GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4550 vs 730 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 730 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 730  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 4550

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ATi Radeon HD 4550

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Slightly lower TDP 25W vs 38W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 730

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Nvidia GeForce GT 730

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,310 MHz More than 3.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 600 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 922 vs 242 More than 3.8x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 40.1 GB/s vs 10.48 GB/s More than 3.8x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 9.48 vs 4.41 Around 2.2x better cloud gate factor score
More memory 1,024 MB vs 256 MB 4x more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 655 MHz More than 90% higher memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 692.7 GFLOPS vs 96 GFLOPS Around 7.2x better floating-point performance
More shading units 384 vs 80 304 more shading units
Slightly more render output processors 8 vs 4 Twice as many render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 4550 vs GeForce GT 730

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 4550
1,901.54
GeForce GT 730
3,361.1

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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