GTX 550 Ti with i7-2600K benchmarks at Medium Quality settings

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.

 GTX 550 Ti with i7-2600K benchmarks at Medium Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Price $ 199.0
Year 2011
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C
Max Fan Noise 53.3dB
Recommended Power Supply 466W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz ($197.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 77.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 55.4 FPS
Average 4K Performance 30.7 FPS
Memory 1 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.9
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.1
Series GTX 550 Ti
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The GTX 560 might be the entry-level flagship of the latest Fermi 2.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most budget PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 550 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 149. NVIDIA ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Fermi 2.0 graphics card inside the GTX 550 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

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Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 550 Ti consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTS 450, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. The GTX 560 might be the entry-level flagship of the latest Fermi 2.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most budget PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 550 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 149.

NVIDIA ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Fermi 2.0 graphics card inside the GTX 550 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 550 Ti consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTS 450, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

Game Performance at Medium Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
58
65.0
2019 Anthem
55
61.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58
64.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
65
72.5
2019 Metro Exodus
56
63.3
2019 World War Z
62
69.5
2019 Gears of War 5
60
66.7
2019 F1 2019
62
69.4
2019 GreedFall
61
68.1
2019 Borderlands 3
58
64.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
65
72.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
56
62.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
59
65.9
2018 Just Cause 4
59
66.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
60
67.4
2018 Strange Brigade
65
73.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
63
70.7
2017 For Honor
68
75.6
2017 Project CARS 2
62
69.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
65
72.8
2016 Dishonored 2
59
66.1
2015 Rocket League
101
113.0
2015 Need For Speed
64
71.8
2015 Project CARS
64
71.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
75
83.7
2013 Bioshock Infinite
80
89.4
2013 GRID 2
103
115.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
95
106.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
85
95.1
2011 DiRT 3
88
98.2
2011 Portal 2
119
133.2
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
79
88.0
2011 Batman: Arkham City
72
81.0
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
79
88.8
2011 Battlefield 3
78
87.4
2010 Metro: 2033
67
75.0
2010 Starcraft II
87
96.7
2009 League of Legends
116
129.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
66
73.7

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
42
52.7
2019 Anthem
40
50.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
42
52.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
45
57.1
2019 Metro Exodus
41
51.7
2019 World War Z
44
55.9
2019 Gears of War 5
42
53.7
2019 F1 2019
44
55.5
2019 GreedFall
43
54.7
2019 Borderlands 3
41
51.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
46
57.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
40
51.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
42
53.7
2018 Just Cause 4
43
53.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
43
54.0
2018 Strange Brigade
46
58.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
45
56.6
2017 For Honor
45
57.4
2017 Project CARS 2
44
55.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
48
61.2
2016 Dishonored 2
43
54.6
2015 Rocket League
56
70.5
2015 Need For Speed
46
58.2
2015 Project CARS
46
57.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
63.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
62
78.6
2009 League of Legends
69
86.8

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
20
29.0
2019 Anthem
19
27.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19
28.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
30.5
2019 Metro Exodus
20
28.6
2019 World War Z
21
30.7
2019 Gears of War 5
20
29.9
2019 F1 2019
21
31.0
2019 GreedFall
20
28.6
2019 Borderlands 3
19
28.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
22
32.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
28.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
20
29.9
2018 Just Cause 4
20
29.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
28.8
2018 Strange Brigade
22
31.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
32.3
2017 For Honor
21
30.7
2017 Project CARS 2
23
33.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
26
37.7
2016 Dishonored 2
22
31.8
2015 Rocket League
25
36.4
2015 Need For Speed
23
33.1
2015 Project CARS
23
33.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
23
33.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
38
54.3
2009 League of Legends
28
41.3
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GTX 550 Ti Specifications

GTX 550 Ti Board Design

Board NumberP1050
Length8.25 inches 210 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP116 W

GTX 550 Ti Clock Speeds

GPU Clock900 MHz
Memory Clock1026 MHz 4104 MHz effective
Shader Clock1800 MHz

GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500
Launch Price149 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 15th, 2011

GTX 550 Ti Graphics Features

CUDA2.1
DirectX12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL1.1
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model5.1
VulkanN/A

GTX 550 Ti Graphics Processor

ArchitectureFermi 2.0
Die Size238 mm²
GPU NameGF116
GPU VariantGF116-400-A1
Process Size40 nm
Transistors1,170 million

GTX 550 Ti Memory

Bandwidth98.50 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit
Memory Size1024 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 550 Ti Render Config

ROPs24
SM Count4
Shading Units192
TMUs32

GTX 550 Ti Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance691.2 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)
Pixel Rate7.200 GPixel/s
Texture Rate28.80 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

If you absolutely refuse to spend much more than £100, or even £100 at all, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB is at least a sizeable improvement over its predecessor the GeForce GTS 450 1GB.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Specifications As with the rest of Nvidia’s GeForce 500-series, the GF116 GPU of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB is based on the Fermi architecture of its predecessor.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU, Front and Back. As we’ve mentioned, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU is an update and refinement of the GeForce GTX 450.
Unlike the GTS 450 launch, GTX 550 Ti is a more laid back affair for NVIDIA – admittedly this is more often a bad sign than it is a good one when it comes to gauging their confidence in a product.
GTX 550 Ti’s Quirk: 1GB Of VRAM On A 192-bit Bus. One thing that has always set NVIDIA apart from AMD is their willingness to use non-power of 2 memory bus sizes.
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti was a mid-range graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2011. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GF116 graphics processor, in its GF116-400-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.

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