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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon X1050 Intel 945 Express Family
Cyberpunk 2077 7640% 11671%
Hitman 3 9968% 15213%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 6979% 10666%
Resident Evil 8 7640% 11671%
FIFA 21 3804% 5838%
Grand Theft Auto VI 10790% 16463%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6749% 10317%
The Medium 9558% 14588%
Genshin Impact 7640% 11671%
Far Cry 6 11099% 16931%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1050 are significantly better than the Intel 945 Express Family.

The Radeon X1050 was released over a year more recently than the 945 Express Family, and so the Radeon X1050 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 945 Express Family.

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 945 Express Family has 128 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1050, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon X1050 has superior memory performance.

The Radeon X1050 has 5.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 945 Express Family, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1050 is marginally better than the 945 Express Family.

The Radeon X1050 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the 945 Express Family does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the 945 Express Family. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV370Lakeport
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date07 Dec 2006vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed333 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR2vs-
Memory Bandwidth5.3GB/secvs-
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 Units4vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Technology110nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.6 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs1600x1200
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX9vs9
Shader Model2.0vs2.0
Open GL2.0vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon 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.
The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, or GMA, is Intel's current line of integrated graphics processors built into various motherboard chipsets.
These integrated graphics products allow a computer to be built without a separate graphics card, which can reduce cost, power consumption and noise. They are commonly found on low-priced notebook and desktop computers as well as business computers, which do not need high levels of graphics capability. 90% of all PCs sold have integrated graphics. They rely on the computer's main memory for storage, which imposes a performance penalty, as both the CPU and GPU have to access memory over the same bus.
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