ATI Radeon HD 4850: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon HD 4850

Summary

ATI started Radeon HD 4850 sales 25 June 2008 at a recommended price of $199. This is TeraScale architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 0.5 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.99 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 63.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 246 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 110 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.39 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 4850's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Code name
RV770
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
25 June 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 4850'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 4850's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
800
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
625 MHz
 
Transistor count
956 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
110 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
25.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,000.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 4850's 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
 
Length
246 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4850: 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
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1986 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
63.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4850.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 4850, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 4850. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
8.24
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
72891.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
11272.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
8972.00
 
 
Passmark
1026.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 4850 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Civilization 5 (2010)
low / 768p
84.00
 
StarCraft 2 (2010)
high / 768p
62.00
 
ultra / 1080p
37.00
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
17.80
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 4850 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 550 Ti, which is faster by 3% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

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