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Radeon HD 4550 256MB vs Radeon R7 M260

Intro

The Radeon HD 4550 256MB uses a 55 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 600 MHz. The DDR3 RAM runs at a speed of 800 MHz on this specific model. It features 80(16x5) SPUs along with 8 TAUs and 4 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 M260, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 715 MHz. The DDR3 memory runs at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this model. It features 384 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 M260 should theoretically be much better than the Radeon HD 4550 256MB overall. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260 16000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4550 256MB 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M260 should be quite a bit (approximately 258%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 4550 256MB. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260 17160 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4550 256MB 4800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12360 (258%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 M260 is quite a bit (about 138%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon HD 4550 256MB, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260 5720 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4550 256MB 2400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3320 (138%)

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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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 4550 256MB Radeon R7 M260
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Sep 30, 2008 June 2014
Code Name RV710 Opal/Topaz
Memory 256 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 715 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 25 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 4800 Mtexels/sec 17160 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2400 Mpixels/sec 5720 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 80(16x5) 384
Texture Mapping Units 8 24
Render Output Units 4 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 242 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range 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 worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video 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 most pixels the video card could 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 Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few 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 4550 256MB

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Radeon R7 M260

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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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