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GeForce GTX 970M vs Radeon HD 5550

Intro

The GeForce GTX 970M features a GPU clock speed of 924 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1000 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 1280 Stream Processors, 80 Texture Address Units, and 48 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 5550, which has core clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 320(64x5) SPUs as well as 16 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 970M should in theory be a lot better than the Radeon HD 5550 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970M 96000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5550 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 83200 (650%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970M should be quite a bit (approximately 740%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 5550. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970M 73920 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 65120 (740%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970M will be quite a bit (approximately 908%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 5550, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970M 44352 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 39952 (908%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 970M

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 970M Radeon HD 5550
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 7 2014 February 9, 2010
Code Name GM204 Redwood LE
Memory 3072 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 924 MHz 550 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 96000 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 73920 Mtexels/sec 8800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 44352 Mpixels/sec 4400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1280 320(64x5)
Texture Mapping Units 80 16
Render Output Units 48 8
Bus Type GDDR5 DDR2
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 40 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 627 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 970M

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Radeon HD 5550

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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