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[Comparison] AMD Radeon RX 5300M vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (GDDR5) – The RX 5300M completely dominates this comparison

The first mobile RDNA graphics card is here, in the face of the Radeon RX 5300M. In order to give you the complete picture of how this new GPU for laptops performs, we are doing a bunch of GPU comparisons. We are comparing the RX 5300M against a slew of both new and old graphics cards.

For today, we have the GTX 1050, which was the budget kind a couple of years ago. It came in a variety of different memory configurations that ensured that everyone can get a card that suits their needs. Today we are comparing the RX 5300M against all of the GTX 1050 versions (the 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB VRAM).

Here is our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking, where we have the best GPUs for laptops.

You can learn more about all of the GPUs in this comparison here: AMD Radeon RX 5300M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB) / GTX 1050 (3GB) / GTX 1050 (4GB)

Specs table

Radeon RX 5300MGeForce GTX 1050
ArchitectureNaviPascal
Lithography7 nm14 nm
Base / Max Frequency1181MHz / 1445MHz1354MHz / 1493MHz
Memory TypeGDDR6-1400MHzGDDR5-1752MHz
Memory capacity3GB2GB/3GB/4GB
Cores1408640
Power Consumption65W75W
Memory bus96-bit128-bit
Memory bandwidth168 GB/sec112 GB/sec

GPU benchmarks

In all of the GPU benchmarks, the RX 5300M was way ahead of the competition. In 3DMark Fire Strike it scored 81%, 62%, and 73% higher than the 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB versions of the GTX 1050 respectively. In Unigine Heaven 4.0 the 2GB GTX 1050 was 32% worse than the RX 5300M, the 3GB GTX 1050 was 26% worse than the RX 5300M, and the 4GB GTX 1050 scored 33% lower than the RX 5300M. In the last benchmark, which is Unigine Superposition, the RX 5300M was on average 85% better than all of the GTX 1050 cards.

Gaming tests

rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)
Radeon RX 5300M115 fps85 fps43 fps
GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)75 fps50 fps23 fps
GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)82 fps58 fps29 fps
GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)44 fps41 fps36 fps

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)
Radeon RX 5300M63 fps58 fps46 fps
GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)39 fps34 fps27 fps
GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)42 fps38 fps33 fps
GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)35 fps33 fps29 fps

Conclusion

The older GTX 1050 is definitely showing its age and the RX 5300M is taking advantage of it. The AMD GPU completely crushed the GTX 1050, regardless of the benchmark or the memory capacity of the GTX 1050. The gaming tests ruled in favor of the RX 5300M as well. The GTX 1050 can still handle triple-A games if you dial the settings down a little bit. It is a great find on the used market, so if you’re on a really tight budget it can do a great job.

All laptops with the AMD Radeon RX 5300M:

All laptops with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB):

All laptops with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB):

All laptops with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB):