GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs 1030 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 1030  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 48.06 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 24 vs 8 Three times as many render output processors
Front view of GeForce GT 1030

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,227 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 30,013.39 vs 3,359.98 Around 9x better T-Rex score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 4,104 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 27.03 vs 17.07 Around 60% better fire strike factor score
Better T-Rex score 2.13 frames/s vs 1.05 frames/s More than 2x better T-Rex score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,617 vs 822 More than 95% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly lower TDP 30W vs 116W 3.9x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GT 1030

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
31.68 mHash/s
GeForce GT 1030
139.49 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 1030
48 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
547.8 frames/s
GeForce GT 1030
417.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 1030
30,013.39

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 1030
23,378.49

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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