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GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 750 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti features a core clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1026 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 192 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

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

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Benchmarks

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 4562 points
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1897 points
Difference: 2665 (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

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti should in theory perform a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 750 Ti overall. (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 anisotropic filtering 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 resolution 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
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

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GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 750 Ti

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 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 information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it should 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 high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core 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 fill rate also depends on quite a few 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.

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GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 750 Ti

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.

Comments

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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