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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics P4000 GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1714% 348%
Halo: Reach 476% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 2392% 515%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1714% 348%
Doom Eternal 1459% 285%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2392% 515%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2671% 584%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1019% 176%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 2392% 515%
Need For Speed Heat 1714% 348%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics P4000.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD Graphics P4000. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 28.6 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 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 22 more Render Output Units than the HD Graphics P4000. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 22.1 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 HD Graphics P4000 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 550 Ti, and so the HD Graphics P4000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 550 Ti.

The GTX 550 Ti has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD Graphics P4000 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics P4000 has 64 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD Graphics P4000 is 204 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 374. The GTX 550 Ti having 170 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 550 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD Graphics P4000.

The HD Graphics P4000 transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 550 Ti. This means that the HD Graphics P4000 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 550 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureIvy BridgeFermi GF116-400-A1
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2012vs01 Mar 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 Speed800 MHzvs1026 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs98.5GB/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 Units64vs192
Actual Shader Performance10%vs18%
Texture Mapping Units4vs32
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs31.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs24
Pixel Rate1.3 GPixel/svs23.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.5
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 ReviewIntel HD Graphics P4000 is an integrated GPU on some of Intel's Xeon Server CPUs.
Based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, it also features 16 Execution Units (64 Shader Processing Units), supports openGL up to 4.0, Shader up to 5.0 and DirectX 11. Just like other integrated GPUs, it uses system memory and the max memory supported is DDR3-1600, meaning the max memory speed is 800MHz. The CPUs only supports up to dual-channel memory, meaning a 128 bits bus is the largest bus width supported. It comes clocked at 650MHz but the Turbo Boost of the CPU can set it up to 1250MHz.
The performance depends on the CPU its embedded and on the type of system ram installed but overall is on level with NVIDIA'S entry level GPUs.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition is a special edition of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The features include better cooling and an increase on the core-clock from 900MHz to 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is 4.5% better 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.
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