GeForce_GT_550M
Nvidia GeForce GT 550M

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How well can the GeForce GT 550M run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GT 550M is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the GeForce GT 550M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GT 550M in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce GT 550M, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GT 550M? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile which is 1692% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 982 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB, which has 1016% better performance and can run 606 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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The GeForce GT 550M is released on 05 Jan 2011

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Architecture
Fermi GF108
Process
40nm
TMUs
16
Texture Rate
12 GTexel/s
ROPs
4
Pixel Rate
3 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
96
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
900 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
DDR3
Memory Bandwidth
28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
256KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
740 MHz
Power
Max Power
35 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
4 GB
Best Resolution
1366 x 768
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GeForce GT 550M Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GT 550M 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 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, 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 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.


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GeForce GT 550M vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 559% 1057%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 116% 1489%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 527% 1057%
Halo: Reach 62% 268%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 614% 1489%
Cyberpunk 2077 614% 1489%
Borderlands 3 646% 1122%
FIFA 20 349% 516%
Death Stranding 614% 1489%
Need For Speed Heat 549% 1057%
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2018
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hello, how much can i overclock this gpu?

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2012
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$195.00
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I know this is super late, but quadro 1000m (essentially the same) on my laptop gets to 885 mhz.

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2018
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2016
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$150.00
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someone tried 3d vision from this card? mine doesn't work or i dont know how to..
driver 296.10

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2016
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u need to have a compatible 120hz screen and also, 3d vision glasses. Driver 296.10 supports 3d vision, when you have all the required things on your pc.

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2010
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2009
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6 GB

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Actually i have a asus n53sn-eh71 laptop and it has this GPU but it has 2GB of VRAM and it plays assasins creed brotherhood on high settings in 40-44 fps

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2012
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That's great buddy but this GPU doesn't support SLI like you have on your rig.

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2013
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thanx pip…

550 is  a reasonable card..

it plays most games..in 3d ode may be not so..for instance u can play the first assassins creed game in full 3d settings,..with out any problem..but as u go higher not so..i cud only play the brotherhood varient in 800v600 res..

 

Its great for 3d movies..

would not call it a gaming card..but just  reasonable one..

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It even has a 128 bit bus too Yamadron!

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The 550M is just an Overclocked version of the 540M.. Overclock the 540M and you have a 550M. It is exactly like that…

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2013
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plus can some one tell me what a colourless tick, a green tick and a yellow tick differ from each other??

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How far is it better than a gt540m??

i mean i know the clock speed is higher…

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2017
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@CaptainAwesome thanks for the info. personally though, for me it has the be 10% or more increase in performance for me to consider it "better" so to me the 360m is roughly the same as the 550m. :P

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2016
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32 GB

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Just a heads up the GTS 360m is a better graphics card than this one. This card gets aroun 31 fps on crysis on high while the 360m (with the same settings) gets aroun 38 to 39 fps. I have compared a lot of games between the two and the same results roughly. The 360m is better than the 550m!

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