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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R8 M365DX GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Hitman 3 1031% 1489%
Cyberpunk 2077 769% 1122%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 695% 1017%
FIFA 21 338% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1123% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 669% 981%
Resident Evil 8 769% 1122%
Genshin Impact 769% 1122%
Far Cry 6 1158% 1668%
The Medium 985% 1424%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R8 M365DX are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB.

The GT 550M has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R8 M365DX, but the Radeon R8 M365DX has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the Radeon R8 M365DX exhibits a 22.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 550M. 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 20 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R8 M365DX, but the Radeon R8 M365DX has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the Radeon R8 M365DX exhibits a 8.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 550M. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R8 M365DX was released over three years more recently than the GT 550M, and so the Radeon R8 M365DX 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 Radeon R8 M365DX and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon R8 M365DX has 57.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 550M, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R8 M365DX is much better than the GT 550M.

The Radeon R8 M365DX has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R8 M365DX is 864 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The Radeon R8 M365DX having 722 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R8 M365DX delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 550M.

The Radeon R8 M365DX transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the Radeon R8 M365DX is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M.

The Radeon R8 M365DX requires 85 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The Radeon R8 M365DX requires 50 Watts more than the GT 550M to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R8 M365DX may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 550M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed720 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock1125 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1Fermi GF108
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date03 Jun 2015vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth86.4GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 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 Units768vs96
Actual Shader Performance42%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units48vs16
Texture Rate34.6 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate11.5 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power85 Wattsvs35 Watts
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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4110M 2.6GHzvsIntel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R8 M365DX is a combination of a Dedicated Radeon R7 M360 and an Integrated Radeon R6 Graphics.
Because our system is not ready for these configurations, data is very inaccurate.
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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