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AMD HD 4000 Series

Radeon HD 4550

The Radeon HD 4550 is clocked at 600 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 34.

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AMD Radeon HD 4550

help iconCore Speed600 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size55nm
help iconArchitectureR700 RV710help iconTexture Mapping Units8
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate4.8 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units4
help iconRelease Date01 Sep 2008help iconPixel Rate2.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power25Whelp iconDirectX10.1
help iconMemory256MBhelp iconShader Model4.1
help iconMemory Speed800MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.0
help iconMemory Bus64 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR3help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs80help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance34help iconVGA Connections1

Radeon HD 4550 compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 4550 has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 9 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. The driver support for the AMD Radeon HD 4550 is now fairly poor, so don't count on any new game optimizations. You may also encounter more and more graphical oddities as newer games are released.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the AMD Radeon HD 4550 would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 34, the AMD Radeon HD 4550 processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 25 Watts, however.

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