NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 550M sales 5 January 2011. This is Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 0.9 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 28.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 35 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.41 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GT 550M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
5 January 2011
 

Technical specs

GeForce GT 550M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 550M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
96
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
96
 
Core clock speed
740 MHz
 
Transistor count
585 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
11.8 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
284.16 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 550M's 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 size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 550M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 550M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Optimus
+
 
CUDA
+
 
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 550M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 550M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3.35
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
973.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
4781.50
 
 
Passmark
722
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 550M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
24 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GT 550M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
117.60
 
medium / 768p
54.00
 
high / 768p
31.00
 
ultra / 1080p
7.00
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
130.50
 
medium / 768p
58.00
 
high / 768p
34.20
 
ultra / 1080p
8.00
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
210.60
 
medium / 768p
134.40
 
high / 1024p
67.10
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 550M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 550M from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 5730, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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