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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8550D GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 1574% 372%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1431% 332%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1381% 318%
Watch Dogs Legion 1515% 356%
Godfall 2619% 667%
FIFA 21 744% 138%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1381% 318%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2256% 565%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2300% 577%
Genshin Impact 1574% 372%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 8550D.

The GTX 650 has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8550D. This results in the GTX 650 providing 17.3 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 650 has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8550D. This results in the GTX 650 providing 11.7 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 8550D was released over a year more recently than the GTX 650, and so the Radeon HD 8550D is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 650.

The GTX 650 has 1024 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 8550D does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 8550D has 256 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8550D is 108 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 426. The GTX 650 having 318 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 8550D.

The GTX 650 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8550D. This means that the GTX 650 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8550D.

The Radeon HD 8550D requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon HD 8550D and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650. The Radeon HD 8550D has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GTX 650. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 8550D may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed760 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock844 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Thames PROKepler GK107-450-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date18 Sep 2013vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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5.9
1920x1080 - vs green tick
4.9
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3.1
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GPU Memory

Memory-vs1024 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs80GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units256vs384
Actual Shader Performance5%vs21%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs32
Texture Rate18.2 GTexel/svs35.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate6.1 GPixel/svs17.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs400 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8550D is an embedded Graphics Card on the high-end Richland APUs A10-6500T
They offer 256 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The memory interface depends on whether or not the system's RAM is dual channelled.
While the central unit runs at 720MHz, since the GFX doesn't have dedicated memory, the bandwidth will depend on the system ram speed which can be up to 2133MHz (the max speed supported by the CPU). Therefore, the max boost clock is 844MHz.
Its performance is quite superior to Intel HD 4600 but only very slightly better than previous Radeon HD 7550D.
GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 1GB.
This special edition comes overclocked out of the box to 1110MHz and features a custom-designed 10 cm cooler.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this GPU is suitable for medium to high settings on most demanding games but not with extreme resolutions.
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