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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4650 v2 GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 951% 178%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 861% 154%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 830% 146%
Hitman 3 1267% 262%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1379% 291%
FIFA 21 430% 40%
Far Cry 6 1421% 302%
Genshin Impact 951% 178%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1407% 298%
Watch Dogs Legion 914% 168%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 4650 v2.

The GTX 470 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 4650. This results in the GTX 470 providing 17.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 470 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the HD 4650. This results in the GTX 470 providing 21.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 470 was released over a year more recently than the HD 4650, and so the GTX 470 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 4650.

The GTX 470 has 256 MB more video memory than the HD 4650, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 470 has 112 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 4650, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is massively better than the HD 4650.

The Radeon HD 4650 v2 has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 4650 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The GTX 470 having 448 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 4650.

The GTX 470 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4650. This means that the GTX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4650.

The Radeon HD 4650 v2 requires 48 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 4650 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The GTX 470 requires 167 Watts more than the HD 4650 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 4650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureR700 RV730 PROFermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date10 Sep 2008vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed750 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth24GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs448
Actual Shader Performance6%vs28%
Texture Mapping Units32vs56
Texture Rate19.2 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs40
Pixel Rate4.8 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power48 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720vs1920x1080

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 4650 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the R700 Architecture.

R700 was AMD's Second Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed RV730 PRO which has 4 Compute Units Activated and thus offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 48W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 10% behind the faster than Radeon HD 4670.
GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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