GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4850 vs 550 Ti among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
ATi Radeon HD 4850 

GPUBoss recommends the ATi Radeon HD 4850  based on its benchmarks and noise and power.

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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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Much better 3DMark06 score 14,160 vs 2,272 Around 6.2x better 3DMark06 score
More shading units 800 vs 192 608 more shading units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 625 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 1,986 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 1,926 vs 1,028 More than 85% better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 63.55 GB/s Around 55% higher memory bandwidth
Slightly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 9,923 vs 7,436 Around 35% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 47 vs 40 Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 4850 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 3

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