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Radeon HD 4650 1GB vs Radeon HD 7750

Intro

The Radeon HD 4650 1GB makes use of a 55 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 600 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a frequency of 700 MHz on this particular card. It features 320(64x5) SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7750, which features a clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 512 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 7750, in theory, should be quite a bit faster than the Radeon HD 4650 1GB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 72000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4650 1GB 22400 MB/sec
Difference: 49600 (221%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7750 should be a lot (about 33%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon HD 4650 1GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 25600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4650 1GB 19200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6400 (33%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7750 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 12800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4650 1GB 4800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8000 (167%)

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

Radeon HD 4650 1GB

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7750

Amazon.com

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

Model Radeon HD 4650 1GB Radeon HD 7750
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Sep 10, 2008 February 2012
Code Name RV730 PRO Cape Verde Pro
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16, AGP 8x PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 800 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 700 MHz (1400 MHz effective) 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 320(64x5) 512
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 55 watts 55 watts
Shader Model 4.1 5.0
Bandwidth 22400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 19200 Mtexels/sec 25600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4800 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed 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 card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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