NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon HD 6550M
Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M 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.
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 58.82 +1698.8%
HD 6550M 3.27
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 33169 +3240.3%
HD 6550M 993
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 47704 +1178.6%
HD 6550M 3731
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6550M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile
1698.8% faster (about 18 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (22 September 2015 vs 26 November 2010)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 400)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6550M
Less power hungry (26 vs 330 watts)
So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or HD 6550M?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile.
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