RX 470 vs 1050 Ti Comparison

RX 470 vs 1050 Ti Comparison Review

In this post article we will do an RX 470 vs 1050 Ti comparison review, we will compare the good and the bad of these two graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia.

Overview

The AMD Radeon RX 470 is the second Polaris based 14nm graphics card which was released in 3rd quarter of 2016. The 470 follows the RX 480 a very popular GPU.

While the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti is a GPU made by Nvidia based on the 14nm Pascal architecture. It was released in the 4th quarter of 2016.

GPU

The RX 470 is code named GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO while the GTX 1050 Ti is code named Pascal P107. In terms of core speed, the 470 has a lower speed at 926 MHz compared to the 1290 MHz of the GTX 1050 Ti. Boost clock on the 470 can reach up to 1206 MHz still lower compared to the 1392 MHz of the 1050 Ti. Overclock potential of the 470 is poor. Both has great driver support.

In the comparison we used the 4gb version of both RX 470 and GTX 1050 Ti. Memory speed on the 470 is slower compared to the 1050 ti, it has only 1650 MHz compared to the 1752 MHz of the 1050 ti. The 470 has greater memory bus at 256 bit compared to the 128 bit of the 1050 ti.

Both are using the GDDR5 has memory type. In terms of memory bandwidth, the 470 is greater at 211.2GB/sec compared to the 112.1GB/sec.

Shader Processing units on a 470 is at 2048 greater than the 768 of the 1050 ti. Actual shader performance on a 470 is at 100% while the 1050 ti is at 69% only.

Texture mapping units on a 470 is greater at 128 compared to the 48 of the 1050 ti. While in terms of texture rate the 470 edges the 1050 ti, it has 118.5 GTexel/s compared to the 61.9 GTexel/s of the 1050 ti. Render output units are both at 32. Pixel rate on a 470 is lower at 29.6 GPixel/s compare to the 41.3 GPixel/s of the 1050 ti.

Power Consumption and System Suggestions

We will proceed to the power consumption of these two cards in this RX 480 vs GTX 1050 Ti. The RX 470 has a rated board TDP of 120W.  It requires at least 400W power supply unit and one available 6-pin connector.

While the GTX 1050 Ti has a rated board TDP of 120W.  It requires at least 300W of power supply and it relies entirely on the PCI slot for power and no extra connectors are required.

The RX 470 is suited for resolutions up to 1920×1080. It is recommended at least a mid-range processor and at least 8gb system memory for optimal performance.

While the GTX 1050 Ti can go up to 1920×1080 resolution too. It is recommended a modern CPU and at least 8gb of RAM for optimal system performance.

Game Performance

The AMD RX 470 has been a mid to high-performance GPU. It can run almost all AAA game titles at medium to high graphics settings at 1080p screen resolution.

While the GTX 1050 Ti will do mid-level graphics performance on modern AAA released games. It expected to have at least 55+ FPS on medium setting at 1080p resolution. This GPU is faster performance wise compared to the GTX 960.

We tested these two graphics on these 12 games: CSGO, Fortnite, PUBG, GTA V, League of Legends, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, World of Warcraft, World of Tanks and Minecraft.

The result of our test is outstanding. The RX 470 edged the GTX 1050 Ti on 8 games namely CSGO, Fortnite, PUBG, GTA V, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, the Witcher 3 and World of Tanks. It just has the better game FPS compared to the 1050 ti. Although of the 12 games the 470 was edged by the 1050 ti in these 3 games namely: DOTA 2, World of Warcraft and World of Tanks.

Final Verdict

The clear winner for this RX 470 vs GTX 1050 Ti is the RX 470.  It clearly blows the GTX 1050 Ti in terms of game FPS. For me real world performance is a must in choosing my next graphics card. I highly recommend buying 470 over the 1050 ti basing on the test we did.

That is it for our RX 470 vs GTX 1050 Ti comparison review. Hope you liked it!