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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K1100M GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 757% 1122%
Hitman 3 1014% 1489%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 684% 1017%
Resident Evil 8 757% 1122%
FIFA 21 332% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1105% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 658% 981%
Genshin Impact 757% 1122%
The Medium 969% 1424%
Far Cry 6 1140% 1668%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K1100M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB.

The GT 550M has a 34 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro K1100M, but the Quadro K1100M has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the Quadro K1100M exhibits a 10.8 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 34 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro K1100M, but the Quadro K1100M has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the Quadro K1100M exhibits a 8.3 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 Quadro K1100M was released over a year more recently than the GT 550M, and so the Quadro K1100M 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 Quadro K1100M 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 Quadro K1100M has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 550M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro K1100M is slightly better than the GT 550M.

The Quadro K1100M has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro K1100M is 271 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The Quadro K1100M having 129 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro K1100M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 550M.

The Quadro K1100M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the Quadro K1100M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M.

The Quadro K1100M requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The Quadro K1100M requires 10 Watts more than the GT 550M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro K1100M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 550M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed706 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107Fermi GF108
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date23 Jul 2013vs06 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 Speed700 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth44.8GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs96
Actual Shader Performance13%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units32vs16
Texture Rate22.6 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate11.3 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro K1100M is a middle-class business card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK107 and offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 706MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 700MHz.
Quadro K1100M's drivers are certified for professional applications only. Its gaming performance is comparable to GeForce GT 640M.
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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