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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 5700EQ GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1070% 1122%
Hitman 3 1422% 1489%
Resident Evil 8 1070% 1122%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 970% 1017%
FIFA 21 490% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1546% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 935% 981%
Genshin Impact 1070% 1122%
Far Cry 6 1593% 1668%
The Medium 1360% 1424%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 5700EQ are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB.

The GT 550M has a 440 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 5700EQ. This results in the GT 550M providing 10.6 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 550M has a 440 MHz higher core clock speed and 3 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 5700EQ. This results in the GT 550M providing 2.7 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 i7 5700EQ was released over three years more recently than the GT 550M, and so the HD i7 5700EQ 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 HD i7 5700EQ does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 5700EQ has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 5700EQ is 202 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The HD i7 5700EQ having 60 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 550M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 5700EQ transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the HD i7 5700EQ is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i7 5700EQ should consume less power than the GT 550M.

The HD i7 5700EQ requires 47 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The HD i7 5700EQ requires 12 Watts more than the GT 550M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 5700EQ to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 550M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureBroadwell GT2Fermi GF108
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Ok vs Poor
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs96
Actual Shader Performance10%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate1.2 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs4
Pixel Rate0.3 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-5700EQ 4-Core 2.6GHzvsIntel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i7 5700EQ is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 5600 Mobile that is integrated in the Core i7-5700EQ Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1000MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 800MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with a dedicated Radeon HD 7690M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 5700EQ.
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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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