GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

GeForce GTX 470
Memory: 1280Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 26 Mar 2010
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 15 Mar 2011
GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 470
    187%
  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 470

Around 87% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 550 Ti

99 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 470 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 470

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 470

The GeForce GTX 470 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 470 GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GPU Name GF100 (GF100-275-A3) vs GF116 (GF116-400-A1)
Fab Process 40 nm vs 40 nm
Die Size 529 mm² vs 238 mm²
Transistors 3,100 million vs 1,170 million
Shaders 448 vs 192
Compute Units 14 vs 4
Core clock 608 MHz vs 900 MHz
ROPs 40 vs 24
TMUs 56 vs 32

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 470 GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 320 bit vs 192 bit
Memory Speed 837 MHz
3348 MHz effective
vs 1026 MHz
4104 MHz effective
Memory Size 1280 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 470 GeForce GTX 550 Ti
TDP 215 watts vs 116 watts
Release Date 26 Mar 2010 vs 15 Mar 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 470
    17.00 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    7.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 470
    34.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    28.80 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 470
    134.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    98.50 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 470
    1089.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    691.20 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 470
    4680
  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    2490

Points (higher is better)