Right then, all hail AMDs new budget VGA card. We today will test the Radeon HD 4550, it's actually the most expensive 512MB model at 55 USD [insert giggle here].
Our card is equipped with 512MB 128-bit DDR3 memory, yet a 256Mb GDDR2 version will be available as well. The product is a 55nm fabbed part, has DX10.1 compatibility (though with 80 Shader processors not very much recommended ;)
The Radeon HD 4550 is obviously aimed at the lowest of low budget market. It's in fact competing with mainboard integrated chipsets. And looking at it from that point of view, doing very well. So if you need a dirt cheap graphics card that provides dual-link connectivity (1x dual link, 1x single link) and need to decode a DVD or a Blu-Ray movie over the GPU as your processor is specced too low or something .. look no further. This card will do that for you. And even if you are stuck at say 1024x768, you can even play a game perfectly fine, though preferably older titles.
ATI Radeon HD 4850
ATI Radeon HD 4870
ATI Radeon HD 4670
ATI Radeon HD 4550
# of transistors
Stream Processing Units
2000 MHz GDDR3 (effective)
3600 MHz GDDR5 (effective)
2.0 GHz GDDR3 (effective)
800 MHz GDDR3 (effective)
Math processing rate (Multiply Add)
Power Consumption (peak)
Fifty bucks or not, it even has the integrated HD audio controller with up to 2 channel 48 kHz PCM stereo or multi-channel (7.1) AC3 enabling a plug-and-play cable-less audio solution over HDMI. So you see value is what it's all about.
Another interesting fact about the ATI Radeon HD 4550 graphics card is that it consumes less than 25 (20W actually) watts under full load, making it the ideal choice for implementation across a large diverse install base of desktop PCs.
ATI Radeon HD 4770 review Today we have another bang for buck product, a product that I like very much. As what ATI is doing today is pretty remarkable. They are releasing the Radeon HD 4770, a mainstream product at a budget price. Trust me when I say that after reading this review, you will be impressed.
ATI Radeon HD 4550 512MB review Today we test the Radeon HD 4550. It's the cheapest desktop graphics product that ATI can deliver at your doorsteps. This Radeon HD 4550 (GPU codename RV710XT) comes with an optional 256 MB GDDR2 or optional 512MB GDDR3 and will cost you .. 45 to 55 USD respectively.
AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB review Today a test and review on the new AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB. Obviously ATI is releasing a 1GB model to compete with the new Core 216 version of that GeForce GTX 260. The 4870 series really diggs that GDDR5 memory bandwidth, and what's the cheapest thing to do to gain some extra performance ? Increase the framebuffer volume. Now that by itself is not going to work miracles, yet in memory limited situations (loads of high quality textures, filtering and AA modes) it will help you here and there. And a little bit of extra bite is all the product needs to get beat that Core 216 card again.
ATI Radeon HD 4670 review We test the ATI Radeon HD 4670. A nice little card that packs some decent punch in the value minded consumers.