GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs GTS 250 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

6.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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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 750 MHz 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 2,300 MHz Around 80% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 1,923 vs 899 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 73.6 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better cloud gate factor score 13.73 vs 11.35 More than 20% better cloud gate factor score
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 794 vs 180 Around 4.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 116W vs 150W Around 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTS 250

Reasons to consider the
ZOTAC GeForce GTS 250

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More texture mapping units 64 vs 32 Twice as many texture mapping units
Slightly higher texture rate 48 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GTS 250

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

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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