ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v vs NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
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.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Mobility Radeon HD 550v and GeForce 8700M GT SLI 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: 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.
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.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
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3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution.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.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Both graphics cards satisfy the 69% minimum and 59% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
Competitors of Mobility Radeon HD 550v from NVIDIA
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Mobility Radeon HD 550v from NVIDIA is GeForce 8700M GT SLI, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Mobility Radeon HD 550v:
Competitors of GeForce 8700M GT SLI from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8700M GT SLI from AMD is Radeon R5 M330, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 8700M GT SLI:
Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
0.9% higher performance in benchmarks
Much newer (5 May 2010 vs 18 September 2007)
Cheaper ($56 vs $545)
More pipelines (320 vs 64)
Finer manufacturing process technology (55 vs 80 nm)
Lower power consumption (10W vs 58W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI
We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI over ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v.
So, which one is the better GPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v and NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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