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Radeon HD 4670 1GB vs Radeon HD 5450

Intro

The Radeon HD 4670 1GB has a GPU core speed of 750 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR4/GDDR3/DDR3/DDR2 RAM runs at 1100 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 320(64x5) SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 5450, which comes with core speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 80(16x5) SPUs along with 8 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5450 19 Watts
Radeon HD 4670 1GB 70 Watts
Difference: 51 Watts (268%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 4670 1GB should theoretically be a lot better than the Radeon HD 5450 in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 4670 1GB 35200 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5450 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 22400 (175%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 4670 1GB will be much (approximately 362%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5450. (explain)

Radeon HD 4670 1GB 24000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5450 5200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18800 (362%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 4670 1GB should be quite a bit (about 131%) more effective at AA than the Radeon HD 5450, and will be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon HD 4670 1GB 6000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5450 2600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3400 (131%)

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 4670 1GB

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 5450

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 4670 1GB Radeon HD 5450
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Sep 10, 2008 February 4, 2010
Code Name RV730 XT Cedar PRO
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16, AGP 8x PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 750 MHz 650 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1100 MHz (2200 MHz effective) 800 MHz (1600 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 320(64x5) 80(16x5)
Texture Mapping Units 32 8
Render Output Units 8 4
Bus Type GDDR4/GDDR3/DDR3/DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2
Power (Max TDP) 70 watts 19 watts
Shader Model 4.1 5.0
Bandwidth 35200 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24000 Mtexels/sec 5200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6000 Mpixels/sec 2600 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's 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 are applied per second. This number 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 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 card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated 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 rate is also dependant on lots of 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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