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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 550M 2GB Radeon HD 6515G2
Cyberpunk 2077 1122% 1756%
Hitman 3 1489% 2314%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1017% 1597%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 981% 1542%
FIFA 21 516% 836%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1619% 2511%
Far Cry 6 1668% 2585%
Genshin Impact 1122% 1756%
Battlefield 6 1489% 2314%
Resident Evil 8 1122% 1756%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6515G2.

The Radeon HD 6515G2 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 GT 550M has 1536 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 6515G2, 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 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 6515G2, which means that the memory performance of the GT 550M is slightly better than the Radeon HD 6515G2.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6515G2 has 400. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6515G2 is 104. The GT 550M having 38 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 550M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 6515G2.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 6515G2.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed740 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date06 Jan 2011vs14 Jun 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
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vs-
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs-
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 Units96vs400
Actual Shader Performance7%vs5%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate11.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs-
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.
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Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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