Radeon HD 5550 vs GeForce 9500 GT

Radeon HD 5550
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 9 Feb 2010
Radeon HD 5550
GeForce 9500 GT
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jul 2008
GeForce 9500 GT

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications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 9500 GT

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications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 9500 GT
GPU NameRedwood (Redwood PRO2)vsG96C ()
Fab Process40 nmvs55 nm
Die Size104 mm²vs121 mm²
Transistors627 millionvs314 million
Shaders320vs32
Compute Units4vs2
Core clock550 MHzvs550 MHz
ROPs8vs8
TMUs16vs16

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 5550GeForce 9500 GT
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Bus Width128 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed800 MHz
3200 MHz effective
vs800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs512 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 5550GeForce 9500 GT
TDP39 wattsvs50 watts
Release Date9 Feb 2010vs29 Jul 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5550
    4.40 GP/s
  • GeForce 9500 GT
    4.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5550
    8.80 GT/s
  • GeForce 9500 GT
    8.80 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 5550
    51.20 GB/s
  • GeForce 9500 GT
    25.60 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 5550
    352.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce 9500 GT
    89.60 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better