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GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 970

Intro

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti has a core clock frequency of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1026 MHz. It also features a 192-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 192 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 24 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 970, which makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1050 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1750 MHz on this specific card. It features 1664 SPUs as well as 104 Texture Address Units and 64 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 970 10867 points
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1897 points
Difference: 8970 (473%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 116 Watts
GeForce GTX 970 145 Watts
Difference: 29 Watts (25%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 970 should in theory be quite a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 550 Ti in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970 224000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 98496 MB/sec
Difference: 125504 (127%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970 will be quite a bit (about 279%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970 109200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 28800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 80400 (279%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970 should be a lot (approximately 211%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970 67200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 21600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 45600 (211%)

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

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GTX 970
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 2011 September 2014
Code Name GF116 GM204-200
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 1050 MHz
Memory Speed 4104 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 116 watts 145 watts
Bandwidth 98496 MB/sec 224000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 109200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 67200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 1664
Texture Mapping Units 32 104
Render Output Units 24 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1170 million 5200 million
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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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

One Response to “GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 970”
leato15 says:

para mi La GTX 970 es mucho mejor como la GTX 550 Ti la comparacion diferencia en rendimiento GTX 550 TI vs GTX 970 lo mas rapido
mas rendimiento FPS y benchmark

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