Radeon HD 4890 vs GeForce GTS 450

Radeon HD 4890
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 2 Apr 2009
Radeon HD 4890
GeForce GTS 450
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Sep 2010
GeForce GTS 450

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4890

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 GTS 450

84 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 4890 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 4890

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 4890

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 4890 GeForce GTS 450
GPU Name RV790 (RV790 XT) vs GF106 (GF106-250-KA-A1)
Fab Process 55 nm vs 40 nm
Die Size 282 mm² vs 238 mm²
Transistors 959 million vs 1,170 million
Shaders 800 vs 192
Compute Units 10 vs 4
Core clock 850 MHz vs 783 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 16
TMUs 40 vs 32

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4890 GeForce GTS 450
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 975 MHz
3900 MHz effective
vs 902 MHz
3608 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4890 GeForce GTS 450
TDP 190 watts vs 106 watts
Release Date 2 Apr 2009 vs 13 Sep 2010

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4890
    13.60 GP/s
  • GeForce GTS 450
    6.26 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4890
    34.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GTS 450
    25.10 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 4890
    125.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTS 450
    57.70 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 4890
    1360.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTS 450
    601.30 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better