ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

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Games supported 39%
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
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  • Interface MXM-II
  • Core clock speed 120MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR2, GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 800
  • Maximum resolution
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
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  • Interface MXM-II
  • Core clock speed 550
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3, DDR2, DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 700
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 50%

General info

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

Place in performance ratingnot rated1024
ArchitectureG9x (2007−2010)Terascale 1 (2008−2010)
GPU code nameNB9P-GSM92
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date4 June 2008
(14 years old)
1 January 2010
(13 years old)
Current price$287 no data

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 cores3280
CUDA cores32no data
Core clock speed120 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors314 million242 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)23 Wattno data
Texture fill rate8.0004.400
Floating-point performance80 gflops88 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600M GT and Mobility Radeon HD 4550 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 sizemedium sizedno data
InterfaceMXM-IIMXM-II
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone

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 typeGDDR2, GDDR3GDDR3, DDR2, DDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GB512 MB
Memory bus width128 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed800 MHz700 MHz
Memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s11.2 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

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)10.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.04.1
OpenGL3.33.3
OpenCL1.11.1
VulkanN/AN/A
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

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


  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

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: 17%

9600M GT 1459
+38.8%
ATI Mobility HD 4550 1051

GeForce 9600M GT outperforms Mobility Radeon HD 4550 by 39% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

Advantages and disadvantages


Recency 4 June 2008 1 January 2010
Memory bus width 128 64
Memory bandwidth 25.6 11.2
Pipelines / CUDA cores 32 80
Chip lithography 65 nm 55 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
GeForce 9600M GT

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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Mobility Radeon HD 4550

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Competitors of GeForce 9600M GT by AMD

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for GeForce 9600M GT. The nearest candidate is Mobility Radeon HD 5430, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Mobility Radeon HD 4550 by NVIDIA

The nearest Mobility Radeon HD 4550's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GT 520MX, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our performance rating.

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