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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8550

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8550

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Radeon HD 8550 vs the Nvidia GeForce GT 740M.

Front view of GeForce GT 740M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

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Higher clock speed 810 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly higher memory clock speed 901 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8550  vs GeForce GT 740M 

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

Radeon HD 8550
25.6 GB/s
GeForce GT 740M
28.83 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 8550
5.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 740M
6.48 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8550
15.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 740M
25.92 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8550
624 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 740M
622.1 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 8550  vs
GeForce GT 740M 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Turks GK107
Market Desktop Laptop
Clock speed 650 MHz 810 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 480 384
Texture mapping units 24 32
Render output processors 8 16
Pixel rate 5.2 GPixel/s 6.48 GPixel/s
Texture rate 15.6 GTexel/s 25.92 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 624 GFLOPS 622.1 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 8550  vs
GeForce GT 740M 
Memory clock speed 800 MHz 901 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz 1,802 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR3 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 25.6 GB/s 28.83 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 60W 45W

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