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GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti has clock speeds of 900 MHz on the GPU, and 1026 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 192 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 560, which uses a 14 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 1175 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 7000 MHz on this particular card. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 116 Watts
Difference: 36 Watts (45%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon RX 560 should be 16% faster than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 98496 MB/sec
Difference: 16192 (16%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 will be a lot (about 161%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 28800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 46400 (161%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is a better choice, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 21600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2800 (15%)

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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Radeon RX 560

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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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 550 Ti Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 2011 May 2017
Code Name GF116 Baffin
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 4104 MHz 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 116 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 98496 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 1024
Texture Mapping Units 32 64
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 14 nm
Transistors 1170 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus 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 card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

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

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GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Radeon RX 560

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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.

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