GeForce GTX 550 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GTX 550 Ti provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.01% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 550 Ti sales 15 March 2011 at a recommended price of $149 . This is a Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 550 Ti: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking650
Place by popularity66
Cost-effectiveness evaluation0.29
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF116
Market segmentDesktop
Release date15 March 2011 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$149
Current price$197 (1.3x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GTX 550 Ti's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores192of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores192
Core clock speed900 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,170 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)116 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature100 °C
Texture fill rate28.8 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance691.2 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 550 Ti and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus support16x PCI-E 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length8.25" (21 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsOne 6-pin
SLI options+

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 550 Ti: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4.1 GB/sof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth98.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 550 Ti. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsTwo Dual Link DVI-IMini HDMI
Multi monitor support+
HDMI+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternal

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 550 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.2of 4.6 (GeForce RTX 4090)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 550 Ti 4.01

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 550 Ti 1550

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 550 Ti 10229

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 550 Ti 2272

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 550 Ti 5834

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 550 Ti 20

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

900p38
Full HD37

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 7−8

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Hitman 3 8−9
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Hitman 3 8−9
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1−2

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Cyberpunk 2077 0−1
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 1−2

Closest competitors

GeForce GTX 550 Ti's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


GeForce GTX 550 Ti 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 550 Ti is Radeon R9 M275X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 550 Ti:

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 100
Radeon 550X 92.02

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended processors

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Community ratings

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