NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
GTX 550 Ti GT 640 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Price $ 199.0 $ 79.0 120 (60%)
Year 2011 2012 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C 60C 25 (29%)
Max Fan Noise 53.3dB 51.8dB 1.5 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 466W 415W 51 (11%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz ($197.99) Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz ($199.99)
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 Low Quality Settings Low Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 123.4 FPS 113.3 FPS 10.1 (8%)
Average 1440p Performance 114.4 FPS 111.1 FPS 3.3 (3%)
Average 4K Performance 76.7 FPS 74.7 FPS 2 (3%)
Memory 1 GB 2 GB 1 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0 $ 8.8 1.8 (26%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.9 $ 16.2 0.3 (2%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.1 $ 26.8 0.7 (3%)
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Our Verdict: Upgrading from GT 640 to GTX 550 Ti is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GT 640 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
99
111.0
99
111.0
2019 Anthem
97
107.8
97
107.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
99
110.5
99
110.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
118.5
100
112.1
2019 Metro Exodus
98
109.3
95
106.5
2019 World War Z
103
115.5
99
110.3
2019 Gears of War 5
101
112.7
97
108.5
2019 F1 2019
103
115.4
99
110.2
2019 GreedFall
102
114.1
98
109.4
2019 Borderlands 3
99
110.5
96
107.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
106
118.3
100
112.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
97
108.3
95
105.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
100
111.9
97
108.0
2018 Just Cause 4
101
112.6
97
108.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
102
113.4
98
109.0
2018 Strange Brigade
107
119.2
101
112.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
105
116.7
99
111.0
2017 For Honor
109
121.6
102
114.0
2017 Project CARS 2
104
115.9
99
110.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106
118.8
101
112.3
2016 Dishonored 2
100
112.1
97
108.2
2015 Rocket League
143
159.0
123
137.0
2015 Need For Speed
106
117.8
100
111.7
2015 Project CARS
105
117.2
100
111.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
116
129.7
107
119.0
2013 Bioshock Infinite
121
135.4
111
124.4
2013 GRID 2
144
161.0
130
144.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
136
152.0
120
133.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
126
141.1
113
126.0
2009 League of Legends
157
175.3
132
147.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
107
119.7
108
121.1

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
89
111.7
89
111.7
2019 Anthem
87
109.6
87
109.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
89
111.6
89
111.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
92
116.1
89
111.8
2019 Metro Exodus
88
110.7
86
108.5
2019 World War Z
91
114.9
88
111.1
2019 Gears of War 5
90
112.7
87
109.7
2019 F1 2019
91
114.5
88
110.8
2019 GreedFall
90
113.7
88
110.3
2019 Borderlands 3
88
110.9
86
108.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
93
116.7
89
112.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
88
110.1
86
108.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
90
112.7
87
109.7
2018 Just Cause 4
90
112.8
87
109.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
90
113.0
87
109.9
2018 Strange Brigade
93
117.0
89
112.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92
115.6
89
111.5
2017 For Honor
93
116.4
89
112.0
2017 Project CARS 2
91
114.8
88
111.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
96
120.2
91
114.3
2016 Dishonored 2
90
113.6
88
110.3
2015 Rocket League
103
129.5
96
120.0
2015 Need For Speed
93
117.2
90
112.5
2015 Project CARS
93
116.6
89
112.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
98
122.9
92
116.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
110
137.6
100
125.0
2009 League of Legends
116
145.8
104
130.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
52
75.0
52
75.0
2019 Anthem
51
73.5
51
73.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
52
74.5
52
74.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
53
76.5
52
74.3
2019 Metro Exodus
52
74.6
51
73.2
2019 World War Z
53
76.7
52
74.5
2019 Gears of War 5
53
75.9
51
74.0
2019 F1 2019
53
77.0
52
74.7
2019 GreedFall
52
74.6
51
73.2
2019 Borderlands 3
51
74.1
51
72.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
54
78.0
52
75.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
52
74.3
51
73.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
53
75.9
51
74.0
2018 Just Cause 4
52
75.1
51
73.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
52
74.8
51
73.3
2018 Strange Brigade
54
77.5
52
75.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
54
78.3
52
75.5
2017 For Honor
53
76.7
52
74.5
2017 Project CARS 2
55
79.1
53
76.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
58
83.7
55
78.8
2016 Dishonored 2
54
77.8
52
75.2
2015 Rocket League
57
82.4
54
78.0
2015 Need For Speed
55
79.1
53
76.0
2015 Project CARS
55
79.1
53
76.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
55
79.3
53
76.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
70
100.3
62
89.0
2009 League of Legends
61
87.3
56
81.0
GTX 550 Ti vs GT 640 with i7-2600K vs i7-2700K at 1080p and low vs low settings
GTX 550 Ti vs GT 640 with i7-2600K vs i7-2700K at 1440p and low vs low settings
GTX 550 Ti vs GT 640 with i7-2600K vs i7-2700K at 4K and low vs low 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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NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / i7-2700K

The GT 640 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GT 640 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The GT 640 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the GT 640 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between GT 640 and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GT 640 and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GT 640 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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GTX 550 Ti vs GT 640 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 550 Ti GT 640
Board NumberP1050P2011
Length8.25 inches 210 mm5.7 inches 145 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pinNone
Slot WidthDual-slotSingle-slot
TDP116 W65 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 550 Ti GT 640
GPU Clock900 MHz902 MHz
Memory Clock1026 MHz 4104 MHz effective891 MHz 1782 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 550 Ti GT 640
Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500GeForce 600
Launch Price149 USD99 USD
ProductionEnd-of-lifeEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 15th, 2011Jun 5th, 2012

Graphics Features

GTX 550 Ti GT 640
CUDA2.13
DirectX12.0 (11_0)12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL1.11.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model5.15.1
VulkanN/A1.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 550 Ti GT 640
ArchitectureFermi 2.0Kepler
Die Size238 mm²118 mm²
GPU NameGF116GK107
GPU VariantGF116-400-A1GK107-300-A2
Process Size40 nm28 nm
Transistors1,170 million1,270 million

Memory

GTX 550 Ti GT 640
Bandwidth98.50 GB/s28.51 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit128 bit
Memory Size1024 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5DDR3

Render Config

GTX 550 Ti GT 640
ROPs2416
Shading Units192384
TMUs3232

Theoretical Performance

GTX 550 Ti GT 640
FP32 (float) performance691.2 GFLOPS692.7 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)28.86 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate7.200 GPixel/s7.216 GPixel/s
Texture Rate28.80 GTexel/s28.86 GTexel/s

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