NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 550 Ti sales 15 March 2011 at a recommended price of $149. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.1 GB/s are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 98.4 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 8.25" (21 cm). One 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 116 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.62 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 550 Ti's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
22.50
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF116
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
15 March 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$149
 
Price now
$8.93
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 550 Ti's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 550 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
192
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
192
 
Core clock speed
1800 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,170 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
116 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
100 °C
 
Texture fill rate
28.8 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
691.2 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 550 Ti's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
8.25" (21 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
One 6-pin
 
SLI options
2-way
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 550 Ti: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4.1 GB/s
 
Memory bandwidth
98.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 550 Ti.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI-IMini HDMI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 550 Ti. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 550 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 
OpenGL
4.2
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 550 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

3.62

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

2272

3DMark Vantage Performance

10229

Passmark

1922

Octane Render OctaneBench

20

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 550 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
44 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 550 Ti is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 550 Ti performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 550 Ti from AMD is Radeon HD 6790, which is faster by 6% and higher by 11 positions in our rating.

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