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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8300 GS Radeon X1050
Cyberpunk 2077 7433% 7640%
Hitman 3 9700% 9968%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 6790% 6979%
The Medium 9300% 9558%
Resident Evil 8 7433% 7640%
FIFA 21 3700% 3804%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6567% 6749%
Grand Theft Auto VI 10500% 10790%
Genshin Impact 7433% 7640%
Far Cry 6 10800% 11099%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8300 GS are marginally better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 8300 GS has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon X1050. This results in the GeForce 8300 GS providing 2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the GeForce 8300 GS supports up to DirectX 10.0.

The GeForce 8300 GS has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon X1050 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 8300 GS providing 0.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce 8300 GS was released less than a year after the Radeon X1050, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 GeForce 8300 GS has 384 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1050, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 8300 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 8300 GS has 7.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon X1050, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8300 GS is marginally better than the Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 8300 GS has 8 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1050 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8300 GS is 9 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1050 is 1. The GeForce 8300 GS having 8 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8300 GS delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 8300 GS transistor size technology is 30 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon X1050. This means that the GeForce 8300 GS is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon X1050. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 8300 GS should consume less power than the Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 8300 GS requires 40 Watts to run and the Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 8300 GS and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050. The GeForce 8300 GS requires 16 Watts more than the Radeon X1050 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 8300 GS to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon X1050.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G86RV370
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2007vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs5.3GB/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 Units8vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs4
Texture Rate3.6 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power40 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe GeForce 8 Series, a computer graphics processing unit, is the eighth generation of NVIDIA's GeForce line. The third major GPU architecture developed at NVIDIA, the GeForce 8 represents the company's first unified shader architecture. It competed primarily against ATI's Radeon HD 2000-series cards.
There has been, at times, controversy over the naming of GeForce 8 series chips, including due to previous-generation chips being repackaged with minor changes (or possibly none at all) with the new names implying they are derived from the newly-introduced GPU chip design featured by the flagship products.
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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