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Radeon HD 4550 512MB vs Radeon HD 5830

Intro

The Radeon HD 4550 512MB comes with a clock frequency of 600 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 800 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 55 nm design. It features 80(16x5) SPUs, 8 Texture Address Units, and 4 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5830, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this card. It features 1120(224x5) SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4550 512MB 25 Watts
Radeon HD 5830 175 Watts
Difference: 150 Watts (600%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 5830 should be 900% faster than the Radeon HD 4550 512MB overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 5830 128000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4550 512MB 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 115200 (900%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5830 should be quite a bit (approximately 833%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 4550 512MB. (explain)

Radeon HD 5830 44800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4550 512MB 4800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 40000 (833%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5830 is superior to the Radeon HD 4550 512MB, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon HD 5830 12800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4550 512MB 2400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10400 (433%)

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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Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 4550 512MB Radeon HD 5830
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Sep 30, 2008 February 25, 2010
Code Name RV710 Cypress LE
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 25 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 128000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 4800 Mtexels/sec 44800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2400 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 80(16x5) 1120(224x5)
Texture Mapping Units 8 56
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 242 million 2154 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 4550 512MB

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Radeon HD 5830

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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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