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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Quadro 400 Radeon X1050
Hitman 3 4987% 9968%
Cyberpunk 2077 3810% 7640%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3476% 6979%
FIFA 21 1872% 3804%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5402% 10790%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3360% 6749%
Resident Evil 8 3810% 7640%
Genshin Impact 3810% 7640%
Far Cry 6 5557% 11099%
The Medium 4779% 9558%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro 400 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The Quadro 400 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1050, and so the Quadro 400 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 Quadro 400 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 Quadro 400 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro 400 has 7.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon X1050, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro 400 is marginally better than the Radeon X1050.

The Quadro 400 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1050 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro 400 is 22 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1050 is 1. The Quadro 400 having 21 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro 400 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon X1050.

The Quadro 400 transistor size technology is 70 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon X1050. This means that the Quadro 400 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon X1050. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro 400 should consume less power than the Radeon X1050.

The Quadro 400 requires 32 Watts to run and the Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the Quadro 400 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050. The Quadro 400 requires 8 Watts more than the Radeon X1050 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro 400 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon X1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2011vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs4
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power32 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Wattsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL4.1vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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Recommended RAM--
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewNVIDIA® Quadro® 400 delivers superior professional application performance and capabilities compared to consumer graphics. Quadro 400 provides up to 5x performance gains over high-end consumer gaming cards and up to 10x improvement over integrated graphics processors in industry leading CAD/CAM applications. Designed for efficiency, Quadro 400 consumes less than 35W and has a low-profile footprint flexible enough to fit into any workstation. Advanced capabilities such as Mosaic™ and nView® technologies allows you to span and efficiently manage your entire Windows desktop across multiple displays. All of which means you can design, iterate and deliver higher quality results in less time.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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