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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i3 550 GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 3233% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2949% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2850% 4155%
FIFA 21 1581% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2850% 4155%
Watch Dogs Legion 3115% 4538%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4679% 6794%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4590% 6666%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 3056% 4453%
Genshin Impact 3233% 4709%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 550 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT.

The HD i3 550 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6600 GT, and so the HD i3 550 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6600 GT when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 128 MB video memory, but the HD i3 550 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 11 Shader Processing Units but the HD i3 550 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD i3 550.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed733 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureClarkdaleNV43
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 May 2010vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs15.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs11
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Technology-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-48 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs9.0c
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD i3 550 is the specific version of the 'GMA/Intel Media Graphics Accelerator' that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-550 3.2GHz'. <r> With no dedicated memory, it uses system memory up to 1 GB on Windows XP and 1.7GB on Windows Vista/7. Unlike the second gen 'Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000', very demanding games might not run at all and only very old games will run on high settings smoothly....Supercharge your gaming with the power of an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPUs deliver best-in-class performance and advanced visual effects for next-generation games. The only GPU in its class with support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and with support for PCI Express, the GeForce 6600 delivers ultra-realistic effects, unmatched features, and rock-solid stability so you can play your game the way itís meant to be played.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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