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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 550M 2GB Quadro NVS 510M
Cyberpunk 2077 1122% 2008%
Hitman 3 1489% 2643%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1017% 1828%
Resident Evil 8 1122% 2008%
FIFA 21 516% 963%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1619% 2866%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 981% 1766%
Genshin Impact 1122% 2008%
The Medium 1424% 2531%
Far Cry 6 1668% 2950%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 510M.

The GT 550M was released less than a year after the Quadro NVS 510M, 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 NVS 510M, 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 Quadro NVS 510M, which means that the memory performance of the GT 550M is slightly better than the Quadro NVS 510M.

The GT 550M has 96 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro NVS 510M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB requires 35 Watts to run and the Quadro NVS 510M requires 45 Watts. The Quadro NVS 510M requires 10 Watts more than the GT 550M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro NVS 510M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 550M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed740 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108G72GLM
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
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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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3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
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 Units96vs-
Actual Shader Performance7%vs-
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate11.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs1600x1200
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs45 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
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.
Quadro NVS 510M is a high-end business card with support for special drivers that are certified for professional applications like Microsoft Office Suite, Hummingbird Exceed, Lotus Notes, etc. It's part of the Quadro NVS Mobile Series released by NVIDIA, in 2006/2007/2010.
Though business cards have no driver support for games, some of them deliver astonishing performance (e.g. Quadro 6000, Tesla C2075). Quadro NVS 510M, however, isn't one of them but compared to the previous models, it delivers much better performance. The performance should be enough to handle demanding games like, Crysis 2, on the lowest settings possible but games like Metro 2033 are probably unplayable at the lowest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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