NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Price $ 199.0 $ 220.0 21 (11%)
Year 2011 2011 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C 78C 7 (8%)
Max Fan Noise 53.3dB 45.1dB 8.2 (15%)
Recommended Power Supply 466W 520W 54 (12%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz ($197.99) Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz ($197.99)
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 33.7 FPS 12.3 (57%)
Average 1440p Performance 9.4 FPS 22.5 FPS 13.1 (139%)
Average 4K Performance 5.7 FPS 10.1 FPS 4.4 (77%)
Memory 1 GB 1 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0 $ 7.4 0.4 (6%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.9 $ 11.1 4.8 (30%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.1 $ 24.7 1.4 (5%)
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Our Verdict: The GTX 560 Ti is faster by 139% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 560 Ti .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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
25
28.6
2019 Metro Exodus
6
7.3
11
12.7
2019 World War Z
12
13.5
21
23.5
2019 Gears of War 5
9
10.7
16
18.5
2019 F1 2019
12
13.4
20
23.3
2019 GreedFall
10
12.1
18
20.9
2019 Borderlands 3
7
8.5
13
14.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
14
16.3
25
28.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
6.3
9
10.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
9.9
15
17.1
2018 Just Cause 4
9
10.6
16
18.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
11.4
17
19.8
2018 Strange Brigade
15
17.2
26
29.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
14.7
22
25.5
2017 For Honor
17
19.6
30
34.0
2017 Project CARS 2
12
13.9
21
24.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
15
16.8
26
29.1
2016 Dishonored 2
9
10.1
15
17.5
2015 Rocket League
51
57.0
89
99.1
2015 Need For Speed
14
15.8
24
27.5
2015 Project CARS
13
15.2
23
26.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
24
27.7
43
48.1
2013 Bioshock Infinite
30
33.4
43
48.8
2013 GRID 2
53
59.0
33
36.8
2013 Total War: Rome 2
45
50.0
41
45.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
35
39.1
61
67.9
2011 DiRT 3
37
42.2
65
73.0
2011 Portal 2
69
77.2
118
131.4
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
28
32.0
39
43.6
2011 Batman: Arkham City
22
25.0
45
51.0
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
29
32.8
62
69.8
2011 Battlefield 3
28
31.4
33
37.3
2010 Metro: 2033
17
19.0
29
33.0
2010 Starcraft II
36
40.7
60
67.6
2009 League of Legends
65
73.3
114
127.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
15
17.7
26
29.7

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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
15
19.2
2019 Metro Exodus
4
5.7
7
9.9
2019 World War Z
7
9.9
13
17.2
2019 Gears of War 5
6
7.7
10
13.4
2019 F1 2019
7
9.5
13
16.5
2019 GreedFall
6
8.7
12
15.1
2019 Borderlands 3
4
5.9
8
10.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
11.7
16
20.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.1
7
8.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
7.7
10
13.4
2018 Just Cause 4
6
7.8
10
13.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
8.0
11
13.9
2018 Strange Brigade
9
12.0
16
20.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
8
10.6
14
18.4
2017 For Honor
9
11.4
15
19.8
2017 Project CARS 2
7
9.8
13
17.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
12
15.2
21
26.3
2016 Dishonored 2
6
8.6
12
15.0
2015 Rocket League
19
24.5
34
42.5
2015 Need For Speed
9
12.2
16
21.2
2015 Project CARS
9
11.6
16
20.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
14
17.9
24
31.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
26
32.6
45
56.6
2009 League of Legends
32
40.8
56
70.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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
6
9.5
2019 Metro Exodus
2
3.6
4
6.2
2019 World War Z
3
5.7
6
9.9
2019 Gears of War 5
3
4.9
5
8.5
2019 F1 2019
4
6.0
7
10.5
2019 GreedFall
2
3.6
4
6.2
2019 Borderlands 3
2
3.1
3
5.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
4
7.0
8
12.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
2
3.3
3
5.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
3
4.9
5
8.5
2018 Just Cause 4
2
4.1
4
7.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
2
3.8
4
6.7
2018 Strange Brigade
4
6.5
7
11.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
5
7.3
8
12.7
2017 For Honor
3
5.7
6
9.9
2017 Project CARS 2
5
8.1
9
14.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
8
12.7
15
22.1
2016 Dishonored 2
4
6.8
8
11.9
2015 Rocket League
7
11.4
13
19.8
2015 Need For Speed
5
8.1
9
14.2
2015 Project CARS
5
8.1
9
14.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
5
8.3
10
14.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
20
29.3
35
50.9
2009 League of Legends
11
16.3
19
28.3
GTX 550 Ti vs GTX 560 Ti with i7-2600K vs i7-2600K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 550 Ti vs GTX 560 Ti with i7-2600K vs i7-2600K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 550 Ti vs GTX 560 Ti with i7-2600K vs i7-2600K 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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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / i7-2600K

With current 1024 MB RAM, the GTX 560 Ti can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between GTX 560 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 560 Ti and Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

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GTX 550 Ti vs GTX 560 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti
Board NumberP1050P1040
Length8.25 inches 210 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI2x DVI1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP116 W170 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti
GPU Clock900 MHz823 MHz
Memory Clock1026 MHz 4104 MHz effective1002 MHz 4008 MHz effective
Shader Clock1800 MHz1645 MHz

Graphics Card

GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500GeForce 500
Launch Price149 USD249 USD
ProductionEnd-of-lifeEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 15th, 2011Jan 25th, 2011

Graphics Features

GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti
CUDA2.12.1
DirectX12.0 (11_0)12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL1.11.1
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model5.15.1
VulkanN/AN/A

Graphics Processor

GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti
ArchitectureFermi 2.0Fermi 2.0
Die Size238 mm²332 mm²
GPU NameGF116GF114
GPU VariantGF116-400-A1GF114-400-A1
Process Size40 nm40 nm
Transistors1,170 million1,950 million

Memory

GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti
Bandwidth98.50 GB/s128.3 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti
ROPs2432
SM Count48
Shading Units192384
TMUs3264

Theoretical Performance

GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti
FP32 (float) performance691.2 GFLOPS1,263 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)105.3 GFLOPS (1:12)
Pixel Rate7.200 GPixel/s13.17 GPixel/s
Texture Rate28.80 GTexel/s52.67 GTexel/s

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