GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs 460 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

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

6.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti  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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Higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 675 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,026 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 116W vs 160W Around 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 460

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460

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Slightly higher memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s vs 98.5 GB/s More than 15% higher memory bandwidth
Better sky diver factor score 188.17 vs 138.33 More than 35% better sky diver factor score
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs 460

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.27 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 460
66.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
17.38 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 460
21.38 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
470.72 frames/s
GeForce GTX 460
603.15 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
143.16 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 460
189.37 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 550 Ti  vs 460 

8.8
9.0
If you read our other GeForce GTX 460 reviews today you will have noticed that NVIDIA's reference design cooler is very quiet.
GeForce GTX 460

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