ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

Released May, 2011
  • 975 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5
6 Out of 10

It makes for a good bargain, but even with overclocked speeds, things don't change much for the GTX 550 Ti in its competitive.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
GPU overclock is excellent with 1065 MHz.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti among Desktop GPUs


GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


GeForce GTX 550 Ti
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 650
23.48 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
36.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
10.87 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 650
14.09 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 650

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 650

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Battlefield 4

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Battlefield 3

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti

It offers the most complete output connectivity of all GTX 550 Ti cards tested today with dual DVI, full size HDMI and full size DisplayPort.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


Mixed density memory chips help increase performance.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
Then when they decide to go big with 1920x1200 or 1920x1080, adding a second GTX 550 Ti in SLI should give them high-end performance that lets them play anything at HD resolutions.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
It is also higher than that of the GTX 460 which does offer more performance with less power used.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)


Our Furmark Maximum power draw test shows 180 W which is significantly more than what the PCI-Express power input configuration of the card is specified to handle.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
While this will usually not pose any problems, a second 6-pin power connector would have solved the issue.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
It uses the same architecture as NVIDIA's GF 106 but with improvements on the transistor level to reduce power consumption.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)


You may have all the world's review data on the back of your mind, but when you stare at a rack of pretty-looking graphics card boxes, all in the same price-range, it becomes a mind-numbing and almost traumatic experience to pick the right card, and often things as trivial as box design affect your choice.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
The GeForce GTX 560 Ti launched last month rattled the "gamer's sweet spot" ($200~$250) price-range, and it's now up to the GTX 550 Ti to capture the sub-$200 market as the best option available.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
The price of a beer could determine what graphics card you end up buying!
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)


Idle temperatures of the card are low, combined with the low fan noise in idle an excellent combination.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
Thanks to the low heat output of the GTX 550 Ti, ZOTAC can use a simple, affordable cooler on their card.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
For optimal heat transfer the cooler on ASUS' GTX 550 Ti Direct CU uses two heatpipes that make direct contact with the GPU surface.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)


1680x1050, 1440x900, and 1600x900 are popular gaming resolutions in this category.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GF116
Market Desktop
Clock speed 975 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 900 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 192
Texture mapping units 32
Render output processors 24
Pixel rate 7.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 31.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 748.8 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,026 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz
Memory bus 192 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 116W
Idle noise level 40 dB
Load noise level 41.2 dB
Idle power consumption 114W
Load power consumption 286W
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3dmark11 and 3dmark06 scores a mixed up
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Please fix the 3DMark 11 score, it's pretty misleading and obviously incorrect.
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