Select any two GPUs for comparison
VS

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 550M 2GB Quadro FX 880M
Cyberpunk 2077 1122% 1865%
Hitman 3 1489% 2457%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1017% 1697%
The Medium 1424% 2352%
Resident Evil 8 1122% 1865%
FIFA 21 516% 891%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 981% 1639%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1619% 2665%
Genshin Impact 1122% 1865%
Far Cry 6 1668% 2743%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 880M.

The GT 550M was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 880M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 550M has 1024 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 880M, 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 3.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 880M, which means that the memory performance of the GT 550M is marginally better than the Quadro FX 880M.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 880M has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 880M is 26. The GT 550M having 116 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 550M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 880M.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 880M requires 35 Watts. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed740 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108GT216M
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date06 Jan 2011vs07 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs790 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs25.3GB/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 Units96vs48
Actual Shader Performance7%vs1%
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 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.2
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.
Quadro FX 880M professional graphics solution offers superb performance and value for your 15.6” mobile workstation. Featuring the NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture, 30-bit color accuracy, and certified on industry-leading CAD and DCC professional applications, Quadro FX 880M GPUs deliver a power efficient, rich experience for cost-conscious professionals.
Recommended CPU
-
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
-
-