GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 550 vs GTS 250M among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 550 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 550

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 550

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Much higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 3,200 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 112 GB/s vs 51.2 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,211 GFLOPS vs 240 GFLOPS More than 5x better floating-point performance
Slightly higher pixel rate 18.93 GPixel/s vs 10 GPixel/s Around 90% higher pixel rate
More shading units 512 vs 96 416 more shading units
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTS 250M

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Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M

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Lower TDP 28W vs 50W Around 45% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 550  vs GeForce GTS 250M 

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

Radeon RX 550
112 GB/s
GeForce GTS 250M
51.2 GB/s

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

Radeon RX 550
18.93 GPixel/s
GeForce GTS 250M
10 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 550
37.86 GTexel/s
GeForce GTS 250M
40 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 550
1,211 GFLOPS
GeForce GTS 250M
240 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 RX 550  vs
GeForce GTS 250M 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Lexa GT215
Clock speed 1,100 MHz 500 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 512 96
Texture mapping units 32 32
Render output processors 16 8
Pixel rate 18.93 GPixel/s 10 GPixel/s
Texture rate 37.86 GTexel/s 40 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,211 GFLOPS 240 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 550  vs
GeForce GTS 250M 
Memory clock speed 1,750 MHz 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz 3,200 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 112 GB/s 51.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 50W 28W

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