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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon 9600 PRO Radeon X1050
Cyberpunk 2077 4039% 7640%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3686% 6979%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3563% 6749%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5724% 10790%
FIFA 21 1988% 3804%
Genshin Impact 4039% 7640%
Far Cry 6 5889% 11099%
Hitman 3 5285% 9968%
Watch Dogs Legion 3893% 7366%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5834% 10996%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9600 PRO are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The Radeon 9600 PRO and the Radeon X1050 have both the same core clock speed and the same Texture Fill Rate. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The Radeon 9600 PRO and the Radeon X1050 have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon X1050 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon 9600 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 Radeon 9600 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 9600 PRO and the Radeon X1050 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon X1050 has 0.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9600 PRO, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1050 is marginally better than the Radeon 9600 PRO.

Both the Radeon 9600 PRO and the Radeon X1050 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, although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the Radeon 9600 PRO takes the edge.

The Radeon X1050 transistor size technology is 20 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon 9600 PRO. This means that the Radeon X1050 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon 9600 PRO. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon X1050 should consume less power than the Radeon 9600 PRO.

The Radeon 9600 PRO requires 18 Watts to run and the Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon 9600 PRO and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050. The Radeon X1050 requires 6 Watts more than the Radeon 9600 PRO to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon X1050 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon 9600 PRO.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2003vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed300 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth4.8GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.6 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Wattsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs2.0
Open GL2.0vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution800x600-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon 9600 PRO is a directX 9 capable card based on the RV300 architecture.
Based on the RV360 Core, it equips 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory of DDR. While the central unit runs at 400MHz, the memory clock operates 300MHz.
It's still not suited for a 720p resolution, as its memory size is still limited and memory bandwidth is very reduced.
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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