ATI Mobility HD 5650 vs ATI Mobility HD 550v

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.64
 
1.53
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Terascale 1
GPU code name
Madison Pro
 
M96
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
7 January 2010 (11 years ago)
 
5 May 2010 (11 years ago)
Price now
$24
 
$56

Technical specs

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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
400
 
320
Core clock speed
450 MHz
 
450 MHz
Boost clock speed
650 MHz
 
no data
Number of transistors
627 million
 
514 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
15 Watt
 
10 Watt
Texture fill rate
9.000
 
14.40
Floating-point performance
360.0 gflops
 
288 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 5650 and Mobility Radeon HD 550v 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
medium sized
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

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.

Memory type
GDDR3, DDR3
 
GDDR3, DDR3, DDR2
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
19.2 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

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.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
10.1 (10_1)
Shader Model
5.0
 
4.1
OpenGL
4.4
 
3.3
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
 
N/A

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

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.

ATI Mobility HD 5650 2.29 +1.8%
ATI Mobility HD 550v 2.25

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.

ATI Mobility HD 5650 3188 +44%
ATI Mobility HD 550v 2214

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

ATI Mobility HD 5650 satisfies 70% minimum and 60% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
70%
Recommended
60%
Minimum
70%
Recommended
60%

ATI Mobility HD 550v satisfies 69% minimum and 59% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%
Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
ATI Mobility HD 5650
ATI Mobility HD 550v
900p
 
15
no data
1080p
 
16 −25%
20 +25%

Competitors of Mobility Radeon HD 5650 from NVIDIA

The nearest Mobility Radeon HD 5650's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 280M, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Mobility Radeon HD 5650:

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 nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Mobility Radeon HD 550v:

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650

1.8% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($24 vs $56)

More pipelines (400 vs 320)

Higher memory bandwidth (25.6 vs 19.2 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v

Somewhat newer (5 May 2010 vs 7 January 2010)

Lower power consumption (10W vs 15W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v. 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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