Radeon HD 5550 vs GeForce 9300 GE

Radeon HD 5550
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 9 Feb 2010
Radeon HD 5550
GeForce 9300 GE
Memory: 256Mb DDR2DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Jun 2008
GeForce 9300 GE

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5550

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce 9300 GE

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Radeon HD 5550

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 5550

Based on theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 5550GeForce 9300 GE
GPU NameRedwood (Redwood PRO2)vsG98 (G98-700-U2)
Fab Process40 nmvs65 nm
Die Size104 mm²vs86 mm²
Transistors627 millionvs210 million
Shaders320vs8
Compute Units4vs1
Core clock550 MHzvs540 MHz
ROPs8vs4
TMUs16vs8

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 5550GeForce 9300 GE
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR2
Bus Width128 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed800 MHz
3200 MHz effective
vs400 MHz
800 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs256 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 5550GeForce 9300 GE
TDP39 wattsvs0 watts
Release Date9 Feb 2010vs1 Jun 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5550
    4.40 GP/s
  • GeForce 9300 GE
    2.16 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5550
    8.80 GT/s
  • GeForce 9300 GE
    4.32 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 5550
    51.20 GB/s
  • GeForce 9300 GE
    6.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 5550
    352.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce 9300 GE
    20.80 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better