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Radeon HD 4850 2GB vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

Intro

The Radeon HD 4850 2GB has core clock speeds of 625 MHz on the GPU, and 993 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR4 memory. It features 800(160x5) SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 650 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 480 SPUs along with 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 50 Watts
Radeon HD 4850 2GB 110 Watts
Difference: 60 Watts (120%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB is 1% quicker than the Radeon HD 4850 2GB overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 64000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4850 2GB 63552 MB/sec
Difference: 448 (1%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 4850 2GB should be much (approximately 60%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 2GB 25000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 15600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9400 (60%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 4850 2GB is much (approximately 92%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 2GB 10000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 5200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4800 (92%)

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.

Price Comparison

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Radeon HD 4850 2GB

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

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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 2GB Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Jun 25, 2008 February 2011
Code Name RV770 PRO Turks
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 625 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 1986 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 110 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 63552 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25000 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10000 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 800(160x5) 480
Texture Mapping Units 40 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR4 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 956 million 715 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 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 information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 4850 2GB

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

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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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