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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Riva TNT2 Pro Radeon X1050
Red Dead Redemption 2 27336% 7229%
Doom Eternal 23490% 6201%
Cyberpunk 2077 37592% 9968%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27336% 7229%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 16823% 4421%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37592% 9968%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 37592% 9968%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41823% 11099%
Need For Speed Heat 27336% 7229%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 956% 182%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1050 are massively better than the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Radeon X1050 was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the Radeon X1050 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Riva TNT2 Pro when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Radeon X1050 has 96 MB more video memory than the Riva TNT2 Pro, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon X1050 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon X1050 has 2.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT2 Pro, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1050 is marginally better than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Riva TNT2 Pro has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1050 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is 0 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1050 is 1. The Radeon X1050 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon X1050 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Riva TNT2 Pro. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Riva TNT2 Pro.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed143 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV5RV370
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date12 Oct 1999vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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GPU Memory

Memory32 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed166 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth2.7GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Technology-vs110nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs1.6 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-24 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX6.0vs9
Shader Model-vs2.0
Open GL1.2vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe RIVA TNT2 was a graphics processing unit manufactured by Nvidia starting in early 1999. The chip is codenamed "NV5" because it is the 5th graphics chip design by Nvidia, succeeding the RIVA TNT (NV4). RIVA is an acronym for Real-time Interactive Video and Animation accelerator. The "TNT" suffix refers to the chip's ability to work on two texels at once (TwiN Texel). Nvidia removed RIVA from the name later in the chip's lifetime.Radeon X1050 is an entry-level GFX based on the 110nm variant of the R300 architecture.
It's based on the RV370 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 64-bit of standard DDR2. The central unit runs at 400MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 333MHz. Expect a TDP of up to 24 Watt.
Radeon X1050 is not related to the rest of the X1000 Series GPUs due to being based on the R300 architecture and not on the R500. Its performance is relatively limited - even for DirectX 9 based games. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
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