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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 7500 GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Hitman 3 1570% 1489%
Cyberpunk 2077 1184% 1122%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1074% 1017%
Resident Evil 8 1184% 1122%
FIFA 21 548% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1707% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1036% 981%
Genshin Impact 1184% 1122%
Far Cry 6 1758% 1668%
The Medium 1502% 1424%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 7500.

The GT 550M has a 244 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 7500, but the Radeon R7 7500 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the Radeon R7 7500 exhibits a 0.1 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 244 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 7500, but the Radeon R7 7500 has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the Radeon R7 7500 exhibits a 1 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 Radeon R7 7500 was released over three years more recently than the GT 550M, and so the Radeon R7 7500 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 GT 550M has 2048 MB video memory, but the Radeon R7 7500 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon R7 7500 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 7500 is 133 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The GT 550M having 9 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 550M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 7500.

The Radeon R7 7500 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the Radeon R7 7500 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R7 7500 should consume less power than the GT 550M.

The Radeon R7 7500 requires 19 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The GT 550M requires 16 Watts more than the Radeon R7 7500 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 550M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R7 7500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed496 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock533 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKaveriFermi GF108
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date04 Jun 2014vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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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
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB 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 Performance6%vs7%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate11.9 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate4 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power19 Wattsvs35 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU FX-7500 Quad-CorevsIntel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 7500 is an integrated Graphics Card in the APU FX-7500 Quad-Core.

It is based on the Graphics Core Next Architecture and offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The memory bus-width will depend on whether or not the system's RAM is dual-channeled and the operating memory clock, on its frequency. Thus, it can be either 64-bit or 128-bit and up to 800MHz.
Therefore, the Graphics Card's performance depends a lot on the system configuration. Best case scenario, expect performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.
The card is thus suited for 720p gaming and some modern demanding games can be played at least on medium settings.
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
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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