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.
|Radeon RX 5300M||GeForce GTX 1050|
|Lithography||7 nm||14 nm|
|Base / Max Frequency||1181MHz / 1445MHz||1354MHz / 1493MHz|
|Memory bandwidth||168 GB/sec||112 GB/sec|
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.
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)
|Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)||Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)||Full HD, Medium (Check settings)||Full HD, Very High (Check settings)|
|Radeon RX 5300M||115 fps||85 fps||43 fps|
|GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)||75 fps||50 fps||23 fps|
|GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)||82 fps||58 fps||29 fps|
|GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)||44 fps||41 fps||36 fps|
|Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands||Full HD, Medium (Check settings)||Full HD, High (Check settings)||Full HD, Very High (Check settings)|
|Radeon RX 5300M||63 fps||58 fps||46 fps|
|GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)||39 fps||34 fps||27 fps|
|GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)||42 fps||38 fps||33 fps|
|GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)||35 fps||33 fps||29 fps|
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.