GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6790 vs 550 Ti 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
AMD Radeon HD 6790 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6790  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6790

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6790

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Much better 3DMark06 score 18,630 vs 2,272 Around 8.2x better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s vs 98.5 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,344 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS Around 95% better floating-point performance
More shading units 800 vs 192 608 more shading units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,553 vs 2,887 Around 5.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Lower TDP 116W vs 150W Around 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6790 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6790
121.42 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6790
12.32 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6790
750.42 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
547.8 frames/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

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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