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Radeon HD 4670 1GB vs Radeon HD 5450

Intro

The Radeon HD 4670 1GB uses a 55 nm design. ATi has clocked the core frequency at 750 MHz. The GDDR4/GDDR3/DDR3/DDR2 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1100 MHz on this card. It features 320(64x5) SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 5450, which has clock speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 80(16x5) SPUs as well as 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
Radeon HD 4670 1GB 70 Watts
Difference: 51 Watts (268%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 4670 1GB should in theory be much superior to 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 should be quite a bit (about 362%) better at AF 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 is quite a bit (approximately 131%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 5450, and will be capable of handling higher resolutions better. (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

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Radeon HD 4670 1GB

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Radeon HD 5450

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Specifications

Model Radeon HD 4670 1GB Radeon HD 5450
Manufacturer ATi ATi
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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If 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 high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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