NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
vs
AMD Radeon HD 7790

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7790
GTX 550 Ti HD 7790 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMD Radeon HD 7790
Price $ 199.0 $ 149.0 50 (25%)
Year 2011 2013 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C 74C 11 (13%)
Max Fan Noise 53.3dB 38.5dB 14.8 (28%)
Recommended Power Supply 466W 435W 31 (7%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz ($197.99) Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 21.4 FPS 25.4 FPS 4 (19%)
Average 1440p Performance 9.4 FPS 14.1 FPS 4.7 (50%)
Average 4K Performance 5.7 FPS 8.6 FPS 2.9 (51%)
Memory 1 GB 1 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0 $ 5.9 1.1 (16%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.9 $ 10.6 5.3 (33%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.1 $ 17.3 8.8 (34%)
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Our Verdict: The HD 7790 is faster by 50% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for HD 7790 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7790
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
9.0
16
18.0
2019 Anthem
5
5.8
10
11.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
8.5
15
17.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
14
16.5
21
23.9
2019 Metro Exodus
6
7.3
9
10.7
2019 World War Z
12
13.5
17
19.7
2019 Gears of War 5
9
10.7
13
15.5
2019 F1 2019
12
13.4
17
19.5
2019 GreedFall
10
12.1
15
17.5
2019 Borderlands 3
7
8.5
11
12.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
14
16.3
21
23.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
6.3
8
9.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
9.9
12
14.3
2018 Just Cause 4
9
10.6
13
15.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
11.4
14
16.6
2018 Strange Brigade
15
17.2
22
25.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
14.7
19
21.3
2017 For Honor
17
19.6
25
28.4
2017 Project CARS 2
12
13.9
18
20.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
15
16.8
21
24.4
2016 Dishonored 2
9
10.1
13
14.7
2015 Rocket League
51
57.0
74
83.0
2015 Need For Speed
14
15.8
20
23.0
2015 Project CARS
13
15.2
19
22.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
24
27.7
36
40.3
2013 Bioshock Infinite
30
33.4
30
33.8
2013 GRID 2
53
59.0
42
47.1
2013 Total War: Rome 2
45
50.0
20
22.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
35
39.1
51
56.9
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
29
32.8
23
26.5
2011 Battlefield 3
28
31.4
29
32.9
2009 League of Legends
65
73.3
95
106.6
2008 Crysis: Warhead
15
17.7
26
29.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7790
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
6.7
10
13.4
2019 Anthem
3
4.6
7
9.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
5
6.6
10
13.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
8
11.1
12
16.1
2019 Metro Exodus
4
5.7
6
8.3
2019 World War Z
7
9.9
11
14.4
2019 Gears of War 5
6
7.7
9
11.3
2019 F1 2019
7
9.5
11
13.8
2019 GreedFall
6
8.7
10
12.7
2019 Borderlands 3
4
5.9
6
8.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
11.7
13
17.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.1
6
7.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
7.7
9
11.3
2018 Just Cause 4
6
7.8
9
11.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
8.0
9
11.6
2018 Strange Brigade
9
12.0
13
17.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
8
10.6
12
15.4
2017 For Honor
9
11.4
13
16.6
2017 Project CARS 2
7
9.8
11
14.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
12
15.2
17
22.0
2016 Dishonored 2
6
8.6
10
12.6
2015 Rocket League
19
24.5
28
35.6
2015 Need For Speed
9
12.2
14
17.8
2015 Project CARS
9
11.6
13
16.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
14
17.9
20
26.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
26
32.6
37
47.4
2009 League of Legends
32
40.8
47
59.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7790
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
2
4.0
5
8.0
2019 Anthem
1
2.5
3
5.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
2
3.5
4
7.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
3
5.5
5
7.9
2019 Metro Exodus
2
3.6
3
5.2
2019 World War Z
3
5.7
5
8.3
2019 Gears of War 5
3
4.9
4
7.1
2019 F1 2019
4
6.0
6
8.8
2019 GreedFall
2
3.6
3
5.2
2019 Borderlands 3
2
3.1
3
4.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
4
7.0
7
10.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
2
3.3
3
4.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
3
4.9
4
7.1
2018 Just Cause 4
2
4.1
4
5.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
2
3.8
3
5.6
2018 Strange Brigade
4
6.5
6
9.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
5
7.3
7
10.7
2017 For Honor
3
5.7
5
8.3
2017 Project CARS 2
5
8.1
8
11.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
8
12.7
12
18.5
2016 Dishonored 2
4
6.8
7
10.0
2015 Rocket League
7
11.4
11
16.6
2015 Need For Speed
5
8.1
8
11.9
2015 Project CARS
5
8.1
8
11.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
5
8.3
8
12.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
20
29.3
29
42.7
2009 League of Legends
11
16.3
16
23.7
GTX 550 Ti vs HD 7790 with i7-2600K vs i7-3770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 550 Ti vs HD 7790 with i7-2600K vs i7-3770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 550 Ti vs HD 7790 with i7-2600K vs i7-3770K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / i7-2600K

The GTX 550 Ti is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 1024 MB RAM, the GTX 550 Ti can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that GTX 550 Ti 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between GTX 550 Ti and Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 550 Ti and Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

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AMD Radeon HD 7790 / i7-3770K

The HD 7790 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 1024 MB RAM, the HD 7790 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The HD 7790 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. This combination between HD 7790 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between HD 7790 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

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GTX 550 Ti vs HD 7790 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 550 Ti HD 7790
Board NumberP1050C582
Length8.25 inches 210 mm7.2 inches 183 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI1x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP116 W85 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 550 Ti HD 7790
GPU Clock900 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock1026 MHz 4104 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 550 Ti HD 7790
Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500Southern Islands (HD 7700)
Launch Price149 USD149 USD
ProductionEnd-of-lifeEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 15th, 2011Mar 22nd, 2013

Graphics Features

GTX 550 Ti HD 7790
DirectX12.0 (11_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.12
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model5.16
VulkanN/A1.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 550 Ti HD 7790
ArchitectureFermi 2.0GCN 2.0
Die Size238 mm²160 mm²
GPU NameGF116Bonaire
GPU VariantGF116-400-A1Bonaire XT (215-0839039)
Process Size40 nm28 nm
Transistors1,170 million2,080 million

Memory

GTX 550 Ti HD 7790
Bandwidth98.50 GB/s96.00 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit128 bit
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 550 Ti HD 7790
ROPs2416
Shading Units192896
TMUs3256

Theoretical Performance

GTX 550 Ti HD 7790
FP32 (float) performance691.2 GFLOPS1,792 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)128.0 GFLOPS (1:14)
Pixel Rate7.200 GPixel/s16.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate28.80 GTexel/s56.00 GTexel/s

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