NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
vs
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
Price $ 1,066.0 $ 923.0 143 (13%)
Year 2015 2018 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 57C 18 (24%)
Max Fan Noise 40dB 36.2dB 3.8 (9%)
Recommended Power Supply 75W 50W 25 (33%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99) *closest mobile equivalent* Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) *closest mobile equivalent*
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 27.7 FPS 15.5 FPS 12.2 (44%)
Average 1440p Performance 19.9 FPS 11.1 FPS 8.8 (44%)
Average 4K Performance 11.4 FPS 6.4 FPS 5 (44%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 38.5 $ 59.6 21.1 (55%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 53.6 $ 83.2 29.6 (55%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 93.5 $ 144.2 50.7 (54%)
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Our Verdict: The GTX 960M is faster by 79% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 960M .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
22
25.2
11
12.6
2019 Anthem
14
16.2
7
8.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
21
23.8
10
11.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
28
32.0
15
17.5
2019 Metro Exodus
12
14.2
7
7.8
2019 World War Z
23
26.2
18
21.0
2019 Gears of War 5
18
20.7
10
11.3
2019 F1 2019
23
26.0
12
14.2
2019 GreedFall
21
23.4
11
12.8
2019 Borderlands 3
14
16.4
8
9.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
28
31.6
15
17.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
12.2
6
6.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
17
19.1
9
10.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
23
26.6
10
11.9
2018 Fallout 76
27
30.8
15
17.5
2018 Hitman 2
21
23.8
12
14.0
2018 Just Cause 4
18
20.6
10
11.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
22.1
10
12.2
2018 Strange Brigade
29
33.3
16
18.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
21.7
10
11.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
27.0
13
15.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
28.5
14
15.6
2017 For Honor
34
37.9
18
20.9
2017 Project CARS 2
24
26.9
13
14.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
29
32.6
16
17.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
15
16.9
10
11.8
2016 Hitman
20
22.9
18
21.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
28
32.1
16
18.3
2016 The Division
21
24.2
13
15.5
2016 Overwatch
37
41.6
16
18.1
2016 Dishonored 2
17
19.6
9
10.8
2015 DiRT Rally
39
43.5
22
24.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
25.1
12
13.4
2015 The Witcher 3
20
23.0
12
13.5
2015 Rocket League
99
110.7
54
60.8
2015 Need For Speed
27
30.7
15
16.9
2015 Project CARS
26
29.4
14
16.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
48
53.8
26
29.5
2013 Crysis 3
24
27.4
13
15.4
2013 Battlefield 4
32
35.6
16
18.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
68
75.9
37
41.7
2009 League of Legends
128
142.4
70
78.1

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
15
18.8
7
9.4
2019 Anthem
10
12.9
5
6.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
14
18.5
7
9.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
21.5
9
11.8
2019 Metro Exodus
8
11.1
4
6.1
2019 World War Z
15
19.2
12
15.3
2019 Gears of War 5
12
15.0
6
8.2
2019 F1 2019
14
18.4
8
10.1
2019 GreedFall
13
16.9
7
9.3
2019 Borderlands 3
9
11.5
5
6.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
18
22.8
10
12.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
10.0
4
5.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
12
15.0
6
8.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
17
22.4
7
9.8
2018 Hitman 2
12
15.4
7
9.1
2018 Just Cause 4
12
15.2
6
8.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
15.5
6
8.5
2018 Strange Brigade
18
23.2
10
12.7
2018 Battlefield V
18
23.1
8
10.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
16.1
6
8.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
14
17.6
6
7.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
16
20.6
9
11.3
2017 For Honor
17
22.1
9
12.2
2017 Project CARS 2
15
19.0
8
10.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23
29.4
12
16.2
2016 Overwatch
23
28.9
10
12.7
2016 Dishonored 2
13
16.8
7
9.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
12
15.2
7
9.3
2015 Rocket League
38
47.5
20
26.0
2015 Need For Speed
18
23.7
10
13.0
2015 Project CARS
18
22.5
9
12.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
34.8
15
19.1
2013 Crysis 3
19
24.7
7
9.3
2013 Battlefield 4
17
22.0
9
11.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
50
63.3
27
34.7
2009 League of Legends
63
79.1
34
43.4

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
7
11.2
3
5.6
2019 Anthem
4
7.0
2
3.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
6
9.8
3
4.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
7
10.6
4
5.8
2019 Metro Exodus
4
6.9
2
3.8
2019 World War Z
7
11.1
6
8.8
2019 Gears of War 5
6
9.5
3
5.2
2019 F1 2019
8
11.7
4
6.4
2019 GreedFall
4
7.0
2
3.8
2019 Borderlands 3
4
6.0
2
3.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
13.6
5
7.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
6.3
2
3.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
9.5
3
5.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
10
14.7
4
6.3
2018 Hitman 2
6
9.1
3
5.6
2018 Just Cause 4
5
7.9
3
4.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5
7.4
2
4.1
2018 Strange Brigade
8
12.6
4
6.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
6
9.1
3
4.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
6
9.3
2
3.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
9
14.2
5
7.8
2017 For Honor
7
11.1
4
6.1
2017 Project CARS 2
11
15.8
6
8.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
17
24.7
9
13.5
2016 Overwatch
10
14.7
4
6.4
2016 Dishonored 2
9
13.3
5
7.3
2015 Rocket League
15
22.1
8
12.2
2015 Need For Speed
11
15.8
6
8.7
2015 Project CARS
11
15.8
6
8.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
11
16.2
6
8.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
39
57.0
21
31.2
2009 League of Legends
22
31.6
12
17.4
GTX 960M vs RX 550X Mobile with i7-4790K vs i7-7700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 960M vs RX 550X Mobile with i7-4790K vs i7-7700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 960M vs RX 550X Mobile with i7-4790K vs i7-7700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M / i7-4790K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of GTX 960M is simply ridiculous. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 960M can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile / i7-7700K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of RX 550X Mobile is simply ridiculous. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550X Mobile can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 550X Mobile 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550X Mobile can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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GTX 960M vs RX 550X Mobile Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile
OutputsNo outputsNo outputs
Slot WidthMXM ModuleIGP
TDP75 W50 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile
Boost Clock1176 MHz1287 MHz
GPU Clock1097 MHz1100 MHz
Memory Clock1253 MHz 5012 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile
Bus InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)PCIe 3.0 x8
GenerationGeForce 900MMobility Radeon (RX M500X)
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 13th, 2015Apr 11th, 2018

Graphics Features

GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile
DirectX12.0 (11_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.22.0
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model5.16.4
Vulkan1.1.1031.1.101

Graphics Processor

GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile
ArchitectureMaxwellGCN 4.0
Die Size148 mm²103 mm²
FoundryTSMCTSMC
GPU NameGM107Lexa
GPU VariantN16P-GX-A1Lexa PRO (215-0904018)
Process Size28 nm14 nm
Transistors1,870 million2,200 million

Memory

GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile
Bandwidth80.19 GB/s96.00 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size4 GB2 GB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile
L1 Cache64 KB (per SMM)16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache2 MB512 KB
ROPs1616
Shading Units640640
TMUs4040

Theoretical Performance

GTX 960M RX 550X Mobile
FP32 (float) performance1.505 TFLOPS1.647 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance47.04 GFLOPS (1:32)103.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate18.82 GPixel/s20.59 GPixel/s
Texture Rate47.04 GTexel/s51.48 GTexel/s

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