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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 M240 GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1122%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1017%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 981%
FIFA 21 533% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 1619%
Hitman 3 1533% 1489%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1122%
Far Cry 6 1717% 1668%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1700% 1651%
Watch Dogs Legion 1111% 1078%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R5 M240.

The Radeon R5 M240 has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 550M. This results in the Radeon R5 M240 providing 12.2 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 Radeon R5 M240 has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 550M. This results in the Radeon R5 M240 providing 5 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 R5 M240 was released over three years more recently than the GT 550M, and so the Radeon R5 M240 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 550M when running the latest games.

The Radeon R5 M240 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 GT 550M has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R5 M240, which means that the memory performance of the GT 550M is slightly better than the Radeon R5 M240.

The Radeon R5 M240 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R5 M240 is 336 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The Radeon R5 M240 having 194 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 550M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R5 M240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the Radeon R5 M240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R5 M240 should consume less power than the GT 550M.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon R5 M240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock1030 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Jet XTFermi GF108
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date18 Sep 2014vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/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 Performance16%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate24 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate8 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4100M 2.5GHzvsIntel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R5 M240 2GB is an Entry-Level Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the GCN architecture.

Radeon R5 M240 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed Jet XT which is a Second Gen Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU and is identical to the Sun GPU Previously used on the Mobility Radeon HD 8500M Series.
It has 5 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1030MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with DDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 64-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
The Rated board TDP of Radeon R5 M240 2GB is not known but it should be adequate for small to average sized notebooks.

Radeon R5 M240 2GB is only a tad bit faster than Radeon R5 M230 and thus can offer Performance Similar to NVIDIA's GeForce GT 540M.
Therefore, Radeon R5 M240 2GB doesn't offer very good performance and can only beat Today's Integrated Graphics by a small margin.

System Suggestions
Radeon R5 M240 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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