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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon X1050 GeForce FX 5500
Cyberpunk 2077 7640% 15170%
Hitman 3 9968% 19765%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 6979% 13866%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6749% 13414%
FIFA 21 3804% 7603%
Grand Theft Auto VI 10790% 21386%
Far Cry 6 11099% 21995%
Genshin Impact 7640% 15170%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 10996% 21792%
Battlefield 6 9968% 19765%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1050 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce FX 5500.

The Radeon X1050 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce FX 5500, 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 GeForce FX 5500.

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 GeForce FX 5500 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 2.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce FX 5500, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1050 is marginally better than the GeForce FX 5500.

Both the Radeon X1050 and the GeForce FX 5500 have 4 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce FX 5500. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs270 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV370NV34B
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date07 Dec 2006vs01 Mar 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed333 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.3GB/secvs3.2GB/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 Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX9vs9.0b
Shader Model2.0vs2.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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 top-to-bottom family of NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs provide both high-performance gaming for enthusiasts and best-in-class features for mainstream users. Whether you're a bleeding-edge gamer who desires the most advanced gaming technology available, or a PC user in search of the perfect combination of power, performance, and value--GeForce FX solutions deliver.
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