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GeForce GTS 450 vs Radeon HD 4850 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTS 450 features a clock speed of 783 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 902 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 192 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 4850 1GB, which has a GPU core clock speed of 625 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR4 RAM set to run at 993 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTS 450 106 Watts
Radeon HD 4850 1GB 110 Watts
Difference: 4 Watts (4%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 4850 1GB will be 10% quicker than the GeForce GTS 450 in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 1GB 63552 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 450 57728 MB/sec
Difference: 5824 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 450 is a bit (about 0%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 4850 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 25056 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4850 1GB 25000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 56 (0%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTS 450 is superior to the Radeon HD 4850 1GB, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 12528 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4850 1GB 10000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2528 (25%)

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 GTS 450

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Radeon HD 4850 1GB

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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 GeForce GTS 450 Radeon HD 4850 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2010 Jun 25, 2008
Code Name GF106 RV770 PRO
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 783 MHz 625 MHz
Memory Speed 3608 MHz 1986 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 106 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 57728 MB/sec 63552 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25056 Mtexels/sec 25000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12528 Mpixels/sec 10000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 800(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 1170 million 956 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card 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 in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip 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 Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core 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 quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 450

Amazon.com

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Radeon HD 4850 1GB

Amazon.com

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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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