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    Default GT 550M with 144 cores ??

    Hi all,
    Recently received my L702x with the following specs:
    i5-2410M
    17.3 HD+ WLED TL (1600x900)
    8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 4GB)
    1G NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 550M

    I am a little puzzled though, when i run GPU-Z and nvidia inspector It shows that my GT550 has 144 shaders instead of 96 and note in the screenshot the core speed is only 475? Am i missing something here or is this almost like a cutdown GT555? Anyone else have this strange issue?
    Note: I have overclocked the core and memory a bit
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 144 cores gpuz.JPG   nvidia core 144.JPG   inspector_gt550m.PNG  
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    Default Re: GT 550M with 144 cores ??

    I don't know if you are the same person of this thread:

    XPS17 and NVIDIA GT550M - Laptop Video Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

    if not then you are not alone

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    Default Re: GT 550M with 144 cores ??

    Ah sweet thanks, so it's not just me then, i was hoping some of the guys on this forums with the same GPU will be able to shed some light on this matter.

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    Default Re: GT 550M with 144 cores ??

    Maybe a glitch? Only the 555M is to have 144 but that has 1.5 GB VRAM.

    Your core clocks will be downclocked when your system is idle.
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    Well I removed the beta nvidia drivers and put the default dell drivers on but it still shows the same 144 cores. Bizarre actually but I guess I shouldn't complain ;-)

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    Default Re: GT 550M with 144 cores ??

    Well you might want to test out those "extra" shaders. No point of jumping for joy if you possibly have a defective GPU.
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    Here are some benchmarks from 3dmark 06/vantage/11 using default settings and in some instances with an overclock from 475/900 to 500/940. It seems to run pretty well I must say, but I havent seen anyone else's 550 scores for comparison.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 3dmark06 oc.PNG   3dmark2011 new drivers.PNG   overclock new drvs2.JPG  
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    So did a bit more overclocking right up to the max that MSI afterburner can do on the core. Still no artifacting at these clocks which is great I also didnt push the memory too high. Got some pretty good results for a 550 I would think. Any comments?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 550.950.JPG   600.960VANTAGE.JPG   620.980makr06.JPG   620.980mark11.JPG   620.980VANTAGE.JPG  

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    Mine shows 144 unified as well. This is a pretty decent mobile video card and still performs strongly. It also runs very cool from what I've seen so far. Temps haven't gone above 66 degrees Celsius and regularly hovers around 60 while playing games.

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    Hey Corvette nice to see someone else is in the same boat as me , agreed i am totally loving the performance, it just makes me wonder are our cards locked GT555 or something. The card does run nice and cool, even with it overclocked to 620core and 980mem it still gets to about 62-66max degrees after an hours play of Crysis 2 awesome stuff

 

 
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