ATI Radeon HD 4550 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS

Price now 3.49$
Games supported 39%
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type DDR2
  • Memory clock speed 1008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
ATI Radeon HD 4550
ATI Radeon HD 4550
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type DDR2
  • Memory clock speed 1310 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 122$
Games supported 49%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance ratingnot rated1061
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)TeraScale (2005−2013)
GPU code nameG96RV710
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date29 July 2008
(14 years old)
30 September 2008
(14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$59
Current price$3.49 $122 (2.1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3280
Core clock speed550 MHz600 MHz
Number of transistors314 million242 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)40 Watt25 Watt
Texture fill rate8.8004.800
Floating-point performanceno data96 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Lengthno data168 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR2DDR2
Maximum RAM amount512 MB256 MB
Memory bus width128 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed1008 MHz1310 MHz
Memory bandwidth16.13 GB/s10.48 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)10.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.04.1
CUDA1.1no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

  • Passmark


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

9500 GS 156
ATI HD 4550 235

Radeon HD 4550 outperforms GeForce 9500 GS by 51% in Passmark.

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 29 July 2008 30 September 2008
Memory bus width 128 64
Memory bandwidth 16.13 10.48
Pipelines / CUDA cores 32 80
Chip lithography 65 nm 55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 40 Watt 25 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
GeForce 9500 GS


ATI Radeon HD 4550
Radeon HD 4550

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Competitors of GeForce 9500 GS by AMD

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for GeForce 9500 GS. The nearest candidate is Radeon HD 4550, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

ATI Radeon HD 4550 Radeon HD 4550

Competitors of Radeon HD 4550 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 4550's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 7800 GT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 7 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GeForce 7800 GT

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