AMD Radeon HD 8550M vs NVIDIA GeForce 920M

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Price now 895$
Games supported 58%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 954
  • Max video memory 4096
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Radeon HD 8550M
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 700
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 338$
Games supported 58%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating791786
Value for money0.030.09
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)GCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameN16V-GM-SSun
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date27 January 2015
(8 years old)
16 November 2012
(10 years old)
Current price$895 $338
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384384
Core clock speed954 MHz700 MHz
Boost clock speedno data850 MHz
Number of transistors915 million690 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)33 Wattno data
Texture fill rate30.5317.00
Floating-point performance297.6 gflops544.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 920M and Radeon HD 8550M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizeno datamedium sized
Bus supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x8

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GB1 GB
Memory bus width64 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed1800 MHz1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth14.4 GB/s14.4 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost2.0no data
Optimus+no data
GameWorks+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.15.1
OpenGL4.54.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.1.1261.2.131
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GeForce 920M 1.85
HD 8550M 1.88
+1.6%
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GeForce 920M 5587
+50.8%
HD 8550M 3705

GeForce 920M outperforms Radeon HD 8550M by 51% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GeForce 920M 1719
+31.5%
HD 8550M 1307

GeForce 920M outperforms Radeon HD 8550M by 31% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 920M and Radeon HD 8550M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 40 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD16no data
4K9no data

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 16
+433%
3−4
−433%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 15
+400%
3−4
−400%
Metro Exodus 2
−50%
3−4
+50%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7
+75%
4−5
−75%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
−50%
3−4
+50%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4
+0%
4−5
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Hitman 3 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Metro Exodus 3−4
−33.3%
4−5
+33.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 0−1 0−1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Hitman 3 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 0−1 0−1
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 1.85 1.88
Recency 27 January 2015 16 November 2012

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 920M
GeForce 920M

and

AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Radeon HD 8550M

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce 920M by AMD

The nearest GeForce 920M's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
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Competitors of Radeon HD 8550M by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8550M by NVIDIA is GeForce 920M, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 920M GeForce 920M
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 8550M:

GeForce 825M 105.85
Radeon HD 8550M 100

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