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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 550M 2GB Quadro 1000M
Cyberpunk 2077 1122% 1783%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1017% 1623%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 981% 1567%
FIFA 21 516% 850%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1619% 2550%
Far Cry 6 1668% 2625%
Genshin Impact 1122% 1783%
Hitman 3 1489% 2350%
Watch Dogs Legion 1078% 1717%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1651% 2600%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro 1000M.

The Quadro 1000M was released less than a year after the GT 550M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB and the Quadro 1000M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GT 550M 2GB and the Quadro 1000M are the same, which means the GT 550M and the Quadro 1000M have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GT 550M 2GB and the Quadro 1000M have 96 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GT 550M is 142 and by the Quadro 1000M is 67. Knowing that the shader performance of the GT 550M is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts to run and the Quadro 1000M requires 45 Watts. The Quadro 1000M requires 10 Watts more than the GT 550M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro 1000M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 550M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed740 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108GF108GLM
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date06 Jan 2011vs22 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
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1600x900
3.9
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1920x1080
2.6
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2560x1440
1.9
green tick vs -
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs96
Actual Shader Performance7%vs3%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate11.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs45 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 550M 2GB is a middle-class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

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.

GPU
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.

Memory
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.

Features
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.

Performance
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.
The NVIDIAŽ QuadroŽ Mobile Workstation product family is a complete top-to-bottom range of solutions with unmatched performance and quality for the most demanding professionals on the go. From digital content creators on a movie set, to design engineers at a remote plant, to geo-scientists on an oil rig, Quadro mobile graphics processing units (GPUs) are the trusted solution for professional 3D applications.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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