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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9400 GT 1GB Radeon X1050
Cyberpunk 2077 4246% 7640%
Hitman 3 5554% 9968%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3875% 6979%
The Medium 5323% 9558%
Resident Evil 8 4246% 7640%
FIFA 21 2092% 3804%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3746% 6749%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6015% 10790%
Genshin Impact 4246% 7640%
Far Cry 6 6188% 11099%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT 1GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The 9400 GT was released over a year more recently than the Radeon X1050, and so the 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 9400 GT has 896 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1050, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 9400 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

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

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

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

The GeForce 9400 GT 1GB requires 50 Watts to run and the Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the 9400 GT and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050. The 9400 GT requires 26 Watts more than the Radeon X1050 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the 9400 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon X1050.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date26 Aug 2008vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%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 Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 9400 GT 1GB is a middle-class GPU part of the GeForce 9000 Series released by NVIDIA in 2008.
The performance is slightly better than the standard GeForce 9400 GT, due to the extra video memory which can be precious for some games and fundamental at high resolutions.
Still, 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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