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GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 7750

Intro

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti comes with a GPU core clock speed of 900 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1026 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 192 Stream Processors, 32 Texture Address Units, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 7750, which comes with GPU clock speed of 800 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 512 Stream Processors, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7750 55 Watts
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 116 Watts
Difference: 61 Watts (111%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti should be 37% quicker than the Radeon HD 7750 overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 98496 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7750 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 26496 (37%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti is just a bit (about 13%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7750. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 28800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7750 25600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3200 (13%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is superior to the Radeon HD 7750, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 21600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7750 12800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8800 (69%)

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

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7750

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

Model GeForce GTX 550 Ti Radeon HD 7750
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 2011 February 2012
Code Name GF116 Cape Verde Pro
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 800 MHz
Shader Speed 1800 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1026 MHz (4104 MHz effective) 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 192 512
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 116 watts 55 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 98496 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 25600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec

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

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - 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 7750”
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[...] Hello Originally Posted by Xzan23 hey go for hd7750...it uses much newer techonology than 550ti and much less power consumption. so it might slightly give u better performance than the 550ti and its just 10800 rs No mate.The GTX 550Ti is far better.See this comparison - GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 7750 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare [...]

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