps dropped to 45 against 10 fps by the Vega 8. In PUBG, the GTX 1050 Ti provided 126 fps in low settings while AMD Radeon Vega 8 had 33 fps and in the Rise Of The Tomb Raider, the GTX 1050Ti averaged at 112 fps in low settings while the Vega 8 did 36 fps.
The GTX 1050 Ti is more powerful than the RX Vega 8 and is more suitable for gaming. However, the Vega 8 is newer and more likely to have long term support than the 1050 Ti. It also consumes less power and is more suitable for thin and light laptops. Hope you found our AMD Radeon Vega 8 vs GTX 1050 Ti comparison helpful, let us know if you have any questions in the comment section.