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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 4720

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 4720

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Higher clock speed 600 MHz vs 475 MHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,334 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 21.34 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s More than 3.2x higher memory bandwidth
Slightly higher texture rate 19.2 GTexel/s vs 3.8 GTexel/s More than 5x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 32 vs 8 24 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 667 MHz vs 400 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 320 vs 16 304 more shading units
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce 210

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Nvidia GeForce 210

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Lower TDP 31W vs 55W Around 45% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 4720  vs GeForce 210 

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

Radeon HD 4720
21.34 GB/s
GeForce 210
6.4 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 4720
4.8 GPixel/s
GeForce 210
1.9 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 4720
19.2 GTexel/s
GeForce 210
3.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 4720
GeForce 210

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 4720  vs
GeForce 210 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV730 GT216
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 600 MHz 475 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce 210 520 MHz 512 MB

raw performance

Shading units 320 16
Texture mapping units 32 8
Render output processors 8 4
Pixel rate 4.8 GPixel/s 1.9 GPixel/s
Texture rate 19.2 GTexel/s 3.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 384 GFLOPS 35.2 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 4720  vs
GeForce 210 
Memory clock speed 667 MHz 400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,334 MHz 800 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 64 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 21.34 GB/s 6.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 55W 31W


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