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GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 750 Ti


The GeForce GTX 550 Ti makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 900 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1026 MHz on this particular card. It features 192 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, which features a core clock frequency of 1020 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1350 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 750 Ti 4590 points
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1910 points
Difference: 2680 (140%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 750 Ti 60 Watts
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 116 Watts
Difference: 56 Watts (93%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 750 Ti in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 98496 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 86400 MB/sec
Difference: 12096 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 750 Ti will be much (approximately 42%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. (explain)

GeForce GTX 750 Ti 40800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 28800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12000 (42%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 21600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 16320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5280 (32%)

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

GeForce GTX 750 Ti


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Model GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 2011 February 2014
Code Name GF116 GM107
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 1020 MHz
Memory Speed 4104 MHz 5400 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 116 watts 60 watts
Bandwidth 98496 MB/sec 86400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 40800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 16320 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 640
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1170 million 1870 million
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.4

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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11 Responses to “GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 750 Ti”
flow says:

This comparison is rather misleading as the 750's real-life performance is much better than the 550. Weird.

Gabriel says:

I thought so too, even the price of gtx 750 TI is higher, I really don't get it

Matheus says:

This compraison is a quite wrong.
750ti is really faster than 550ti.

Matheus says:

This compraison is a quite wrong.
750ti is really faster than 550ti.

Мачо says:

Сижу на 550Ti и пока не вижу смысла переходить с этого ценового диапазона.

Alex says:

I want to believe, the 750 is equal to 550.

Gary To says:

750ti is almost double the 550ti's performance

Redx says:

LoL, its quite wrong.. the gtx750Ti is faster than gtx550ti

Spike says:

would you believe at this time amazon and other sites want 500$ for a 550 ti and only 150$ or so for the 750? must be an ANTIQUE in their eyes... that's just sad...

Razvan says:

Yes, 550ti is better than 750 ti in some cases! I had MSI Geforce N550GTX-TI Cyclone II 1GD5/OC and
ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB DDR5 128-bit.......its weird but its true.

truthspeak says:

the evidence speaks for its self the 550 ti is the best gpu here

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