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GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 5450

Intro

The GeForce GT 210 has a GPU clock speed of 589 MHz, and the 512 MB of DDR3 memory is set to run at 800 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also features 16 Stream Processors, 8 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5450, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 650 MHz, and 512 MB of DDR3 RAM running at 800 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is comprised of 80(16x5) Stream Processors, 8 Texture Address Units, and 4 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5450 19 Watts
GeForce GT 210 31 Watts
Difference: 12 Watts (63%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same memory bandwidth, so in theory they should have the same performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5450 is a little bit (more or less 10%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 210. (explain)

Radeon HD 5450 5200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 210 4712 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 488 (10%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5450 is the winner, but only just. (explain)

Radeon HD 5450 2600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 210 2356 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 244 (10%)

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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GeForce GT 210

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Radeon HD 5450

Amazon.com

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Specifications

Model GeForce GT 210 Radeon HD 5450
Manufacturer nVidia ATi
Year October 2009 February 4, 2010
Code Name GT218 Cedar PRO
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 589 MHz 650 MHz
Shader Speed 1402 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz (1600 MHz effective) 800 MHz (1600 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 16 80(16x5)
Texture Mapping Units 8 8
Render Output Units 4 4
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 3.2
Power (Max TDP) 31 watts 19 watts
Shader Model 4.1 5.0
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 4712 Mtexels/sec 5200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2356 Mpixels/sec 2600 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the 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 number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also 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 memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

Comments

22 Responses to “GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 5450”
fearpplen says:
HD5450 of course. Low power and still wins GT210
Nils says:
Glad I went with the HD5450!
I wish I'd discovered this website before!
Shefath says:
Rejoice all you want,but I used to have both of them.G 210 works well in Crysis,metro 2033 etc. Whereas performing slightly bad in Assassins Creed and Splinter cell conviction.And the 5450 results were Vice Versa. It is due to the games supporting the architecture of different makes.
vysakh says:
gta4 has poor performance on my ati 5450. i dont know abt gforce210
svend says:
Does both cards have sound over hdmi ?
[...] diferentes tarjetas de video, ami me ayudo para elejr la que tengo ahorita, espero que te sirva. GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 5450 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare En cuanto a calidad la mejor es la Nvidia pero sus precios son muy elevados, la ATI tiene buen [...]
Gladus Tek Ma says:
Bought the gt 210,
I say the Intel HD3000 is faster by 20%.
HD3000 running Mass Effect 3 1920x1080 Low at 20~30FPS but the GT210 ran at 5~13FPS.
mersso says:
i have galaxy geforce 210 ddr3 1Gb. and it runs test drive unlimited 2 & mafia 2 well. but i wanna try the hd 5450 too, i think it works better with my AMD.
christian says:
Yo tengo las dos tarjetas sólo las he probado con left 4 dead 2 y resident evil 5 y la ati es mucho mejor que la nvidia
[...] heb gevonden dat de Radeon HD5450 beter presteerd dan de GeForce GT210, maar dan vind ik het toch vreemd dat op [...]
Lamb says:
Guyz,i have intel corei3 with hd 2000 graphics the cod black ops game will run smoother in res:1024*768 and ram is 2gb ddr3 guyz how abt bf3 can run in my hd2000 pls guyz rply me
Lamb says:
Hai christian the geforcegt210 is very...... Poor performance card i will use this card before i buy thz cpu
g210 is run gta 4, mw3,black ops. Bf3...also but the condition is keep the resolution and texture settings in low you will get smoother performance you will change the card for gts250 that is a amazing game performer...
Lamb says:
Hi guyz the g210 is a fucking gamercard this card is usefor proffessional defeneitly it is not a gamer card like 8400gs,7300se.gt210,7600gs also
Dinges says:
GT210 is NOT for gaming it is for Motherboards which don't have builtin graphics card. A card for gaming is a HD7770 or higher or older generations like Hd6770/Hd5770 and higher.

Please do not buy this as it is a waste of money if you have already got a builtin graphics on your CPU.

Anonymous says:
mejor la ati XD
Victor says:
I have an intel core i3 running at 3.3 Mhz with Intel HD 2500 Graphics. Is the same perfromance that Radeon HD 5450. If you have a processor like this or better, don´t waste yor money in graphic cards like these (Radeon 5450 or Geforce Gt 210). Go for Radeon HD 7770 or similar.
Bhaskar says:
@Victor u mean 3.3 Ghz not Mhz
Bhaskar says:
well i have a gtx 660 OC
i upgraded from gts 250 for Crysis 3
kalpesh says:
Brothers,Nvidia works good with Intel,becoz both are profesional in their field, on Gt210 you can play GTA 4 at medium with dual core CPU 2.70 ghz,so as comparede to HD 5450 it is more heating and sucking card. I had already tried those cards in my PC.
Jordi says:
Yo he probado las 2, y con la 5450 puedo jugar tranquilamente, y en la GT210, en menos de un minuto ya está sobrecalentada, y se apaga....
ahmed says:
i am playing ASSASINS CREED BLACK FLAG ON HD 5450! THE RESULT IS GOOD AND FLAWLESS
John price says:
Hello i have nvidia geforce 210 1gb and its run assassins creed 4 blackflag on high settings with 8-10 fps

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