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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1723% 1122%
Hitman 3 2271% 1489%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1567% 1017%
Resident Evil 8 1723% 1122%
FIFA 21 819% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2465% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1513% 981%
Genshin Impact 1723% 1122%
The Medium 2174% 1424%
Far Cry 6 2537% 1668%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell).

The GT 550M has a 440 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Mobile. This results in the GT 550M providing 10.6 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 GT 550M has a 440 MHz higher core clock speed and 2 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Mobile. This results in the GT 550M providing 2.4 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 Graphics Mobile was released over three years more recently than the GT 550M, and so the Graphics Mobile is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 550M when running the latest games.

The GT 550M has 2048 MB video memory, but the Graphics Mobile does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Mobile is 10 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The GT 550M having 132 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 550M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics Mobile.

The Graphics Mobile transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the Graphics Mobile is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) requires 4 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The GT 550M requires 31 Watts more than the Graphics Mobile to run. The difference is significant enough that the GT 550M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Graphics Mobile.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock850 MHzvs-
ArchitectureBroadwellFermi GF108
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date30 Mar 2015vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
5.3
1600x900 - vs green tick
3.9
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2.6
2560x1440 - vs green tick
1.9
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory-vs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs96
Actual Shader Performance0%vs7%
Technology22nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate1.2 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs4
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power4 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Broadwell Mobile processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) performs on par with Intel HD 4000 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will not be playable. Less graphically intense games will be playable at lower graphics settings.
Overview
GeForce GT 550M 2GB is a middle-class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF108 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 740MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, 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 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance only slightly above a desktop GeForce GT 430.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 550M 2GB.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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