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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition Radeon HD 3600 Series
Red Dead Redemption 2 348% 1704%
Halo: Reach 42% 473%
Cyberpunk 2077 515% 2379%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 348% 1704%
Doom Eternal 285% 1451%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 515% 2379%
Grand Theft Auto VI 584% 2657%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 176% 1013%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 515% 2379%
Need For Speed Heat 348% 1704%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 3600 Series.

The HD 3600 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GTX 550 Ti was released over three years more recently than the HD 3600, and so the GTX 550 Ti is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 3600 when running the latest games.

The GTX 550 Ti has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD 3600 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3600 Series has 120. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 372 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3600 is 0. The GTX 550 Ti having 372 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 550 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 3600.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 550 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed970 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF116-400-A1RV635
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2011vs01 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs-
Memory Speed1025 MHzvs-
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth98.4GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs120
Actual Shader Performance18%vs-
Texture Mapping Units32vs-
Texture Rate31 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units24vs-
Pixel Rate23.3 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU400 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition is a special edition of the upper-middle-class GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the standard edition's page for more information.
The new features include an increase in the clock from 900MHz to 970MHz and a new cooling system.
Benchmarks indicate a 4.5% performance boost when compared to the reference card..
Some modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution but the largest part will have to be played with a 720p resolution to be played optimally.
This Graphics Card needs to be paired with a decent Quad Core CPU.
Radeon HD 3600 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3650 and Radeon HD 3690 whose rank is a balance between the two and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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