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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 780 XGL Radeon X1050 256MB
Red Dead Redemption 2 4854% 6588%
Cyberpunk 2077 6706% 9088%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2956% 4025%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6706% 9088%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4854% 6588%
Doom Eternal 4159% 5650%
FIFA 20 2539% 3463%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7469% 10119%
Need For Speed Heat 4854% 6588%
Halo: Reach 1474% 2025%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro4 780 XGL are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050 256MB.

The Radeon X1050 256MB has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Quadro4 780 XGL. This results in the Radeon X1050 256MB providing 1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The Radeon X1050 256MB has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the Quadro4 780 XGL. This results in the Radeon X1050 256MB providing 2.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. The Radeon X1050 256MB supports up to DirectX 9.0, so pixeling performance is not particularly relevant for this GPU. It would be relevant for comparing the Quadro4 780 XGL with other old GPUs, but in this case it is probably safe to say that the Radeon X1050 256MB is superior.

The Radeon X1050 256MB was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 780 XGL, 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 Quadro4 780 XGL 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 128 MB more video memory than the Quadro4 780 XGL, 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 6.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 780 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1050 256MB is marginally better than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

Both the Quadro4 780 XGL and the Radeon X1050 256MB 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, the Radeon X1050 256MB has 1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 2.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 6.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a marginally faster performance than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Radeon X1050 256MB transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 780 XGL. This means that the Radeon X1050 256MB is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 780 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon X1050 256MB should consume less power than the Quadro4 780 XGL.

The Radeon X1050 256MB requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 780 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs01 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth4.4GB/secvs10.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick 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 Units8vs8
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs3.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs3.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-24 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 780 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 Ti 4400, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers.Radeon 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.
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