ATI HD 2600 XT vs AMD HD 7450A

Price now 12.99$
Games supported 49%
AMD Radeon HD 7450A
Radeon HD 7450A
  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 625 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 800 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1400 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 219$
Games supported 49%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating10641070
Value for money0.56no data
ArchitectureTeraScale 2 (2009−2015)TeraScale (2005−2013)
GPU code nameCaicosRV630
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date5 January 2012 (11 years old)28 June 2007 (15 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$199
Current price$12.99 $219 (1.1x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 cores160120
Core clock speed625 MHz800 MHz
Number of transistors370 million390 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Watt45 Watt
Texture fill rate5.0006.400
Floating-point performance200.0 gflops192 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

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).

InterfaceMXM-A (3.0)PCIe 1.0 x16
WidthMXM Module1-slot
Supplementary power connectorsno dataNone


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB256 MB
Memory bus width64 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1400 MHz
Memory bandwidth12.8 GB/s22.4 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 ConnectorsNo outputs2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)10.0 (10_0)
Shader Model5.04.0

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.

HD 7450A 0.73
ATI HD 2600 XT 0.71
  • 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: 24%

HD 7450A 288
ATI HD 2600 XT 282

Radeon HD 7450A outperforms Radeon HD 2600 XT by 2% in Passmark.

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 0.73 0.71
Recency 5 January 2012 28 June 2007
Memory bus width 64 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 160 120
Memory bandwidth 12.8 22.4
Chip lithography 40 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 25 Watt 45 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon HD 7450A
Radeon HD 7450A


ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
Radeon HD 2600 XT

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Radeon HD 7450A by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7450A from NVIDIA is GeForce 7800 GTX, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX GeForce 7800 GTX

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 7450A:

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Competitors of Radeon HD 2600 XT by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 2600 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 7800 GTX, which is faster by 3% and higher by 8 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX GeForce 7800 GTX

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 2600 XT:

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User rating

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