Multimedia Ideal Arrived: ATI Radeon HD 4550 Graphics Adapter Review. Page 15
[12/28/2008 12:23 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin , Yaroslav Lyssenko, Anton Shilov
ATI Radeon HD 4550, one of the junior solutions in the latest Radeon lineup, boasts pretty attractive features: it supports DirectX 10.1, advanced second generation Avivo HD video processor, hardware video streams acceleration, 7.1 sound over HDMI, and consumes very little power. But this is all the promises from the developers. In our turn, we are going to find out if Radeon HD 4550 is really as good for playing new gaming titles and functioning as part of HTPC system for playing back Blu-ray movies.
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
We minimize the CPU’s influence by using the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering).
The Radeon HD 4550 just fails this test although 3DMark Vantage is meant for benchmarking modern graphics architectures. It cannot score even 400 points whereas the GeForce 9500 GT easily scores 900 points and more, which is a good result for an entry-level card.
The same goes for the individual tests: the Radeon HD 4550 doesn’t yield even two frames per second in them. We shouldn’t blame the developer, however. This graphics card is not actually positioned as a gaming solution.
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