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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD M-5Y10c GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1749% 1122%
Hitman 3 2306% 1489%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1591% 1017%
Resident Evil 8 1749% 1122%
FIFA 21 833% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2502% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1537% 981%
The Medium 2208% 1424%
Genshin Impact 1749% 1122%
Far Cry 6 2576% 1668%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the Intel HD M-5Y10c.

The GT 550M has a 440 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD M-5Y10c. 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 M-5Y10c. 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 M-5Y10c was released over three years more recently than the GT 550M, and so the HD M-5Y10c 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 M-5Y10c does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD M-5Y10c has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD M-5Y10c is 154 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The HD M-5Y10c having 12 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 550M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD M-5Y10c transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the HD M-5Y10c is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M.

The HD M-5Y10c requires 5 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The GT 550M requires 30 Watts more than the HD M-5Y10c 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 HD M-5Y10c.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock800 MHzvs-
ArchitectureBroadwell GT2Fermi GF108
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Ok vs Poor
Release Date05 Jan 2015vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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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 Performance7%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 Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power5 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 M 5Y10cvsIntel 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 M-5Y10c is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 5300 Mobile that is integrated in the Core M-5Y10c Processor.

The Broadwell Core includes support for DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.
The GPU Codenamed GT2 offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 1 ROP.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 800MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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 800MHz.
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 2GB.

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 GT 420M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD M-5Y10c is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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