GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 15 Mar 2011
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Jun 2014
GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    159%
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Around 59% 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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 GT 730 GDDR5

78 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 550 Ti .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 550 Ti

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
GPU Name GF116 (GF116-400-A1) vs GK208 ()
Fab Process 40 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 238 mm² vs 87 mm²
Transistors 1,170 million vs unknown
Shaders 192 vs 384
Compute Units 4 vs 2
Core clock 900 MHz vs 902 MHz
ROPs 24 vs 8
TMUs 32 vs 16

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 64 bit
Memory Speed 1026 MHz
4104 MHz effective
vs 1253 MHz
5012 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
TDP 116 watts vs 38 watts
Release Date 15 Mar 2011 vs 18 Jun 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    7.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    7.22 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    28.80 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    14.43 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    98.50 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    40.10 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    691.20 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    692.70 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    2490
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    1560

Points (higher is better)