Sapphire HD 4550 512MB

Graphics Cards


3Dmark Vantage


The 3Dmark series of benchmarks applications – produced by Futuremark – are designed to test the DirectX performance of graphics cards. Each 3Dmark program corresponds to the year that the features it tests were available in commercial graphics cards. The final score is calculated by combining the results from tests of the PC’s graphics card and CPU, so processor speed needs to be taken into account when comparing scores. 3Dmark Vantage is the latest version and is a DX10 only benchmark, and therefore can only be run in Windows Vista


All settings were left at default using the "Performance" preset.


3Dmark06: Canyon Flight

Released in 2006, 3Dmark06 has been a staple for 3D benchmarking since it’s release, and it’s still quite capable of bringing an unprepared system to it’s knees if given half the chance. It features:

  • HDR rendering.
  • Complex HDR Video post-processing.
  • Dynamic soft shadows for all objects.
  • Water shader with HDR refraction, HDR reflection, depth fog and Gerstner wave functions.
  • Heterogeneous fog.
  • Atmospheric light scattering.
  • Realistic sky model with cloud blending.
  • Strauss lighting model for most materials.
  • Subsurface scattering shader for some objects (not visible in the shot).
  • Texture & normal map sizes: 1024 x 1024 to 2048 x 2048.
  • Approximately 5.4 million triangles and 8.8 million vertices.

NB. List taken from Wikipedia


All settings were left at default and only the "free version" tests were run.

9600Gt Results

9600Gt Results

Score wise, the 4550 isn’t exactly a powerful card. It does ok in 06, but in 3dmark Vantage it doesn’t fare quite so well.

Previous Next

Last modified: February 15, 2011

Previous Story

Graphics Cards

Sapphire 4870 x2

Although practically every other review site has beaten us to it, it's still always a bit exciting to...

Next Story

Graphics Cards

Sapphire HD 4830 512MB

With ATI continuing to dominate the top end graphics card market, they're releasing cards left right and...

0 Responses to :
Sapphire HD 4550 512MB

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.