GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs GTS 450 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

6.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450  based on its 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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Much higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 1,400 MHz Around 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 22.4 GB/s Around 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 783 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 47 vs 25 Around 90% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,026 MHz vs 700 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTS 450

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Slightly lower TDP 106W vs 116W Around 10% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GTS 450

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s
GeForce GTS 450
27.93 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s
GeForce GTS 450
16.49 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
547.8 frames/s
GeForce GTS 450
425.37 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
143 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTS 450
134.39 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
1.06 frames/s
GeForce GTS 450
1.25 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
30.2 frames/s
GeForce GTS 450
20.02 frames/s

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