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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 2500K Radeon X1050
Cyberpunk 2077 4280% 7640%
Hitman 3 5598% 9968%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3906% 6979%
Resident Evil 8 4280% 7640%
FIFA 21 2109% 3804%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6063% 10790%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3776% 6749%
The Medium 5365% 9558%
Genshin Impact 4280% 7640%
Far Cry 6 6237% 11099%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 2500K are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The HD i5 2500K was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1050, and so the HD i5 2500K is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon X1050 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 has 128 MB video memory, but the HD i5 2500K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon X1050 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the HD i5 2500K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 2500K requires 95 Watts to run and the Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD i5 2500K. The HD i5 2500K requires 71 Watts more than the Radeon X1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i5 2500K may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon X1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeRV370
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2011vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs4
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Technology-vs110nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs1.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs1
DVI Connections-vs1
HDMI Connections-vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9
Shader Model4.1vs2.0
Open GL3.1vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD i5 2500K is specific version of Intel HD 3000 graphics that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 2500K' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row The Third, Battlefield 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high 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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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