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Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB vs Radeon HD 6790

Intro

The Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB comes with a GPU clock speed of 625 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 993 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6790, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 840 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 1050 MHz on this particular model. It features 800 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6790 150 Watts
Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB 250 Watts
Difference: 100 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 6790 should theoretically perform a bit faster than the Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6790 134400 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB 127104 MB/sec
Difference: 7296 (6%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB should be quite a bit (more or less 49%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6790. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB 50000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6790 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 16400 (49%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB is superior to the Radeon HD 6790, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB 20000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6790 13440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6560 (49%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB Radeon HD 6790
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Nov 7, 2008 April 2011
Code Name R700 Barts LE
Memory 512 MB (x2) 1024 MB
Core Speed 625 MHz (x2) 840 MHz
Memory Speed 1986 MHz (x2) 4200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 127104 MB/sec 134400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 50000 Mtexels/sec 33600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20000 Mpixels/sec 13440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 800(160x5) (x2) 800
Texture Mapping Units 40 (x2) 40
Render Output Units 16 (x2) 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit (x2) 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 956 million 1700 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 (PCIe bridge) PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB

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Radeon HD 6790

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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