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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 MX 420 Radeon X1050
Cyberpunk 2077 16766% 7640%
Hitman 3 21840% 9968%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15325% 6979%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 14825% 6749%
FIFA 21 8407% 3804%
Grand Theft Auto VI 23631% 10790%
Far Cry 6 24303% 11099%
Genshin Impact 16766% 7640%
Battlefield 6 21840% 9968%
Resident Evil 8 16766% 7640%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1050 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420.

The Radeon X1050 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 MX 420, and so the Radeon X1050 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce4 MX 420 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 64 MB more video memory than the GeForce4 MX 420, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon X1050 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon X1050 has 4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce4 MX 420, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1050 is marginally better than the GeForce4 MX 420.

The GeForce4 MX 420 has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1050 has 4. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce4 MX 420. 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 GeForce4 MX 420.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed250 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17RV370
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed166 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth1.3GB/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 Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%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 Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-24 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX7vs9
Shader Model-vs2.0
Open GL1.2vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 MX 420 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 7 or less and with a max memory of 64MB, it can't play today's games.
Even old games from 2003 will require reduced 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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