NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
vs
ATI Radeon HD 4870

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
ATI Radeon HD 4870
GTX 550 Ti HD 4870 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti ATI Radeon HD 4870
Price $ 199.0 $ 299.0 100 (50%)
Year 2011 2008 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C C
Max Fan Noise 53.3dB dB
Recommended Power Supply 466W W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz ($197.99) Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz ($139.99)
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 15.8 FPS 5.6 (26%)
Average 1440p Performance 9.4 FPS 9.3 FPS 0.1 (1%)
Average 4K Performance 5.7 FPS 5.7 FPS 0 (0%)
Memory 1 GB GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0 $ 18.9 11.9 (170%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.9 $ 32.2 16.3 (103%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.1 $ 52.5 26.4 (101%)
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Our Verdict: The GTX 550 Ti is faster by 35% for 1080p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 550 Ti .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
ATI Radeon HD 4870
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
14
16.3
2019 Metro Exodus
6
7.3
6
7.2
2019 World War Z
12
13.5
12
13.4
2019 Gears of War 5
9
10.7
9
10.5
2019 F1 2019
12
13.4
11
13.2
2019 GreedFall
10
12.1
10
11.9
2019 Borderlands 3
7
8.5
7
8.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
14
16.3
14
16.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
6.3
5
6.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
9.9
8
9.7
2018 Just Cause 4
9
10.6
9
10.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
11.4
10
11.3
2018 Strange Brigade
15
17.2
15
17.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
14.7
13
14.5
2017 For Honor
17
19.6
17
19.3
2017 Project CARS 2
12
13.9
12
13.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
15
16.8
14
16.6
2016 Dishonored 2
9
10.1
9
10.0
2015 Rocket League
51
57.0
50
56.3
2015 Need For Speed
14
15.8
14
15.6
2015 Project CARS
13
15.2
13
15.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
24
27.7
24
27.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
35
39.1
34
38.6
2011 Portal 2
69
77.2
63
70.6
2010 Starcraft II
36
40.7
26
29.3
2009 League of Legends
65
73.3
65
72.5
2008 Crysis: Warhead
15
17.7
16
18.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
ATI Radeon HD 4870
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
8
10.9
2019 Metro Exodus
4
5.7
4
5.6
2019 World War Z
7
9.9
7
9.8
2019 Gears of War 5
6
7.7
6
7.6
2019 F1 2019
7
9.5
7
9.4
2019 GreedFall
6
8.7
6
8.6
2019 Borderlands 3
4
5.9
4
5.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
11.7
9
11.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.1
4
5.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
7.7
6
7.6
2018 Just Cause 4
6
7.8
6
7.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
8.0
6
7.9
2018 Strange Brigade
9
12.0
9
11.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
8
10.6
8
10.5
2017 For Honor
9
11.4
9
11.3
2017 Project CARS 2
7
9.8
7
9.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
12
15.2
12
15.0
2016 Dishonored 2
6
8.6
6
8.5
2015 Rocket League
19
24.5
19
24.2
2015 Need For Speed
9
12.2
9
12.1
2015 Project CARS
9
11.6
9
11.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
14
17.9
14
17.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
26
32.6
25
32.2
2009 League of Legends
32
40.8
32
40.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
ATI Radeon HD 4870
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
5.4
2019 Metro Exodus
2
3.6
2
3.5
2019 World War Z
3
5.7
3
5.6
2019 Gears of War 5
3
4.9
3
4.8
2019 F1 2019
4
6.0
4
6.0
2019 GreedFall
2
3.6
2
3.5
2019 Borderlands 3
2
3.1
2
3.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
4
7.0
4
6.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
2
3.3
2
3.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
3
4.9
3
4.8
2018 Just Cause 4
2
4.1
2
4.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
2
3.8
2
3.8
2018 Strange Brigade
4
6.5
4
6.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
5
7.3
5
7.2
2017 For Honor
3
5.7
3
5.6
2017 Project CARS 2
5
8.1
5
8.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
8
12.7
8
12.6
2016 Dishonored 2
4
6.8
4
6.8
2015 Rocket League
7
11.4
7
11.3
2015 Need For Speed
5
8.1
5
8.1
2015 Project CARS
5
8.1
5
8.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
5
8.3
5
8.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
20
29.3
20
29.0
2009 League of Legends
11
16.3
11
16.1
GTX 550 Ti vs HD 4870 with i7-2600K vs i7-965 at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 550 Ti vs HD 4870 with i7-2600K vs i7-965 at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 550 Ti vs HD 4870 with i7-2600K vs i7-965 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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ATI Radeon HD 4870 / i7-965

This combination between HD 4870 and Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between HD 4870 and Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

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GTX 550 Ti vs HD 4870 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 550 Ti HD 4870
Board NumberP1050B507
Length8.25 inches 210 mm9.84 inches 250 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI2x DVI1x S-Video
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP116 W150 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 550 Ti HD 4870
GPU Clock900 MHz750 MHz
Memory Clock1026 MHz 4104 MHz effective900 MHz 3600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 550 Ti HD 4870
Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500Radeon R700 (HD 4800)
Launch Price149 USD299 USD
ProductionEnd-of-lifeEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 15th, 2011Jun 25th, 2008

Graphics Features

GTX 550 Ti HD 4870
DirectX12.0 (11_0)10.1
OpenCL1.11.1
OpenGL4.63.3
Shader Model5.14.1
VulkanN/AN/A

Graphics Processor

GTX 550 Ti HD 4870
ArchitectureFermi 2.0TeraScale
Die Size238 mm²256 mm²
GPU NameGF116RV770
GPU VariantGF116-400-A1RV770 XT (215-0669049)
Process Size40 nm55 nm
Transistors1,170 million956 million

Memory

GTX 550 Ti HD 4870
Bandwidth98.50 GB/s115.2 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size1024 MB512 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 550 Ti HD 4870
ROPs2416
Shading Units192800
TMUs3240

Theoretical Performance

GTX 550 Ti HD 4870
FP32 (float) performance691.2 GFLOPS1,200 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)240.0 GFLOPS (1:5)
Pixel Rate7.200 GPixel/s12.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate28.80 GTexel/s30.00 GTexel/s

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