AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) – the supremacy of NVIDIA’s option over its AMD’s opponent

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In our previous comparison, we put side by side two integrated options – AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5) and the race was pretty tight. This time we return with another worthy opponent to AMD’s solution – the entry-level NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5).

Specs overview

Taking a closer look at the specs of the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL reveals a total of 1280 shading units, 80 texture mapping units, and 32 ROPs. Manufactured through a 14 nm process, the graphics card is based on the Vega Kaby Lake-G architecture and supports DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.6. What’s more, it relies on 4096 MB HBM2 memory using a 1024-bit memory interface. In addition, the graphics card is ticking at a base frequency of 931 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1011 MHz. We should also mention the TDP rated at 65 W.

Moving on to its rival – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for notebooks is almost identical to its desktop version but with different clock rates. The Ti GPU features more CUDA cores than the standard GTX 1050 solution – 768 vs 640, however, both of them use the same GP107 chip manufactured by Samsung and built on the 14nm node. In addition, the chip runs at base frequencies of 1493 MHz, while the turbo speeds can reach up to 1620 MHz. What’s more, it is equipped with 4GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit interface. Also, the TDP is rated at around 40-50 W.

AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) – specs
Ranking 28
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Architecture Vega Kaby Lake-G
Base frequency 931 MHz
Memory Type HBM2
Memory Frequency MHz
Memory bandwith GB/sec
Released Q1 2018
Power consumption 65 W
Cores 1280
Maximum frequency 1011 MHz
Memory Capacity 4 GB
Memory bus
Drivers support.amd.com
Supported technologies DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) – specs
Ranking 24
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Architecture Pascal
Base frequency 1493 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Frequency 7000 MHz
Memory bandwith 112.1 GB/sec
Released Q1 2017
Power consumption 40-50 W
Cores 768
Maximum frequency 1620 MHz
Memory Capacity 4 GB
Memory bus 128-bit
Drivers www.nvidia.com
Supported technologies Multi-Projection, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor

Benchmarks

  • 3DMark Fire Strike (G) : Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) – Dell XPS 15 9575

PRICE : Not available

PERFORMANCE : 7374.00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) – MSI GP62M 7REX Leopard Pro

PRICE : $909.99

PERFORMANCE : 7515.00 (+0.4%)

  • Unigine Heaven 3.0 : Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) – Dell XPS 15 9575

PRICE : Not available

PERFORMANCE : 1776.00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) – MSI GP62M 7REX Leopard Pro

PRICE : $909.99

PERFORMANCE : 2392.00 (+9.2%)

  • Unigine Heaven 4.0 : Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) – Dell XPS 15 9575

PRICE : Not available

PERFORMANCE : 1358.00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) – MSI GP62M 7REX Leopard Pro

PRICE : $909.99

PERFORMANCE : 1791.00 (+8.7%)

  • Unigine Superposition : Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) – Dell XPS 15 9575

PRICE : Not available

PERFORMANCE : 1282.00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) – MSI GP62M 7REX Leopard Pro

PRICE : $909.99

PERFORMANCE : 1303.00 (+0.2%)

The charts above show an approximate comparison between the two GPUs that can be found in Dell XPS 15 9575 and MSI GP62M 7REX Leopard Pro respectively. For starters, both graphics chips score similar results in the Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark with GTX 1050 Ti showing around 2% better performance. However, in our Unigine Heaven 3.0 and 4.0 tests the difference in numbers is more visible – once again the NVIDIA option surpasses its opponent with 35% and 32% respectively. And finally, the race in the Unigine Superposition benchmark is pretty tight but GTX 1050 Ti manages to score 2% better results.

Conclusion

Given the fact that NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti outperforms its rival in the face of AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL in all 4 benchmark tests, it is only fair to announce it as the better graphics choice in today’s comparison.

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL
Dell XPS 15 9575 – Not available
  • Intel Core i7-8705G
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2)
  • 0.00GB HDD + 512.00GB SSD
  • 16.00GB RAM
Dell XPS 15 9575 – Not available
  • Intel Core i7-8705G
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2)
  • 0.00GB HDD + 512.00GB SSD
  • 8.00GB RAM
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G – Not available
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • 2000.00GB HDD + 256.00GB SSD
  • 16.00GB RAM
ASUS ROG GL503GE – Not available
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • 0.00GB HDD + 0.00GB SSD
  • 0.00GB RAM

(laptopmedia.com, http://bit.ly/2MzfR5l)

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