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Why does a 1050 seemingly have better specs than an RX560, but is cheaper?

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RainOfPain125 1 month ago

It really bothers me seeing this.. Besides the RX560 having DX12 compatibilities why does it cost more? Why is it so out of stock? Etc.. What is so special about the RX560

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vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

You can't compare totally different GPU by specs, they are based on totally different architecture. Just a FYI the GTX 1050 can do DX12 along with most GPU's out there that are even 5 years old.

The 560 could be sold out because miners got desperate at some point although that wouldn't explain why 580, 570, and 1070 prices are coming down so I'm clueless.

RainOfPain125 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

I'd assume GPU architecture would be just as CPU architecture, whereas it simply means the manufactorer can fit more cores onto the chip, while having the chip also be cooler. Never did I know architectures directly impact the ability to compare them - But Ok

It just seems that every DX12 game runs very smoothly on the RX560, while the 1050 only runs smoothly in DX11 games

So which GPU is better, or do they both perform the same?

Nullarc77 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Actually the 560 performs better then the 1050 most of the time.


And even if it was true that gpu architecture worked like cpu architecture then the 560 would perform vastly better then the 1050. Or were you being sarcastic. I can't tell. And no game is specific to dx12. All the games that have dx12 support also have dx11 support.

Ada 1 point 1 month ago

Actually the 560 performs better then the 1050 most of the time.



Depends on the titles used its easy to do a series of benchmarks and bias title selection to make one look better then the other.

Nullarc77 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

So saying that it beats it most of the time was my mistake. I would say that they are about equal in the number of games in which they beat each other.




In most games they perform similar to each other. Lets just throw out differences of fps or less because unless the game is playing at less then 35fps you are not really going to notice a difference.

Ada 1 point 1 month ago

Its a case of whichever is cheaper being the better choice.

But many make some mistakes about the 560.

The 4gb model isn't really worth it without additional power as you limit boost clocks with the memory eating into power budget, the high speed DDR5 is very power hungry.

And the card really isn't powerful enough to make use of settings high enough to need the extra buffer.

So they spend 1050ti prices thinking their getting a better card when their not getting anything for the money spent.

RainOfPain125 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

I wasn't trying to be sarcastic. It just seemed peculiar that shrinking the lithography on a GPU chip = uncomparable specs (at least according to him) Meanwhile CPU's can still be very easily compared to one-another

And thanks. I really like AMD and their products, and what you just said, so I'm probs gonna get an RX560. That is, if they ever get back in stock ._.