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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 550M 2GB Quadro 4000M
Cyberpunk 2077 1122% 759%
Hitman 3 1489% 1018%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1017% 686%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 981% 660%
FIFA 21 516% 333%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1619% 1109%
Far Cry 6 1668% 1143%
Genshin Impact 1122% 759%
Battlefield 6 1489% 1018%
Resident Evil 8 1122% 759%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro 4000M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB.

The Quadro 4000M 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 4000M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro 4000M has 124.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 550M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro 4000M is massively better than the GT 550M.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro 4000M has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro 4000M is 160. The Quadro 4000M having 18 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro 4000M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 550M.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts to run and the Quadro 4000M requires 100 Watts. The Quadro 4000M requires 65 Watts more than the GT 550M to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro 4000M may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 550M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed740 MHzvs475 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108GF110GLM
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date06 Jan 2011vs22 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs336
Actual Shader Performance7%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate11.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs100 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

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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.

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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