GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs 9800 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

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 clock speed 900 MHz vs 600 MHz 50% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 1,926 vs 716 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 57.6 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 47 vs 19 Around 2.5x higher battlefield 3 framerate
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Better fire strike factor score 17.07 vs 9.11 More than 85% better fire strike factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,026 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 9800

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Nvidia GeForce GT 9800

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Higher texture rate 84 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s Around 3x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 24 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s More than 3.2x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GT 9800

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 3

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 550 Ti  vs GT 9800 

When you put these overclocks in perspective to the clocks of the NVIDIA 9800 GT reference design (600/900), they become even more spectacular with 26% and 22.
GeForce GT 9800


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