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Radeon HD 4770 vs Radeon HD 4850 2GB

Intro

The Radeon HD 4770 features clock speeds of 750 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 640(128x5) SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 4850 2GB, which features 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 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4770 80 Watts
Radeon HD 4850 2GB 110 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (38%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 4850 2GB should be much faster than the Radeon HD 4770 in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 2GB 63552 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4770 51200 MB/sec
Difference: 12352 (24%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 4850 2GB is a little bit (more or less 4%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 4770. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 2GB 25000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4770 24000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1000 (4%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 4770 should be a bit (approximately 20%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon HD 4850 2GB, and should be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon HD 4770 12000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4850 2GB 10000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2000 (20%)

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 4770

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Radeon HD 4850 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 4770 Radeon HD 4850 2GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Apr 28, 2009 Jun 25, 2008
Code Name RV740 RV770 PRO
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 750 MHz 625 MHz
Memory Speed 3200 MHz 1986 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 80 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 51200 MB/sec 63552 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24000 Mtexels/sec 25000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12000 Mpixels/sec 10000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 640(128x5) 800(160x5)
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR4
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 55 nm
Transistors 826 million 956 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 can be processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs 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 rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 4770

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Radeon HD 4850 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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