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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7540D GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition
Halo: Reach 438% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 2226% 515%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 944% 176%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1593% 348%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1593% 348%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2226% 515%
Doom Eternal 1356% 285%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2487% 584%
FIFA 20 802% 139%
Need For Speed Heat 1593% 348%

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 7540D.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 210 MHz higher core clock speed and 20 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 7540D. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 21.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 210 MHz higher core clock speed and 20 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 7540D. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 20.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon HD 7540D 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 Radeon HD 7540D and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 550 Ti has 68.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 7540D, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 550 Ti is much better than the Radeon HD 7540D.

Both the Radeon HD 7540D and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition have 192 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 550 Ti is 372 and by the Radeon HD 7540D is 372. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon HD 7540D transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 550 Ti. This means that the Radeon HD 7540D is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 550 Ti.

The Radeon HD 7540D requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 550 Ti, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 7540D.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed760 MHzvs970 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureScrapperFermi GF116-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Jun 2012vs01 Sep 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed933 MHzvs1025 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth29.9GB/secvs98.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs192
Actual Shader Performance5%vs18%
Texture Mapping Units12vs32
Texture Rate9.1 GTexel/svs31 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs24
Pixel Rate3 GPixel/svs23.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Watts-
Recommended PSU-400 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.1vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7540D is an embedded GPU on the midle-class Trinity CPU A6-5400K.
Since the GPU doesn't have dedicated memory, the bandwidth will depend on the system ram speed which can be up to 1866MHz (the max speed supported by the CPU) meaning the operating memory speed is 933MHz and whether or not it's dual channel, as the bus width can be 64-bit or 128-bit.
Its core-clock is clocked at 760MHz and comes with 192 Shader Processing Units.
Radeon 7560D's performance depends a lot on driver support and varies from game to game in a way games in the same category (demanding, very demanding, etc) can be unplayable at the lowest settings or might run at medium/high settings.
GeForce 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.
Recommended CPU
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