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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9400 GT Radeon X1050
Cyberpunk 2077 4246% 7640%
Hitman 3 5554% 9968%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3875% 6979%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3746% 6749%
FIFA 21 2092% 3804%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6015% 10790%
Far Cry 6 6188% 11099%
Genshin Impact 4246% 7640%
Battlefield 6 5554% 9968%
Resident Evil 8 4246% 7640%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 9400 GT has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon X1050. This results in the GeForce 9400 GT providing 2.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the GeForce 9400 GT supports up to DirectX 10.

The GeForce 9400 GT has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon X1050 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 9400 GT providing 0.6 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 9400 GT was released over a year more recently than the Radeon X1050, and so the GeForce 9400 GT is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon X1050.

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 9400 GT 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 9400 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 9400 GT has 7.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon X1050, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9400 GT is marginally better than the Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 9400 GT has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1050 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9400 GT is 9 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1050 is 1. The GeForce 9400 GT having 8 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9400 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 9400 GT transistor size technology is 45 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon X1050. This means that the GeForce 9400 GT is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon X1050. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 9400 GT should consume less power than the Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 9400 GT requires 50 Watts to run and the Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 9400 GT and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050. The GeForce 9400 GT requires 26 Watts more than the Radeon X1050 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9400 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon X1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG96a/bRV370
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date27 Aug 2008vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs5.3GB/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 Units16vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology65nmvs110nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs4
Texture Rate4.4 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10vs9
Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 9400 GT is a middle-class GFX part of the GeForce 9000 Series released by NVIDIA in 2008.
The performance is very limited due to the architecture itself and so most demanding games are only playable at low settings while very demanding games, might be unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
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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