VisionTek Radeon HD 4550 

Released September, 2008
  • 600 MHz
  • 512 MB DDR2
The 3D performance has greatly increased, yet this is definitely not a gamer's card.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)
The one we review today features a passive cooler which makes it a great choice for a media PC because silence is key there.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 4550

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Radeon HD 4550
242

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 4550
558.8
Radeon HD 5450
1,642.24
GeForce 210
1,226.31

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 4550
4.41

Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon HD 4550


9.0
Another area where incremental improvements have been made is the HDMI Audio feature.

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Power

Under load and peak it is also among the most modest cards with a very low power draw.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)
While they are only of secondary concern for you as the end user, they show how well AMD did their job engineering an efficient GPU that runs well without drawing loads of power.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)
AMD has achieved an amazingly low power consumption with their new Radeon HD 4550.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)

Applications

If you are building a media PC on the tightest possible budget, the HD 3450 would still your weapon of choice.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)
This makes it a prime candidate for a media PC where silence is key.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)
The Radeon HD 4550 is dominated by the big black passive heatsink, it also uses a single slot which is often crucial in media PC designs.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)

Temperature

Even though the heatsink is completely passive, the temperatures are very low.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)
With around 20% overclock the GPU temperature increases only by a few degrees.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)

Gaming

While you can certainly play most games at modest resolutions with some eye candy, many people have just gotten used to turning up everything to the max to match what they see on marketing and review screenshots.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand ATI
GPU name RV710
Market Desktop
Clock speed 600 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card ATi Radeon HD 4550 600 MHz 256 MB

raw performance

Shading units 80
Texture mapping units 8
Render output processors 4
Compute units 1
Pixel rate 2.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 4.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 96 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 600 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,200 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit
Memory 512 MB
Memory type DDR2
Memory bandwidth 9.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 25W
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