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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4550 v2 GeForce 6800 Ultra
Halo: Reach 616% 617%
Cyberpunk 2077 2995% 3001%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2153% 2157%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1289% 1292%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2153% 2157%
Doom Eternal 1837% 1841%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2995% 3001%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3342% 3349%
FIFA 20 1100% 1103%
Need For Speed Heat 2153% 2157%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4550 v2 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra.

The HD 4550 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, and so the HD 4550 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6800 Ultra when running the latest games.

The HD 4550 has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 6800 Ultra has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 4550, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is slightly better than the HD 4550.

The Radeon HD 4550 v2 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 Ultra has 22. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 4550 is 34 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is 9. The HD 4550 having 25 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6800 Ultra performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 4550 v2 requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 124 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD 4550. The GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 99 Watts more than the HD 4550 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 6800 Ultra may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 4550.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureR700 RV710NV40/NV45
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date30 Sep 2008vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs550 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs35.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs22
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs124 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E1400 Dual-Core 2GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 4550 v2 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the R700 Architecture.

R700 was AMD's Second Unified Shader Architecture.
It has 1 Compute Units Activated and offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 600MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with GDDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 64-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 800MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 512MB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Benchmarks Indicate Similar Performance to .

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 4550 v2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1024x768. We recommend a Performance Processor and 2GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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