GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

Released March, 2011
  • 900 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5
6.1 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 for under $200


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


GeForce GTX 550 Ti
T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor


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 30 more


GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 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
31.55 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
34.72 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.57 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
7.58 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GT 730

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GT 730

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)


Temperatures of the card are very comfortable and can easily stand some additional overclocking.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
The card offers excellent overclocking headroom and safe temperatures, even with voltage tweaking.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
NVIDIA partners are selling GTX 550 Ti with overclocked speeds at almost no price premium.
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)
Power consumption of ZOTAC's GTX 550 Ti is a good deal higher than the other GTX 550 variants that we tested today.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
What I am happy to see is that unlike on AMD's latest cards Blu-ray power consumption is very low.
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)
While NVIDIA perfected its Fermi architecture with the GeForce 500 Series allowing for higher clock speeds, it is also coming at higher power draw for the GTX 550 Ti.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)

Memory Clock Speed

Clock speeds are improved as well out of the box but are not the highest we have seen today.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
Clock speeds are a leading 1000 MHz core and 1100 MHz memory - no GTX 550 Ti today is faster!
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
A higher operating voltage leads to more chips being able to handle a certain clock speed.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GF116
Market Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 192
Texture mapping units 32
Render output processors 24
Pixel rate 7.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 28.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 691.2 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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