GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs GTS 250M 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

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Significantly higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 500 MHz 80% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 51.2 GB/s More than 90% higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 3,200 MHz Around 30% higher effective memory clock speed
More render output processors 24 vs 8 Three times as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,026 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 30% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTS 250M

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Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M

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Significantly lower TDP 28W vs 116W 4.1x lower TDP

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

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti  vs GTS 250M 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
98.5 GB/s
GeForce GTS 250M
51.2 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
7.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTS 250M
10 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
28.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTS 250M
40 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
691.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GTS 250M
240 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

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