ATI Radeon HD 4550 Budget DX10.1 GPU - HotHardware

ATI Radeon HD 4550 Budget DX10.1 GPU

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Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DirectX Gaming


3DMark Vantage

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, is specifically bound to Windows Vista-based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which isn't available on previous versions of Windows.  3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware.  We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's Performance preset option, which uses a resolution of 1280x1024, with no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering.

The trend in results using 3DMark Vantage's Performance present essentially mirrors those of 3DMark06, as the Radeon HD 4550 trailed all of the other cards we tested.  




3DMark Vantage's individual GPU tests also show the Radeon HD 4550 trailing the competition.

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Wow... interesting benchmarks. The model number is very deceptive in relation to its sucktitude.

So I use a different dictionary. Wanna fight about it?

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Hmm... "sucktitude" is rather strong there 3vil one. For cheap dough you can get a card that will provide full H.264 offload and some level of graphics, to replace some lame onboard graphics implementation. You get what you pay for. Want to drop $200 on a card or more and you'll get 4X the performance or more... simple math.

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Dave_HH:

Hmm... "sucktitude" is rather strong there 3vil one. For cheap dough you can get a card that will provide full H.264 offload and some level of graphics, to replace some lame onboard graphics implementation. You get what you pay for. Want to drop $200 on a card or more and you'll get 4X the performance or more... simple math.

This is the kind of card I drop im family computers. They don't wanna spend $200 and for $50 they think games look crazy good on cheap cards. All they have to compare to is onboard. I use to only buy $100 or less gpus. Now thanks to my 8800 and even worse the 4870s I'm addicted to the high end.Wink

 

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Good points...

But, being unable to hit 30fps in any modern games is where I draw the "not worth it at any price"/sucks line. For non-gamers, I can see your point.

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