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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro M4000 GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 762% 1122%
Hitman 3 1021% 1489%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 688% 1017%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 663% 981%
FIFA 21 335% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1113% 1619%
Far Cry 6 1147% 1668%
Genshin Impact 762% 1122%
Battlefield 6 1021% 1489%
Resident Evil 8 762% 1122%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro M4000 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB.

The GT 550M has a 140 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro M4000, but the FirePro M4000 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the FirePro M4000 exhibits a 7.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 550M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 550M has a 140 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro M4000, but the FirePro M4000 has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the FirePro M4000 exhibits a 6.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 550M. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro M4000 was released over a year more recently than the GT 550M, and so the FirePro M4000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 550M.

The FirePro M4000 and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FirePro M4000 has 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 550M, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro M4000 is noticeably better than the GT 550M.

The FirePro M4000 has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro M4000 is 200 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The FirePro M4000 having 58 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro M4000 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 550M.

The FirePro M4000 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the FirePro M4000 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M.

The FirePro M4000 requires 33 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The GT 550M requires 2 Watts more than the FirePro M4000 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 550M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the FirePro M4000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureCape Verde PRO GLFermi GF108
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date27 Jun 2012vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs96
Actual Shader Performance10%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units32vs16
Texture Rate19.2 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate9.6 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power33 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM-4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro M4000 is a Professional Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Cape Verde PRO Core (same used on 7750M & 7750) and therefore offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs on a 128-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 600MHz while the memory clock operates at 1000MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 7750M, its central unit is slightly higher clocked but overall its gaming performance is identical to Radeon HD 7750M because the latter benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro M4000 is made for professional applications.
GeForce GT 550M 2GB is a middle-class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF108 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 740MHz.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance only slightly above a desktop GeForce GT 430.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 550M 2GB.
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