Radeon HD 4850 vs GeForce 9500 GT

Radeon HD 4850
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4850
GeForce 9500 GT
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jul 2008
GeForce 9500 GT

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4850

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce 9500 GT

60 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 4850 .
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Radeon HD 4850

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 4850

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 4850 GeForce 9500 GT
GPU Name RV770 (RV770 PRO) vs G96C ()
Fab Process 55 nm vs 55 nm
Die Size 256 mm² vs 121 mm²
Transistors 956 million vs 314 million
Shaders 800 vs 32
Compute Units 10 vs 2
Core clock 625 MHz vs 550 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 8
TMUs 40 vs 16

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4850 GeForce 9500 GT
Memory Type GDDR3 vs GDDR3
Bus Width 256 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 993 MHz
1986 MHz effective
vs 800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
Memory Size 512 Mb vs 512 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4850 GeForce 9500 GT
TDP 110 watts vs 50 watts
Release Date 25 Jun 2008 vs 29 Jul 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4850
    10.00 GP/s
  • GeForce 9500 GT
    4.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4850
    25.00 GT/s
  • GeForce 9500 GT
    8.80 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 4850
    63.60 GB/s
  • GeForce 9500 GT
    25.60 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 4850
    1000.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce 9500 GT
    89.60 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better