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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition Radeon HD 8550D
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1574%
Hitman 3 1533% 2078%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1431%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 1381%
FIFA 21 533% 744%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 2256%
Far Cry 6 1717% 2322%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1574%
Battlefield 6 1533% 2078%
Resident Evil 8 1156% 1574%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 8550D.

The Radeon HD 8550D has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. This results in the Radeon HD 8550D providing 7 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 HD 8550D has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. This results in the Radeon HD 8550D providing 3.3 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 GT 730 was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 8550D, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 2048 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 GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8550D has 256. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8550D is 108. The GT 730 having 26 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon HD 8550D performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8550D requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon HD 8550D. The Radeon HD 8550D requires 16 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 8550D to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs760 MHz
Boost Clock-vs844 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Terascale 2 Thames PRO
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs18 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs-
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1067 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs34.1GB/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 Units96vs256
Actual Shader Performance6%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs18.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs6.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 730 v3.

This Edition comes with a special cooling solution which keeps the GPU cooler under load and no overclock out of the box.

Performance-wise, it's as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v3.
Radeon 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.
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