NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M vs GTX 1660

NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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Code name
Release date
5 January 2011
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660'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 and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
CUDA cores
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Core clock speed
740 MHz
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
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1785 MHz
Transistor count
585 million
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
11.8 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
284.16 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660 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 a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
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229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660: 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
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
6 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 API
12 (12_1)
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GT 550M 0.27
GTX 1660 52.57 +19370.4%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GT 550M 974
GTX 1660 20696 +2024.8%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GT 550M 4782
GTX 1660 57895 +1110.7%


GT 550M 625
GTX 1660 11348 +1715.7%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
24 Mh/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M

Less power hungry (35 vs 120 watts)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
DirectX 11
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
Optimus Support

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

19370.4% faster (about 194.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 5 January 2011)
Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1408 vs 96)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.1 vs 28.8 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 40 nm)

So, GT 550M or GTX 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Be aware that GeForce GT 550M is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 1660 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GT 550M and GeForce GTX 1660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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