ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 545

Price now 195$
Games supported 58%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 545
NVIDIA GeForce GT 545
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 720 MHz
  • Max video memory 1536 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2
ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 625 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1990 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 58%

General info

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

Place in performance rating669662
Value for money0.21no data
ArchitectureFermi 2.0 (2010−2014)TeraScale (2005−2013)
GPU code nameGF116R700
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date14 May 2011
(11 years old)
7 November 2008
(14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$149 $420
Current price$195 (1.3x MSRP)no data
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 cores144800
Core clock speed720 MHz625 MHz
Number of transistors1,170 million956 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)70 Watt250 Watt
Texture fill rate17.2825.00
Floating-point performance414.7 gflops2x 1,000.0 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
Length145 mm267 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


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 typeDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1536 MB512 MB
Memory bus width192 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1990 MHz
Memory bandwidth38.4 GB/s63.68 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA4x DVI, 1x S-Video
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)10.1 (10_1)
Shader Model5.14.1
CUDA2.1no data

Benchmark performance

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

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GT 545 2.76
ATI HD 4850 X2 2.88
  • 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%

GT 545 1084
ATI HD 4850 X2 1132

Radeon HD 4850 X2 outperforms GeForce GT 545 by 4% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 545 and Radeon HD 4850 X2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 35 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.76 2.88
Recency 14 May 2011 7 November 2008
Cost $149 $420
Memory bus width 192 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 144 800
Memory bandwidth 38.4 63.68
Chip lithography 40 nm 55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 70 Watt 250 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GT 545
GeForce GT 545


ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2
Radeon HD 4850 X2

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GeForce GT 545 by AMD

The nearest GeForce GT 545's AMD equivalent is Radeon R7 250, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon R7 250 Radeon R7 250

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 545:

Radeon R7 250 101.45
GeForce GT 545 100

Competitors of Radeon HD 4850 X2 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 4850 X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce 830A, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 830A GeForce 830A

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 4850 X2:

GeForce 940A 101.04
GeForce 930A 100.69
GeForce 830A 100.35
Radeon HD 4850 X2 100

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