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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition Radeon HD 5550 1024MB
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1114%
Hitman 3 1533% 1479%
Resident Evil 8 1156% 1114%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1010%
FIFA 21 533% 512%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 1608%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 974%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1114%
Far Cry 6 1717% 1656%
The Medium 1467% 1415%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5550 1024MB are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 5550. This results in the GT 730 providing 2.4 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 GT 730 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5550, but the HD 5550 has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. As a result, the HD 5550 exhibits a 1.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 730. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 730 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5550, and so the GT 730 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 5550 when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 5550, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 5550 has superior memory performance.

The HD 5550 has 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5550 is noticeably better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5550 1024MB has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5550 is 114. The GT 730 having 20 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 5550 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 5550 1024MB requires 39 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 5550. The GT 730 requires 10 Watts more than the HD 5550 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 730 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 5550.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Evergreen Redwood LE
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs09 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
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1600x900
3.8
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1920x1080
2.5
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2560x1440
1.9
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs320
Actual Shader Performance6%vs5%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs8.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs39 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHzvsIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
The Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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