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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 3550

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 3550

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the ATi Radeon HD 3550 vs the Nvidia GeForce GT 540M.

Front view of GeForce GT 540M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

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Higher clock speed 672 MHz vs 594 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 792 MHz More than 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 396 MHz More than 2.2x higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 3550  vs GeForce GT 540M 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 3550
6.34 GB/s
GeForce GT 540M
28.8 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 3550
2.38 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 540M
2.69 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 3550
2.38 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 540M
10.75 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 3550
47.52 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 540M
258.05 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 3550  vs
GeForce GT 540M 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV620 GF108
Market Desktop Laptop
Clock speed 594 MHz 672 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 40 96
Texture mapping units 4 16
Render output processors 4 4
Pixel rate 2.38 GPixel/s 2.69 GPixel/s
Texture rate 2.38 GTexel/s 10.75 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 47.52 GFLOPS 258.05 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 3550  vs
GeForce GT 540M 
Memory clock speed 396 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 792 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 128 bit
Memory 512 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR2 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 6.34 GB/s 28.8 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 30W 35W

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