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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 3450 Radeon X1050
Hitman 3 5113% 9968%
Cyberpunk 2077 3907% 7640%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3565% 6979%
Resident Evil 8 3907% 7640%
FIFA 21 1921% 3804%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5538% 10790%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3446% 6749%
Genshin Impact 3907% 7640%
Far Cry 6 5698% 11099%
The Medium 4900% 9558%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3450 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The Radeon HD 3450 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon X1050. This results in the Radeon HD 3450 providing 0.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the Radeon HD 3450 supports up to DirectX 10.1.

The Radeon HD 3450 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon X1050 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 3450 providing 0.8 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 Radeon HD 3450 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon X1050, and so the Radeon HD 3450 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 Radeon HD 3450 has 128 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 Radeon HD 3450 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon HD 3450 has 2.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon X1050, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 3450 is marginally better than the Radeon X1050.

The Radeon HD 3450 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1050 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 3450 is 24 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1050 is 1. The Radeon HD 3450 having 23 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 3450 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon X1050.

The Radeon HD 3450 transistor size technology is 55 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon X1050. This means that the Radeon HD 3450 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon X1050. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 3450 should consume less power than the Radeon X1050.

The Radeon HD 3450 requires 25 Watts to run and the Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the Radeon HD 3450 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050. The Radeon HD 3450 requires 1 Watts more than the Radeon X1050 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 3450 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon X1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV620 LERV370
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date10 Dec 2007vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth8GB/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 Units40vs4
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology55nmvs110nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.4 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

Max Power25 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9
Shader Model4.1vs2.0
Open GL3.2vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution800x600-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 3450 is an entry-level GPU based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600.
It's based on the RV620 LE Core and offers 40 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR2. The central unit runs at 600MHz and the memory clock runs at up to 500MHz.
Its limited memory bandwidth makes today's games only playable at unattractive resolutions and using low (maybe) or medium presets. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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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