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NVIDIA GeForce MX550

NVIDIA GeForce MX550

The Nvidia GeForce MX550 (GN18-S5-A1, TU117-670-A1 Chip) is an entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It is based on the old Turing TU117 chip (as the older MX450) and uses a 64 Bit memory bus with GDDR6 graphics memory. First benchmarks show a 17% performance increase compared to the old GeForce MX450 which could indicate more shaders (1024 instead of 896). The similarly named GeForce MX570 is around 30% faster and uses the Ampere GA107 chip.

The gaming performance should be similar to the older GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and therefore demanding games will only run in low settings fluently.

The TU117 chip is manufactured on a 12nm TSMC process and should be rated at 25 Watt TGP (as the old MX450).

GeForce MX500 Series

GeForce MX570 compare 2048 @ 1.48 GHz64 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce MX550 1024 @ 1.32 GHz64 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameGN18-S5
ArchitectureTuring
Pipelines1024 - unified
Core Speed1320 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption15-25 Watt
technology12 nm
FeaturesVulkan 1.2, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, GPU Boost, Optimus, PCIe 4.0, Game Ready Drivers, Win 10 / 11
Date of Announcement17.12.2021

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p +
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p +
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p +
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p +
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p +
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p +
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p +
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
35.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
35.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
35.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
33.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1920x1080
85  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
70  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
44  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1920x1080
36  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
28  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
169  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
80  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
60  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
119  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
47  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
31  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
179.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
73  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
54.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
31  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
156  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
61  fps    + Compare