ATI Radeon HD 5450 PCI 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 5450 PCI
ATI Radeon HD 5450 PCI
  • Interface PCI
  • Core clock speed 650 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type DDR2
  • Memory clock speed 666 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 94$
Games supported 39%

General info

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

Place in performance ratingnot ratednot rated
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)TeraScale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameG96Cedar
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date29 July 2008
(14 years old)
4 February 2010
(12 years old)
Current price$3.49 $94

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 MHz650 MHz
Number of transistors314 million292 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)40 Watt19 Watt
Texture fill rate8.8005.200
Floating-point performanceno data104 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 x16PCI
Lengthno data145 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 MB512 MB
Memory bus width128 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed1008 MHz666 MHz
Memory bandwidth16.13 GB/s5.328 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
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model4.05.0
CUDA1.1no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 29 July 2008 4 February 2010
Memory bus width 128 64
Memory bandwidth 16.13 5.328
Pipelines / CUDA cores 32 80
Chip lithography 65 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 40 Watt 19 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
GeForce 9500 GS


ATI Radeon HD 5450 PCI
Radeon HD 5450 PCI

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Competitors of GeForce 9500 GS by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9500 GS from AMD is Radeon HD 4550.

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Competitors of Radeon HD 5450 PCI by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 5450 PCI from NVIDIA is GeForce 800A.

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