NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 550M sales 5 January 2011. This is a 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. Its power consumption is at 35 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.97 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
5 January 2011
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
96
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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 video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Optimus
+
 
CUDA
+
 
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3.97
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
973.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
4781.50
 
 
Passmark
719
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
24 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
0.03
 
 
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 video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 550M from AMD is Radeon HD 7670M, which is nearly equal in speed.

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