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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 M335 4GB GeForce GT 550M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1122%
Hitman 3 1533% 1489%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1017%
Resident Evil 8 1156% 1122%
FIFA 21 533% 516%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 1619%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 981%
The Medium 1467% 1424%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1122%
Far Cry 6 1717% 1668%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R5 M335 4GB.

The R5 M335 has a 330 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 550M. This results in the R5 M335 providing 9.6 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 R5 M335 has a 330 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 550M. This results in the R5 M335 providing 5.6 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 R5 M335 was released over three years more recently than the GT 550M, and so the R5 M335 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 R5 M335 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GT 550M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GT 550M has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R5 M335, which means that the memory performance of the GT 550M is slightly better than the R5 M335.

The Radeon R5 M335 4GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the R5 M335 is 291 and the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142. The R5 M335 having 149 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 550M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R5 M335 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 550M. This means that the R5 M335 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 550M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the R5 M335 should consume less power than the GT 550M.

The Radeon R5 M335 4GB requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The GT 550M requires 10 Watts more than the R5 M335 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 R5 M335.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1070 MHzvs740 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Exo XTFermi GF108
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date21 Oct 2015vs06 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1100 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth17.6GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs96
Actual Shader Performance14%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units20vs16
Texture Rate21.4 GTexel/svs11.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate8.6 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 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 i3-4110M 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
Radeon R5 M335 4GB is an Entry-Level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.

Radeon R5 M335 4GB Equips the GPU Codenamed Exo XT which is a GCN 1.1 GPU and thus offers Support for Feature Level DirectX 11.2 and the TrueAudio Technology.
Exo XT has 5 Compute Units Activated and thus offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1070MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with DDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 64-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1100MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB.

The Performance of Radeon R5 M335 4GB is only Very Slightly above the Radeon R5 M330 2GB.

System Suggestions
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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