GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs 9600 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

No winner declared

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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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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 1,926 vs 739 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 57.6 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 13.73 vs 8.79 More than 55% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly better floating-point performance 691.2 GFLOPS vs 208 GFLOPS More than 3.2x better floating-point performance
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Better face detection score 16.59 mPixels/s vs 0.47 mPixels/s Around 35.8x better face detection score
Higher memory clock speed 1,026 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 9600

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Nvidia GeForce GT 9600

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Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Lower TDP 95W vs 116W Around 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GT 9600

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 9600
0.47 mPixels/s

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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