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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8670M 2GB GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1109% 1122%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1005% 1017%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 970% 981%
Hitman 3 1472% 1489%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1601% 1619%
FIFA 21 510% 516%
Far Cry 6 1649% 1668%
Genshin Impact 1109% 1122%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1633% 1651%
Watch Dogs Legion 1066% 1078%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2GB are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB.

The HD 8670M has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 550M. This results in the HD 8670M providing 6.8 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 HD 8670M has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 550M. This results in the HD 8670M providing 3.2 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 8670M was released over a year more recently than the GT 550M, and so the HD 8670M 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 Radeon HD 8670M 2GB 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 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8670M, which means that the memory performance of the GT 550M is slightly better than the HD 8670M.

The Radeon HD 8670M 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8670M is 269 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The HD 8670M having 127 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 550M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 8670M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the HD 8670M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 8670M 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 HD 8670M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock825 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Mars XTFermi GF108
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2013vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs96
Actual Shader Performance13%vs7%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate18.6 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate6.2 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThis is the 2GB version of Radeon HD 8670M.

It has identical specifications but the frame buffer was doubled to 2GB which will not boost its performance and can be addressed as a gimmick - marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
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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