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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530

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The ATI Mobilty Radeon HD 4530 by AMD is a DirectX 10.1 low-end notebook graphics adapter. Technically it lies between Mobility Radeon 4330 and 4570 (only the clock rate differentiates them).

The gaming performance of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4530 lies under the desktop 4350 and therefore DirecX 9 games should run fluent in medium detail settings. Demanding games like Crysis can only be played in low detail settings.

The Mobility HD 4530 is based on the RV710 chip and features 80 stream processors (16 5-dimensional shader cores). These cores do the graphic work of the shader- and pixel pipelines of older GPUs. The stream processors are also called ALUs and are grouped in five-way VLIW units. Each of the five instructions of a VLIW bundle has to be independent from the others and therefore the performance depends on the optimization of the driver.

A speciality of the Radeon HD 4530 is the possibility to use ordinary DDR2 and DDR3 graphic memory (as a cheaper alternative to GDDR3). However, cards that use that kind of memory will be slower than others equipped with GDDR RAM (because of the different bandwidth 16 versus 32 bit).

The Mobility Radeon HD 4530 includes the Avivo HD called video technology including an onboard soundchip for 7.1 sound output over HDMI or DisplayPort and the 2nd generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder). This UVD 2 supports full bitstream decoding of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1 streams. In addition to this, it also supports dual video stream decoding and Picture-in Picture mode which makes the UVD full BD-Live compliant. Simplified, the Avivo HD technology handles all video tasks and enables the GPU to decode HD videos.

AMD published a current consumtion of about 8-12 Watt for the HD 4530. Still it is unclear if this value represents the chip alone or the whole mxm board including the memory (which would include about 5 Watt).

Compared to the desktop ATI Radeon HD 4350, the mobile 4530 features a slower core clock (600 versus 500) but can have a higher memory clock. Therefore, the performance should be more or less comparable (the mobile card will be a bit slower).

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550

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The ATI Mobilty Radeon HD 4550 from AMD is a DirectX 10.1 lower-class notebook graphics adapter. Technically it lies between Mobility Radeon 4530 and 4570 (only the clockrate differentiates them).

The gaming performance of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4550 lies under the desktop 4350 and therefore DirecX 9 games should run fluent in low-medium detail settings. Demanding games like Crysis can only be played in low detail settings.

The Mobility HD 4550 is based on the RV710 chip and features 80 stream processors (16 5-dimensional shader cores). These cores do the graphic work of the shader- and pixel pipelines of older GPUs. The stream processors are also called ALUs and are grouped in five-way VLIW units. Each of the five instructions of a VLIW bundle has to be independent from the others and therefore the performance depends on the optimization of the driver.

A speciality of the Radeon HD 4550 is the possibility to use ordinary DDR2 and DDR3 graphic memory (as a cheaper alternative to GDDR3). However, cards that use that kind of memory will be slower than others equipped with GDDR RAM (because of the different bandwidth 16 versus 32 bit).

The Mobility Radeon HD 4550 includes the Avivo HD called video technology including an onboard soundchip for 7.1 sound output over HDMI or DisplayPort and the 2nd generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder). This UVD 2 supports full bitstream decoding of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1 streams. In addition to this, it also supports dual video stream decoding and Picture-in Picture mode which makes the UVD full BD-Live compliant. Simplified, the Avivo HD technology handles all video tasks and enables the GPU to decode HD videos.

AMD published a current consumtion of about 8-12 Watt for the HD 4550. Still it is unclear if this value represents the chip alone or the whole mxm board including the memory (which would include about 5 Watt).

Compared to the desktop ATI Radeon HD 4550, the mobile 4550 features a slower core clock (600 versus 500) but can have a higher memory clock. Therefore, the performance should be more or less comparable (the mobile card will be a bit slower).

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Mobility Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series
Mobility Radeon HD 4570 compare 80 @ 0.68 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4550 80 @ 0.55 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4530 80 @ 0.5 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4350 compare 80 @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4570 compare 80 @ 0.68 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4550 80 @ 0.55 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4530 80 @ 0.5 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4350 compare 80 @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
CodenameM92M92
ArchitectureTerascale 1Terascale 1
Pipelines80 - unified80 - unified
Core Speed500 MHz550 MHz
Memory Speed700 MHz700 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR2, DDR3GDDR3, DDR2, DDR3
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Transistors242 Million242 Million
technology55 nm55 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.0, PCI-E 2.0 x16, Powerplay, DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600, HDMI support up to 1920x1080 (both with 7.1 AC3 Audio), 1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI, 1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer) OpenGL 2.0, PCI-E 2.0 x16, Powerplay, DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600, HDMI support up to 1920x1080 (both with 7.1 AC3 Audio), 1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI, 1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer)
Date of Announcement09.01.2009 01.01.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://ati.amd.com/products/MobilityRade...http://www.amd.com/uk/products/notebook/...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
708 Points (0%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
min: 942     avg: 1016     median: 1051 (0%)     max: 1056 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
560 Points (0%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
min: 777     avg: 806     median: 819 (0%)     max: 822 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 13318     avg: 16655     median: 18299 (19%)     max: 18347 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
8597 Points (4%)
min: 9590     avg: 9832     median: 9832.5 (5%)     max: 10074 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 6064     avg: 6141     median: 6140.5 (7%)     max: 6217 Points
min: 6267     avg: 6991     median: 7222.5 (8%)     max: 7252 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
3DMark 06
3254 Points (5%)
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
3579 Points (5%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
3DMark 06
2902 Points (4%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
min: 2911     avg: 3275     median: 3449 (5%)     max: 3465 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
3DMark 06
min: 1638     avg: 2426     median: 2426 (3%)     max: 3214 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
3889 Points (5%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 3.2     avg: 5.1     median: 6.1 (77%)     max: 6.1 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 3.3     avg: 4.4     median: 4.9 (62%)     max: 4.9 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 2667     avg: 3252     median: 3441 (2%)     max: 3649 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
min: 2960     avg: 3953     median: 4230 (3%)     max: 4393 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 8.06     avg: 8.1     median: 8.1 (3%)     max: 8.07 fps

Average Benchmarks ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 → 100% n=8

Average Benchmarks ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 → 130% n=8

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
120.5  fps
med. 1360x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
21.2  fps
high 1360x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
12.3  fps
low 1024x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
33.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
19.8  fps
high 1366x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
11.9  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
40  fps
med. 1024x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
19.4  fps
high 1366x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
13  fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
79.8  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
29.7  fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
62.8  fps
high 1024x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
20  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
41  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
26.6  fps
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
73.3  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
30.6  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
20.9  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
17.2  fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
44.9  fps
56%
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
25  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
18.3  fps
115%
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
21  fps
high 1024x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
9.5  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
44.3  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
14.4  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
42.7  fps
high 1024x768
Mobility Radeon HD 4550:
16.4  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
137.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
45.7  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
11  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
57.6  fps
med. 640x480
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
57.4  fps
high 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
57.4  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4530:
52.8  fps

Average Gaming ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 → 85%

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