NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
GTX 550 Ti GTX 650 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
Price $ 199.0 $ 49.0 150 (75%)
Year 2011 2012 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C 61C 24 (28%)
Max Fan Noise 53.3dB 45dB 8.3 (16%)
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 + FPS
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 0.0 FPS 21.4 (100%)
Average 1440p Performance 9.4 FPS 0.0 FPS 9.4 (100%)
Average 4K Performance 5.7 FPS 0.0 FPS 5.7 (100%)
Memory 1 GB 1 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0 $ inf INF (INF%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.9 $ inf INF (INF%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.1 $ inf INF (INF%)
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Our Verdict: The GTX 550 Ti is faster by -% for 1080p gaming.

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GTX 550 Ti vs GTX 650 with i7-2600K vs i7-2700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
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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 650 / i7-2700K

With current 1024 MB RAM, the GTX 650 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The GTX 650 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 650 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. The GTX 650 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 1024 MB RAM, the GTX 650 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The GTX 650 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 650 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between GTX 650 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 GTX 650 and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

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GTX 550 Ti vs GTX 650 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 550 Ti GTX 650
Board NumberP1050P2010
Length8.25 inches 210 mm5.78 inches 147 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI1x DVI2x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotSingle-slot
TDP116 W65 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 550 Ti GTX 650
GPU Clock900 MHz1058 MHz
Memory Clock1026 MHz 4104 MHz effective1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 550 Ti GTX 650
Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500GeForce 600
Launch Price149 USD109 USD
ProductionEnd-of-lifeEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 15th, 2011Nov 27th, 2013

Graphics Features

GTX 550 Ti GTX 650
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 GTX 650
ArchitectureFermi 2.0Kepler
Die Size238 mm²221 mm²
GPU NameGF116GK106
GPU VariantGF116-400-A1GK107-450-A2
Process Size40 nm28 nm
Transistors1,170 million2,540 million

Memory

GTX 550 Ti GTX 650
Bandwidth98.50 GB/s80.00 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit128 bit
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 550 Ti GTX 650
ROPs2416
Shading Units192384
TMUs3232

Theoretical Performance

GTX 550 Ti GTX 650
FP32 (float) performance691.2 GFLOPS812.5 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)33.86 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate7.200 GPixel/s8.464 GPixel/s
Texture Rate28.80 GTexel/s33.86 GTexel/s

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