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Radeon HD 4550 512MB vs Radeon R5 M330

Intro

The Radeon HD 4550 512MB features clock speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 80(16x5) SPUs as well as 8 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R5 M330, which features core speeds of 1030 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 320 SPUs along with 20 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R5 M330 should perform just a bit faster than the Radeon HD 4550 512MB in general. (explain)

Radeon R5 M330 14400 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4550 512MB 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (13%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R5 M330 is quite a bit (approximately 329%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 4550 512MB. (explain)

Radeon R5 M330 20600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4550 512MB 4800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 15800 (329%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R5 M330 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon R5 M330 8240 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4550 512MB 2400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5840 (243%)

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.

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Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 4550 512MB Radeon R5 M330
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Sep 30, 2008 2015
Code Name RV710 Oland
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1030 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 25 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 14400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 4800 Mtexels/sec 20600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2400 Mpixels/sec 8240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 80(16x5) 320
Texture Mapping Units 8 20
Render Output Units 4 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 242 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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