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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8400 GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1929% 1122%
Hitman 3 2539% 1489%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1755% 1017%
Resident Evil 8 1929% 1122%
FIFA 21 923% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2755% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1695% 981%
Genshin Impact 1929% 1122%
The Medium 2431% 1424%
Far Cry 6 2835% 1668%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8400.

The GT 550M has a 140 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8400. This results in the GT 550M providing 7 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 GT 550M has a 140 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8400 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 550M providing 0.6 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 8400 was released over a year more recently than the GT 550M, and so the Radeon HD 8400 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 GT 550M has 2048 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 8400 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 8400 has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8400 is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The GT 550M having 92 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 550M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 8400.

The Radeon HD 8400 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the Radeon HD 8400 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M.

The Radeon HD 8400 requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The GT 550M requires 10 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8400 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 Radeon HD 8400.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKalindiFermi GF108
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date23 May 2013vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
5.3
1600x900 - vs green tick
3.9
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2.6
2560x1440 - vs green tick
1.9
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs96
Actual Shader Performance2%vs7%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs16
Texture Rate4.8 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.4 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs35 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

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 ReviewRadeon HD 8400 is an integrated graphics card on some of the Kabini APUs.
It is based on the Graphics Core Next Architecture and shares the main system memory of up to 800MHz, on a 128-bit memory interface, whereas the memory bandwidth and performance will depend heavily on the laptop configuration.
The codenamed Kalindi Core offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs.
Assuming the best combination possible, expect performance similar to an Intel HD 4000 and never below an Intel HD 3000. Thus, the card is only suited for modest 3D games and titles like BF4, AC4 and CoD: Ghosts are unplayable.
Overview
GeForce GT 550M 2GB is a middle-class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

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.

GPU
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.

Memory
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.

Features
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.

Performance
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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