GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs 740 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

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

6.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti  based on its benchmarks.

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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 80.2 GB/s Around 25% higher memory bandwidth
Better cloud gate factor score 13.8 vs 11.91 More than 15% better cloud gate factor score
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 48 vs 30 60% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Front view of GeForce GT 740

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Nvidia GeForce GT 740

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Higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 4,104 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 64W vs 116W Around 45% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GT 740

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.32 mHash/s
GeForce GT 740
13.37 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
17.62 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 740
10.14 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
437.17 frames/s
GeForce GT 740
214.58 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
124.17 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 740
123.31 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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