ATI Radeon HD 5550 vs ATI Radeon HD 4200

Comparative analysis of ATI Radeon HD 5550 and ATI Radeon HD 4200 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory, Technologies. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the ATI Radeon HD 5550

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 4 month(s) later
  • Around 10% higher core clock speed: 550 MHz vs 500 MHz
  • 8x more pipelines: 320 vs 40
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 40 nm vs 55 nm
  • 3.3x better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 364 vs 112
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 9 February 2010 vs 10 September 2009
Core clock speed 550 MHz vs 500 MHz
Pipelines 320 vs 40
Manufacturing process technology 40 nm vs 55 nm
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 364 vs 112

Reasons to consider the ATI Radeon HD 4200

  • 2.1x better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 372 vs 177
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 372 vs 177

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: ATI Radeon HD 5550
GPU 2: ATI Radeon HD 4200

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
364
112
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
177
372
Name ATI Radeon HD 5550 ATI Radeon HD 4200
PassMark - G3D Mark 364 112
PassMark - G2D Mark 177 372
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 485
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 485

Compare specifications (specs)

ATI Radeon HD 5550 ATI Radeon HD 4200

Essentials

Architecture TeraScale 2 RV6xx
Code name Redwood RV620
Launch date 9 February 2010 10 September 2009
Place in performance rating 837 821
Type Desktop Laptop

Technical info

Core clock speed 550 MHz 500 MHz
Floating-point performance 352.0 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 40 nm 55 nm
Pipelines 320 40
Texture fill rate 8.8 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 39 Watt
Transistor count 627 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
Length 165 mm
Supplementary power connectors None

API support

DirectX 11.2 (11_0) 10.1
OpenGL 4.4

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 512 MB 512 MB
Memory bandwidth 51.2 GB / s
Memory bus width 128 Bit
Memory clock speed 3200 MHz
Memory type GDDR5
Shared memory yes

Technologies

HDCP support
PCI-E 2.0