AMD 780G Chipset / AMD Athlon X2 4850e Platform Review :: Comparison between the HD3200 and 3450 card

03-05-2008 · Category: Hardware - Processors

By Ben Sun

The 3450 is AMD's mainstream (read very low-end) discrete graphics card. The integrated graphics on the 780G chipset is based upon last year's HD2400 card and has very similar specifications. Here's a chart describing the differences between the HD3200 and HD3450 card that AMD sent with their new chipset:


Specifications HD3200 HD3450
Clock speed 500MHz 600MHz
Memory Clock 500MHz 400MHz
Process 55 nanometer 55 nanometer
Unified Shaders 40 40
DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 4.1
Memory Bus 32-bit 64-bit
ROPs 4 4

HD3450


AMD 780G Chipset / AMD Athlon X2 4850e Platform Review
AMD 780G Chipset / AMD Athlon X2 4850e Platform Review
AMD 780G Chipset / AMD Athlon X2 4850e Platform Review
AMD 780G Chipset / AMD Athlon X2 4850e Platform Review


AMD 780G Chipset / AMD Athlon X2 4850e Platform Review HD3200 Specs

HD3200 Specs


As you can see with the key differences are the higher memory clock speed on the HD3200, support for DirectX 10.1 on the 3450 and a higher memory bus, offering higher memory bandwidth on the HD3450. DX 10.1 is a checkbox feature on the 3450 as it is targeted for the very low end of the discrete market and doesn't offer the high performance to run DX10 games with max settings.