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GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)

Intro

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 900 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1026 MHz on this specific model. It features 192 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 24 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM), which has core speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 480 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 63 Watts
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 116 Watts
Difference: 53 Watts (84%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti should theoretically be a lot better than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 98496 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 34496 (54%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti will be a lot (about 50%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM). (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 28800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 19200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9600 (50%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 21600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 6400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 15200 (238%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 550 Ti Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 2011 February 2011
Code Name GF116 Turks
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 4104 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 116 watts 63 watts
Bandwidth 98496 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 19200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 6400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 480
Texture Mapping Units 32 24
Render Output Units 24 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1170 million 715 million
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)”
Gamble says:

OFC. Nvidia 550 Ti... but an additional 40-50 $ expense for a good smps to provide it with the required power. Where as Raedon would run smooth with you regular smps

henrique dos reis lima says:

creio eu maior coisa dai é dinheiro eu fico com hd 6770 ela está 250 R$ ela é boa ai gtx 550ti 370 R$ 120 R$ de difrença pra quem que roda no full com hd 6670 da pra roda de boa recomendo hd 6670 ela boa pode ter certeza

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