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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 550 2GB GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 133% 118%
Call of Duty Warzone 70% 59%
Minecraft: Dungeons 79% 67%
Valorant 83% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 160% 142%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 133% 118%
Doom Eternal 73% 61%
Maneater 46% 36%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 63% 53%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 59% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB.

The GTX 1050 has a 314 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 550, but the RX 550 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1050. As a result, the RX 550 exhibits a 4.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1050. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1050 has a 314 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the RX 550. This results in the GTX 1050 providing 27.5 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 RX 550 was released less than a year after the GTX 1050, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon RX 550 2GB and the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 1050 has 112.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 550, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1050 is massively better than the RX 550.

The Radeon RX 550 2GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 550 is 1075 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1312. The GTX 1050 having 237 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1050 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 550.

The Radeon RX 550 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 550 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 13 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 25.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.7 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 28.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

28.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 30.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

30.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 34.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

34.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 43.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

43.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 49.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

49.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 18.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 3.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

3.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB gets 7.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 17.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1090 MHzvs1404 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs1518 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTPascal P107
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs01 Nov 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8
vs green tick
8.2
2560x1440
5.8
vs green tick
6
3840x2160
3.9
vs green tick
4.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs112.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs640
Actual Shader Performance52%vs63%
Technology14nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs40
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs56.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs44.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs300 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R3 1200XIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 550 2GB is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Baffin XT which has 14 Compute Units activated and thus 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no Extra Connectors are required.

Performance
This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 550 2GB can play most modern games at low to medium graphics selection on a 1080p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 550 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
This is MSI's no frills, yet slightly overclocked version of the GTX 1050, Nvidia's lower end graphics card designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470. This card features an overclocked boost function and a single fan cooling system, the number of fans being the only difference between it and it's OC GT cousin.

Architecture
The Pascal Architecture aims for twice as much performance as the Maxwell Architecture and Introduces support for Second Gen HBM.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GP107-400 which has 5 SM activated and thus 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1404MHz and goes up to 1518MHz with the Boost Clock.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 3504MHz which is outstanding.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
This card will enable mid level graphics performance on modern AAA 2016 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect it to deliver around 54+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
This card will be ever so slightly faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080 so we recommend 1600x900 in order to get the most out of your graphical settings. We recommend a High-End Processor such as the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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