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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6920HQ GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 769% 1122%
Hitman 3 1031% 1489%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 695% 1017%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 669% 981%
FIFA 21 338% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1123% 1619%
Far Cry 6 1158% 1668%
Genshin Impact 769% 1122%
Battlefield 6 1031% 1489%
Resident Evil 8 769% 1122%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 6920HQ are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB.

The GT 550M has a 390 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i7 6920HQ. This results in the GT 550M providing 6.2 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 390 MHz higher core clock speed but 4 fewer Render Output Units than the HD i7 6920HQ. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GT 550M manages to provide 0.2 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 i7 6920HQ was released over three years more recently than the GT 550M, and so the HD i7 6920HQ 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 6920HQ does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 6920HQ has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6920HQ is 202 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The HD i7 6920HQ having 60 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i7 6920HQ delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 550M.

The HD i7 6920HQ transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the HD i7 6920HQ is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M.

The HD i7 6920HQ requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The HD i7 6920HQ requires 10 Watts more than the GT 550M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 6920HQ to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 550M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-HFermi GF108
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.2
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5.3
1600x900
4.7
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3.9
1920x1080
3.2
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2.6
2560x1440
2.2
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1.9
3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs96
Actual Shader Performance10%vs7%
Technology14nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2304vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs35 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core 2.9GHzvsIntel 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 6920HQ is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Mobile that is integrated in the Core i7-6920HQ Processor.

Architecture
The Skylake Architecture succeeds the Broadwell Architecture and aims for increased CPU and Graphics Performance, within the same Power Requirements. It includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4, as well as DDR4 Memory Support.
The GPU Codenamed GT2-H offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The Operating Memory Clock depends at which speed the System's RAM is running and which Memory Type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 933MHz for DDR3 and 1067MHz for DDR4.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 1.7GB.

Performance
Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.
Best Case Scenario, expect Performance Identical to a dedicated GeForce 640M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i7 6920HQ is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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