GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

GeForce GTX 470
Memory: 1280Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 26 Mar 2010
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 470GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GPU NameGF100 (GF100-275-A3)vsGF116 (GF116-400-A1)
Fab Process40 nmvs40 nm
Die Size529 mm²vs238 mm²
Transistors3,100 millionvs1,170 million
Shaders448vs192
Compute Units14vs4
Core clock608 MHzvs900 MHz
ROPs40vs24
TMUs56vs32

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 470GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width320 bitvs192 bit
Memory Speed837 MHz
3348 MHz effective
vs1026 MHz
4104 MHz effective
Memory Size1280 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 470GeForce GTX 550 Ti
TDP215 wattsvs116 watts
Release Date26 Mar 2010vs15 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)