GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 550 Ti

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

PassMark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7790 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7790  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Front view of Radeon HD 7790

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7790

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Much better 3DMark06 score 15,490 vs 2,272 More than 6.8x better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 19,360 vs 9,923 More than 95% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 4,104 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 51.1 vs 25.24 More than 2x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Better PassMark score 2,997 vs 1,923 More than 55% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 1,792 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Better sky diver factor score 256.79 vs 138.06 More than 85% better sky diver factor score
More energy-efficient load power consumption 249W vs 286W Around 15% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Higher texture rate 56 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s Around 95% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
Better cloud gate factor score 16.81 vs 13.8 More than 20% better cloud gate factor score
Quieter idle noise level 37.5 dB vs 40 dB More than 5% quieter idle noise level
Significantly better CLBenchmark raytrace score 127,080 vs 48,088 Around 2.8x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Quieter load noise level 37.8 dB vs 41.2 dB Around 10% quieter load noise level
More shading units 896 vs 192 704 more shading units
Slightly higher pixel rate 16 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Better fire strike factor score 35.46 vs 20.18 More than 75% better fire strike factor score
Better particle simulation score 323.17 mInteraction/s vs 127.7 mInteraction/s More than 2.5x better particle simulation score
Slightly more energy-efficient idle power consumption 110W vs 114W Around 5% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Better manhattan score 3,717.87 vs 3,539.52 More than 5% better manhattan score
Slightly more texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 29.4 fps vs 17.7 fps More than 65% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 53.6 fps vs 31.4 fps More than 70% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,516 vs 795 More than 90% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 85W vs 116W More than 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,553 vs 5,670 Around 2.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Slightly more render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7790 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
217.92 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
31.55 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
40.11 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.58 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
825.27 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
545.89 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
323.17 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
127.7 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
3.67 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
1.19 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
61.57 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
24.83 frames/s

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7790  vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

9.3
8.8
The card features a custom-design dual-fan cooler and offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1075 MHz core and 6.40 GHz memory for a premium of just $10 over AMD's suggested reference design retail price of $149.
Radeon HD 7790

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