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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon X1050 256MB Riva TNT2 Pro
Halo: Reach 2025% 8618%
Cyberpunk 2077 9088% 37592%
Red Dead Redemption 2 6588% 27336%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4025% 16823%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6588% 27336%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 9088% 37592%
Doom Eternal 5650% 23490%
Grand Theft Auto VI 10119% 41823%
FIFA 20 3463% 14515%
Need For Speed Heat 6588% 27336%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1050 256MB are massively better than the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Radeon X1050 256MB was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the Radeon X1050 256MB 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 256MB has 224 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 256MB also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon X1050 256MB has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT2 Pro, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1050 256MB is marginally better than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Radeon X1050 256MB has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Riva TNT2 Pro has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1050 256MB is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is 0. The Radeon X1050 256MB having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon X1050 256MB delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Radeon X1050 256MB requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Riva TNT2 Pro.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs143 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2006vs12 Oct 1999
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs32 MB
Memory Speed333 MHzvs166 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs2.7GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Watts-
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GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs-
Open GL2.0vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon X1050 is an entry-level GFX based on the 110nm variant of the R400 architecture.
It's based on the RV410 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 8 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-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 R400 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 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.
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