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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition Radeon HD 6530D
Cyberpunk 2077 515% 2310%
Red Dead Redemption 2 348% 1654%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 176% 982%
Halo: Reach 42% 457%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 515% 2310%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 348% 1654%
FIFA 20 139% 834%
Doom Eternal 285% 1408%
Grand Theft Auto VI 584% 2580%
Need For Speed Heat 348% 1654%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 6530D.

The Radeon HD 6530D was released less than a year after the GTX 550 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 550 Ti has 512 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 6530D, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 550 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 550 Ti has 68.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 6530D, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 550 Ti is much better than the Radeon HD 6530D.

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6530D has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 374 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6530D is 92. The GTX 550 Ti having 282 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 Radeon HD 6530D.

The Radeon HD 6530D requires 64 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 550 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed975 MHzvs443 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF116-400-A1BeaverCreek
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2011vs20 Jun 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
6.4
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1920x1080
4.9
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2560x1440
3
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1026 MHzvs933 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth98.5GB/secvs29.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs320
Actual Shader Performance18%vs4%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units32vs-
Texture Rate31.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units24vs-
Pixel Rate23.4 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-64 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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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 DirectCU TOP Edition is a special edition of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The features include better cooling and an increase on the core-clock from 900MHz to 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is 4.5% better 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 6530D is an integrated GPU in one of AMD's processors. It's part of the high-end class GPUS of this Series. It supports DirectX 11 and uses system memory and it only supports DDR3-1866 memory type.
The performance, is obviously, limited but demanding games should still be playable from low to medium settings (depending on the resolution + DirectX version used), while very demanding games might not run at all or might require very reduced settings. All in all, even though it supports DirectX 11, most likely games that use it are unplayable to the lowest settings or only playable on the lowest settings because every game out there using DirectX 11 is either demanding or very demanding.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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