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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 4450

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 4450

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Lower TDP 25W vs 95W 3.8x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 9600

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Nvidia GeForce GT 9600

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Higher memory bandwidth 57.6 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s 9x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 800 MHz 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 400 MHz 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 10.4 GPixel/s vs 2.4 GPixel/s More than 4.2x higher pixel rate
Slightly higher texture rate 20.8 GTexel/s vs 4.8 GTexel/s More than 4.2x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 32 vs 8 24 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 4450  vs GeForce GT 9600 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 4450
6.4 GB/s
GeForce GT 9600
57.6 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 4450
2.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 9600
10.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 4450
4.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 9600
20.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 4450
GeForce GT 9600

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon HD 4450  vs
GeForce GT 9600 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV710 G94
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 600 MHz 650 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 80 64
Texture mapping units 8 32
Render output processors 4 16
Pixel rate 2.4 GPixel/s 10.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 4.8 GTexel/s 20.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 96 GFLOPS 208 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 4450  vs
GeForce GT 9600 
Memory clock speed 400 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 800 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 256 bit
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Memory type DDR2 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 6.4 GB/s 57.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 25W 95W

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