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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 705M 1GB GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 2052% 1122%
Hitman 3 2700% 1489%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1869% 1017%
Resident Evil 8 2052% 1122%
FIFA 21 986% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2929% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1805% 981%
Genshin Impact 2052% 1122%
The Medium 2586% 1424%
Far Cry 6 3014% 1668%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 705M 1GB.

The GeForce 705M 1GB has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 550M, but the GT 550M has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 705M 1GB. As a result, the GT 550M exhibits a 5.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce 705M 1GB. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce 705M 1GB has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 550M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 705M 1GB providing 0.1 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 GeForce 705M 1GB was released over a year more recently than the GT 550M, and so the GeForce 705M 1GB is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 550M.

The GT 550M has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce 705M 1GB, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 550M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GT 550M has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 705M 1GB, which means that the memory performance of the GT 550M is slightly better than the GeForce 705M 1GB.

The GeForce 705M 1GB has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 705M 1GB is 74 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The GT 550M having 68 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 550M delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 705M 1GB.

The GeForce 705M 1GB requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The GT 550M requires 20 Watts more than the GeForce 705M 1GB 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 GeForce 705M 1GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF119-B1Fermi GF108
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Jun 2013vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs96
Actual Shader Performance4%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units8vs16
Texture Rate6.2 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 705M is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

GeForce 705M equips a GPU Codenamed GF119-B1 which is a Second Generation Fermi GPU.
Still built on 40nm Technology, it has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs.

The Speed of the Central Unit Varies from Laptop to Laptop. Usually, it is clocked at up to 775MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with DDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 64-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 1GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 15W, it is suited for small laptops.

GeForce 705M is essentially a renamed GeForce 610M.
Therefore, AMD's and Intel's Recent Powerful Integrated Graphics are still more powerful.

System Suggestions
GeForce 705M is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 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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