ATI Radeon HD 4550 vs NVIDIA GeForce 320M Mac Edition

ATI Radeon HD 4550
NVIDIA GeForce 320M Mac Edition

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
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Architecture
TeraScale
 
Tesla 2.0
Code name
RV710
 
C89
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
30 September 2008
 
1 April 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$59
 
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Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
80
 
48
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
450 MHz
Transistor count
242 million
 
486 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
25 Watt
 
23 Watt
Texture fill rate
4.8 GTexel / s
 
7.2 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
96 gflops
 
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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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
168 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory

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.
Memory type
DDR2
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
256 MB
 
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
1310 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
10.48 GB / s
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 4550 and GeForce 320M Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
11.1 (10_1)
OpenGL
3.3
 
3.3

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?

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