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Radeon HD 5550 vs Radeon R5 M230

Intro

The Radeon HD 5550 comes with a GPU clock speed of 550 MHz, and the 512 MB of DDR2 memory runs at 400 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 320(64x5) SPUs, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R5 M230, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 780 MHz. The DDR3 memory runs at a speed of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 320 SPUs along with 20 TAUs and 4 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon R5 M230 should in theory be much superior to the Radeon HD 5550 overall. (explain)

Radeon R5 M230 16000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5550 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R5 M230 should be a lot (approximately 77%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5550. (explain)

Radeon R5 M230 15600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6800 (77%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5550 is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon HD 5550 4400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R5 M230 3120 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1280 (41%)

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 5550

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Radeon R5 M230

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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 5550 Radeon R5 M230
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 9, 2010 2014
Code Name Redwood LE Jet Pro
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 780 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) (Unknown) watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8800 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 3120 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 320(64x5) 320
Texture Mapping Units 16 20
Render Output Units 8 4
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 627 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock 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 rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 5550

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Radeon R5 M230

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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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