ATI Radeon HD 4550 vs NVIDIA GeForce 320M Mac Edition
Comparison of Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
30 September 2008
1 April 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
4.8 GTexel / s
7.2 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition 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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
10.48 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
APIs supported by Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4550
More pipelines (80 vs 48)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 320M Mac Edition
Much newer (1 April 2010 vs 30 September 2008)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (23 vs 25 watts)
So, HD 4550 or 320M Mac Edition?
Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon HD 4550 and NVIDIA GeForce 320M Mac Edition. We've got no test results to judge.
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