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Hd2600 pro Vs hd4550

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October 10, 2010 1:08:20 PM

a simple benchmark of unigines heaven,tropics demos would tell the tale of which is better. but id like to throw out the question anyway.

id like to keep a friend of mine afloat with a graphics solution ample enough to play some games at 800X600.

the 4550s passively cooled but has 512ddr3 the 2600 has 256 of ddr2.
but has a lil fan heatsink on it.

4550 has 80 stream processors
2600 has 120 stream processors

both are dx10
both are pciex16

4550 is 64bit 55nm
2600 is 128bit 65nm

personally i think the 2600 would be better for the lite gaming the prospective client is looking for
I think it handles better despite its 256mbs of ddr2 memory.

i'll do the side by side benchmark comparison some day.

the 2600s not all that bad at folding@home offering up +/-400ppd

2600pro has replaced a 2400xt i had been using for a secondary background folding gpu 2400's are hybrid crossfire compatable but its gains were very minimal.

its no so much an issue but a pondering of gains from hd4550 or 2600pro.

2600pro was a random good find for 40$ flat brand new in box random old stock.
yay cheapness!

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October 18, 2010 4:27:55 PM

thanks folks agreed a 4650 would have been a much better choice but availability and the timing worked out in 2600s favor.

i did a little testing in the time i got with the hd4550 512ddr3
under the heaven benchmark
4550 score 345points
2600's score was 457points

thanks again for your insights
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October 19, 2010 4:15:26 PM

lol no c'mon now age of reduce reuse id find a home for it sooner than throw them out.
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