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GeForce 830M vs Radeon HD 5550

Intro

The GeForce 830M has core clock speeds of 1029 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 256 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5550, which features a GPU core clock speed of 550 MHz, and 512 MB of DDR2 memory set to run at 400 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 320(64x5) Stream Processors, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce 830M should be a small bit faster than the Radeon HD 5550 overall. (explain)

GeForce 830M 14400 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5550 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 830M should be a lot (more or less 87%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5550. (explain)

GeForce 830M 16464 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7664 (87%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce 830M is superior to the Radeon HD 5550, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce 830M 8232 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3832 (87%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 830M Radeon HD 5550
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 12 2014 February 9, 2010
Code Name GM108 Redwood LE
Memory 2048 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 1029 MHz 550 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 25 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 14400 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 16464 Mtexels/sec 8800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 8232 Mpixels/sec 4400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 256 320(64x5)
Texture Mapping Units 16 16
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR2
Bus Width 64-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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 830M

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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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