NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
vs
AMD Radeon R7 250

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 250
GTX 550 Ti R7 250 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMD Radeon R7 250
Price $ 199.0 $ 95.0 104 (52%)
Year 2011 2013 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C 65C 20 (24%)
Max Fan Noise 53.3dB 46.9dB 6.4 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 466W 415W 51 (11%)
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 15.4 FPS 6 (28%)
Average 1440p Performance 9.4 FPS 8.5 FPS 0.9 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 5.7 FPS 5.1 FPS 0.6 (11%)
Memory 1 GB 1 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0 $ 5.8 1.2 (17%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.9 $ 10.5 5.4 (34%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.1 $ 17.5 8.6 (33%)
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Our Verdict: The GTX 550 Ti is faster by 39% for 1080p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for R7 250 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 250
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
9.0
8
9.0
2019 Anthem
5
5.8
5
5.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
8.5
7
8.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
14
16.5
13
14.6
2019 Metro Exodus
6
7.3
5
6.5
2019 World War Z
12
13.5
10
12.0
2019 Gears of War 5
9
10.7
8
9.5
2019 F1 2019
12
13.4
10
11.9
2019 GreedFall
10
12.1
9
10.7
2019 Borderlands 3
7
8.5
6
7.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
14
16.3
13
14.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
6.3
5
5.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
9.9
7
8.8
2018 Just Cause 4
9
10.6
8
9.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
11.4
9
10.2
2018 Strange Brigade
15
17.2
13
15.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
14.7
11
13.1
2017 For Honor
17
19.6
15
17.4
2017 Project CARS 2
12
13.9
11
12.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
15
16.8
13
14.9
2016 Dishonored 2
9
10.1
8
9.0
2015 Rocket League
51
57.0
45
50.8
2015 Need For Speed
14
15.8
12
14.1
2015 Project CARS
13
15.2
12
13.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
24
27.7
22
24.6
2013 Bioshock Infinite
30
33.4
28
31.3
2013 GRID 2
53
59.0
45
50.4
2013 Total War: Rome 2
45
50.0
37
41.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
35
39.1
31
34.8
2009 League of Legends
65
73.3
58
65.2
2008 Crysis: Warhead
15
17.7
25
28.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 250
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
6.7
5
6.7
2019 Anthem
3
4.6
3
4.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
5
6.6
5
6.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
8
11.1
7
9.9
2019 Metro Exodus
4
5.7
4
5.1
2019 World War Z
7
9.9
7
8.8
2019 Gears of War 5
6
7.7
5
6.9
2019 F1 2019
7
9.5
6
8.4
2019 GreedFall
6
8.7
6
7.8
2019 Borderlands 3
4
5.9
4
5.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
11.7
8
10.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.1
3
4.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
7.7
5
6.9
2018 Just Cause 4
6
7.8
5
7.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
8.0
5
7.1
2018 Strange Brigade
9
12.0
8
10.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
8
10.6
7
9.4
2017 For Honor
9
11.4
8
10.2
2017 Project CARS 2
7
9.8
6
8.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
12
15.2
10
13.5
2016 Dishonored 2
6
8.6
6
7.7
2015 Rocket League
19
24.5
17
21.8
2015 Need For Speed
9
12.2
8
10.9
2015 Project CARS
9
11.6
8
10.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
14
17.9
12
16.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
26
32.6
23
29.0
2009 League of Legends
32
40.8
28
36.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 250
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
2
4.0
2
4.0
2019 Anthem
1
2.5
1
2.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
2
3.5
2
3.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
3
5.5
3
4.9
2019 Metro Exodus
2
3.6
2
3.2
2019 World War Z
3
5.7
3
5.0
2019 Gears of War 5
3
4.9
3
4.3
2019 F1 2019
4
6.0
3
5.4
2019 GreedFall
2
3.6
2
3.2
2019 Borderlands 3
2
3.1
1
2.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
4
7.0
4
6.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
2
3.3
2
2.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
3
4.9
3
4.3
2018 Just Cause 4
2
4.1
2
3.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
2
3.8
2
3.4
2018 Strange Brigade
4
6.5
4
5.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
5
7.3
4
6.5
2017 For Honor
3
5.7
3
5.1
2017 Project CARS 2
5
8.1
5
7.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
8
12.7
7
11.3
2016 Dishonored 2
4
6.8
4
6.1
2015 Rocket League
7
11.4
7
10.2
2015 Need For Speed
5
8.1
5
7.2
2015 Project CARS
5
8.1
5
7.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
5
8.3
5
7.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
20
29.3
18
26.1
2009 League of Legends
11
16.3
10
14.5
GTX 550 Ti vs R7 250 with i7-2600K vs i7-3770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 550 Ti vs R7 250 with i7-2600K vs i7-3770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 550 Ti vs R7 250 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 R7 250 / i7-3770K

The R7 250 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 1024 MB RAM, the R7 250 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The R7 250 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the R7 250 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between R7 250 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 R7 250 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

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GTX 550 Ti vs R7 250 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 550 Ti R7 250
Board NumberP1050C576, C662
Length8.25 inches 210 mm6.61 inches 168 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pinNone
Slot WidthDual-slotSingle-slot
TDP116 W55 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 550 Ti R7 250
GPU Clock900 MHz925 MHz
Memory Clock1026 MHz 4104 MHz effective900 MHz 1800 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 550 Ti R7 250
Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500Volcanic Islands (R7 200)
Launch Price149 USD89 USD
ProductionEnd-of-lifeEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 15th, 2011Oct 8th, 2013

Graphics Features

GTX 550 Ti R7 250
DirectX12.0 (11_0)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.11.2
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model5.15.1
VulkanN/A1.1.77

Graphics Processor

GTX 550 Ti R7 250
ArchitectureFermi 2.0GCN 1.0
Die Size238 mm²123 mm²
GPU NameGF116Cape Verde
GPU VariantGF116-400-A1Cape Verde PRO2
Process Size40 nm28 nm
Transistors1,170 million1,500 million

Memory

GTX 550 Ti R7 250
Bandwidth98.50 GB/s28.80 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit128 bit
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5DDR3

Render Config

GTX 550 Ti R7 250
ROPs2416
Shading Units192512
TMUs3232

Theoretical Performance

GTX 550 Ti R7 250
FP32 (float) performance691.2 GFLOPS947.2 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)59.20 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate7.200 GPixel/s14.80 GPixel/s
Texture Rate28.80 GTexel/s29.60 GTexel/s

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