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GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 970

Intro

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

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 970, which comes with clock speeds of 1050 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1664 SPUs along with 104 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

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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

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 970 should theoretically be much superior to the GeForce GTX 550 Ti overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970 should be much (about 279%) better at anisotropic filtering 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

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 970 is a better choice, by a large margin. (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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - 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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