In this GTX 1050 vs RX 570 guide, we compare the midrange RX 570 against the entry-level GTX 1050 to help you choose the most appropriate GPU for your gaming needs. The 1050 was released towards the end of 2016 and the 570 mid-2017 so the age difference is not very significant. Read on to find out how the AMD card performs against the Nvidia one.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
The GTX 1050 is an entry-level graphics card by Nvidia released in the third quarter of 2016. It is built on the power efficient Pascal architecture, if this comparison was about power efficiency, the 1050 would have won, but it is also about performance.
With just 640 shader processing units, this is the most stripped-down chip based on the Pascal architecture. This is made up for by the high clock and boost speeds (1354 MHZ – 1455 MHz). The GPU is based on the GP107 chip that is also used for the 1050 Ti.
The GPU features only 2 GB maximum GDDR5 RAM amount using a 128-bit memory interface. The memory is clocked at 7008 MHz and it has a total bandwidth of 112 GB/s. The card has 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort video connectors. It also supports DirectX 12_1 and OpenGL 4.5 APIs.
AMD Radeon RX 570
The AMD Radeon RX 570 is a mid-range gaming graphics card that was released by AMD in the second quarter of 2017. It was released as the second in the AMD latest 500 series line-up intended to target the mid-range market. It is built on the Polaris 10 and is manufactured in the 14 nm process.
The GPU features 2048 shader processors units operates at a base clock of 926 MHz. And it can boost of up to 1244 MHz. It has a maximum memory of 8 GB GDDR5 with a memory speed of 7000 MHz using a 256-bit bus width, the total bandwidth is 224 GB/s. The GPU supports DirectX 12.0 and OpenGL 4.5 APIs.
Benchmarks results comparison
In this GTX 1050 vs RX 570 guide, you will find that the RX 570 hugely outperforms the 1050 in all benchmarks. On the other hand, in the non-gaming benchmarks, the 570 has around 65% better PassMark score than the 1050. In the Parallax benchmark, the RX 570 provides 142% texture detail than 1050 with 244 fps against 102. The 570 also provides much faster NBody calculation in the Gravity benchmark with 173 fps against 98.4 fps.
The same trend is replicated in the gaming benchmarks. In PUBG, maximum settings at 1080p, the 570 averages at 63 fps while the 1050 averages at 36 fps. In Fortnite, the RX 570 provides 78 fps against 70 fps provided by the 1050.
The 570 averages at 49 fps in Grand Theft Auto V while the 1050 does 38 fps. The 570 also outperforms the 1050 in Overwatch, League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Battlefield I. The only close performance is in CS GO where the 570 averages only 4 fps above the 1050 with 1119 fps against 115 fps.
The AMD Radeon RX 570 is more powerful than the GTX 1050 and is the way to go unless your main concern is power consumption. The GTX 1050 is rated at 75 W TDP and the RX 570 at 120 W TDP. Hope you found this GTX 1050 vs RX 570 comparison helpful, Let us know if you have any question.