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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 4850

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 4850

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Higher memory bandwidth 63.55 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s Around 10x higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 625 MHz vs 475 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,986 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,000 GFLOPS vs 35.2 GFLOPS Around 28.5x better floating-point performance
More shading units 800 vs 16 784 more shading units
Much higher memory clock speed 993 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 2.5x higher memory clock speed
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Higher texture rate 25 GTexel/s vs 3.8 GTexel/s More than 6.5x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 40 vs 8 32 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 10 GPixel/s vs 1.9 GPixel/s More than 5.2x higher pixel rate
Front view of GeForce 210 PCI

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 210 PCI

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Lower TDP 31W vs 110W 3.5x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 4850  vs GeForce 210 PCI 

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

Radeon HD 4850
63.55 GB/s
GeForce 210 PCI
6.4 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 4850
10 GPixel/s
GeForce 210 PCI
1.9 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 4850
25 GTexel/s
GeForce 210 PCI
3.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 4850
1,000 GFLOPS
GeForce 210 PCI

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 4850  vs
GeForce 210 PCI 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV770 GT216
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 625 MHz 475 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 800 16
Texture mapping units 40 8
Render output processors 16 4
Pixel rate 10 GPixel/s 1.9 GPixel/s
Texture rate 25 GTexel/s 3.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,000 GFLOPS 35.2 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 4850  vs
GeForce 210 PCI 
Memory clock speed 993 MHz 400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,986 MHz 800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 64 bit
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 63.55 GB/s 6.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 110W 31W

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