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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 550M 2GB Radeon HD 7690M XT
Cyberpunk 2077 1122% 804%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1017% 727%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 981% 700%
FIFA 21 516% 356%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1619% 1172%
Hitman 3 1489% 1076%
Genshin Impact 1122% 804%
Far Cry 6 1668% 1208%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1651% 1196%
Watch Dogs Legion 1078% 772%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M 2GB.

The GT 550M has a 15 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7690M XT, but the HD 7690M XT has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the HD 7690M XT exhibits a 5.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 550M. 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 15 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7690M XT, but the HD 7690M XT has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 550M. As a result, the HD 7690M XT exhibits a 2.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 550M. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7690M XT was released over a year more recently than the GT 550M, and so the HD 7690M XT 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 HD 7690M XT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 7690M XT has superior memory performance.

The HD 7690M XT has 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 550M, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7690M XT is slightly better than the GT 550M.

The GeForce GT 550M 2GB has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7690M XT has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 550M is 142 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7690M XT is 174. The HD 7690M XT having 32 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7690M XT delivers a noticeably 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 Radeon HD 7690M XT requires 25 Watts. The GT 550M requires 10 Watts more than the HD 7690M XT 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 HD 7690M XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed740 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108Terascale 2 Thames XTX
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date06 Jan 2011vs07 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
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5.8
1600x900
3.9
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4.4
1920x1080
2.6
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3.1
2560x1440
1.9
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2.3
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs480
Actual Shader Performance7%vs8%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate11.8 GTexel/svs17.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate3 GPixel/svs5.8 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 Wattsvs25 Watts
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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

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 7690M XT is a Fast-Middle-Class 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 Thames XTX which has 6 Compute Units activated and thus offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit runs at 725MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-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 Crossfire, HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it is suited for average sized laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance slightly above GeForce GT 555M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7690M XT.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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