ATI Radeon HD 5550 vs NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go

Comparative analysis of ATI Radeon HD 5550 and NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the ATI Radeon HD 5550

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 7 year(s) 11 month(s) later
  • 2.8x more core clock speed: 550 MHz vs 200 MHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 40 nm vs 150 nm
  • 8x more maximum memory size: 512 MB vs 64 MB
  • 8x more memory clock speed: 3200 MHz vs 400 MHz
  • 60.7x better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 364 vs 6
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 9 February 2010 vs 1 March 2002
Core clock speed 550 MHz vs 200 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 40 nm vs 150 nm
Maximum memory size 512 MB vs 64 MB
Memory clock speed 3200 MHz vs 400 MHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 364 vs 6

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go

  • 90.9x more texture fill rate: 800 MTexel / s vs 8.8 GTexel / s
  • Around 12% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 199 vs 177
Specifications (specs)
Texture fill rate 800 MTexel / s vs 8.8 GTexel / s
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 199 vs 177

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: ATI Radeon HD 5550
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
364
6
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
177
199
Name ATI Radeon HD 5550 NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go
PassMark - G3D Mark 364 6
PassMark - G2D Mark 177 199

Compare specifications (specs)

ATI Radeon HD 5550 NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go

Essentials

Architecture TeraScale 2 Celsius
Code name Redwood NV18 A4
Launch date 9 February 2010 1 March 2002
Place in performance rating 840 826
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Core clock speed 550 MHz 200 MHz
Floating-point performance 352.0 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 40 nm 150 nm
Pipelines 320
Texture fill rate 8.8 GTexel / s 800 MTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 39 Watt
Transistor count 627 million 29 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA No outputs

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 2.0 x16 AGP 8x
Length 165 mm
Supplementary power connectors None

API support

DirectX 11.2 (11_0) 8.0
OpenGL 4.4 1.3

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 512 MB 64 MB
Memory bandwidth 51.2 GB / s 6.4 GB / s
Memory bus width 128 Bit 128 Bit
Memory clock speed 3200 MHz 400 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 DDR