GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 Ti vs 470 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

No winner declared

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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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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,553 vs 4,342 More than 3.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 3,348 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 47 vs 30 More than 55% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,026 MHz vs 837 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 116W vs 215W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 470

Reasons to consider the
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470

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Much better 3DMark06 score 22,622 vs 2,272 Around 10x better 3DMark06 score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 45.8 fps vs 31.4 fps More than 45% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better PassMark score 3,607 vs 1,926 More than 85% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 15,350 vs 9,923 Around 55% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 133.9 GB/s vs 98.5 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,254 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS More than 80% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 19.6 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 40 vs 24 16 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 320 bit vs 192 bit More than 65% wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 24.71 vs 17.07 Around 45% better fire strike factor score
More shading units 448 vs 192 256 more shading units
Better face detection score 27.93 mPixels/s vs 16.59 mPixels/s Around 70% better face detection score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,340 vs 822 Around 65% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs 470

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 470
96.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 470
27.93 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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