AMD Radeon 550X 640SP vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
not rated
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
2.05
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Turing
GPU code name
Lexa
 
Turing TU104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
11 April 2018 (3 years ago)
 
2 July 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$499
Price now
$99
 
$1272

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
640
 
2560
Core clock speed
1019 MHz
 
1605 MHz
Boost clock speed
1071 MHz
 
1770 MHz
Number of transistors
2,200 million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
50 Watt
 
215 Watt
Texture fill rate
42.84
 
283.2
Floating-point performance
1,371 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

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

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
48 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Competitors of Radeon 550X 640SP from NVIDIA

It seems that there's no NVIDIA equivalent for Radeon 550X 640SP. The nearest candidate is GeForce GTX 960A, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon 550X 640SP:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2070 Super from AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 2070 Super's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2070 Super:

Advantages of AMD Radeon 550X 640SP

Cheaper ($99 vs $1272)

Lower power consumption (50W vs 215W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super

Much newer (2 July 2019 vs 11 April 2018)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)

More pipelines (2560 vs 640)

Higher memory bandwidth (448 vs 48 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

DLSS

Raytracing

VR Ready

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon 550X 640SP and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super. We've got no test results to judge.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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