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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 550M 2GB Radeon HD 7450M
Cyberpunk 2077 1122% 2052%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1017% 1869%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 981% 1805%
FIFA 21 516% 986%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1619% 2929%
Far Cry 6 1668% 3014%
Genshin Impact 1122% 2052%
Hitman 3 1489% 2700%
Watch Dogs Legion 1078% 1976%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1651% 2986%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7450M.

The GT 550M has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 7450M. This results in the GT 550M providing 6.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 550M has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 7450M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 550M providing 0.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon HD 7450M was released over a year more recently than the GT 550M, and so the Radeon HD 7450M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 550M.

The GT 550M has 1024 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 7450M, 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 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 7450M, which means that the memory performance of the GT 550M is slightly better than the Radeon HD 7450M.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7450M has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7450M is 56. The GT 550M having 86 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 550M delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 7450M.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7450M requires 7 Watts. The GT 550M requires 28 Watts more than the Radeon HD 7450M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 550M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 7450M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed740 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108Terascale 2 Seymour PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date06 Jan 2011vs07 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
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4.1
1600x900
3.9
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2.7
1920x1080
2.6
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1.9
2560x1440
1.9
green tick vs
1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs160
Actual Shader Performance7%vs3%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs8
Texture Rate11.8 GTexel/svs5.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate3 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs7 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHzvsIntel Celeron Dual-Core 877 1.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1280x720

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.
Overview
Radeon HD 7450M is an Entry-Level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Seymour PRO which has 2 Compute Units activated and thus offers 160 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit runs at 700MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 7W, it is suited for smaller laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above a GeForce GT 520M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Budget Processor (Intel Celeron Mobile and 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7450M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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