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GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Intro

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

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, which comes with a clock frequency of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1050 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 800 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 108 Watts
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 116 Watts
Difference: 8 Watts (7%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti should in theory be much superior to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 98496 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 67200 MB/sec
Difference: 31296 (47%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB is much (approximately 25%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 36000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 28800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7200 (25%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 21600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 14400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7200 (50%)

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

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Amazon.com

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Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 550 Ti Radeon HD 6770 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 2011 January 2011
Code Name GF116 Juniper XT
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 900 MHz
Shader Speed 1800 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1026 MHz (4104 MHz effective) 1050 MHz (4200 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 192 800
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 116 watts 108 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 98496 MB/sec 67200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per 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 this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel 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 get to the max fill rate.

Comments

11 Responses to “GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB”
Anonymous says:
Which of these two would you get?
rasta says:
550..def..:)
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Tobias says:
The 550 generally outperforms This ATI card but it is a bit more expensive. The 550 is somewhere in between the 6770 and the 6850.. If you have a little extra cash to fork out. I would suggest getting a ATI HD 6850 Radeon. But as of this comparison with the 6770. Gtx 550 Ti is most definitely the winner.
Anonymous says:
People looking for a Graphics card. Should already have gotten a decent power supply(PSU) first. Power consumption should not be an issue.
Bob says:
hey admin I think that your specs on the 6770 are differing from the 6770s we know today, and changing them would ensure a fair comparison :) btw good job on the website
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Jeremy says:
the benchmark that you are showing is wrong, the 560 is at 33fps not the 550, the 550 is at 22, the 6770 is at 19 from toms hardware(these are from the specific cards i was looking at) http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/compare,2661.html?prod4973=on&prod5248=on
admin says:
Indeed you are correct. No idea how that happened, seems all the numbers in that entire benchmark got screwed up. I've deleted the whole benchmark and will redo later.
[...] PC , PS3 My PC Specs Monitor: Samsung LED BX2250 21.5" CPU: Intel i7 2600K 3.40Ghtz Cooler: Stock Motherboard: Asus P8Z68V-Pro Memory: 8Gb Vengence 2000htz GPU: Nvidia Geforce 560Ti TwinFrozr 1GB HDD: 750 WD Chassis: Haf 922 PSU: Cooler Master GX Series 750W Soundcard: Realtek 8.1 Channel Surround Sound OS: Window 7 Ultimate 64bit Originally Posted by Serious Sam Don't spread lies. 6770 is slower than 550Ti. Like i said both are good cards, performance totally depends on the drivers used by the software engine in this case may be its games.. check below benchmarks to be clear GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compar... [...]
max says:
550 ti defiantly better

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