GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 650

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 15 Mar 2011
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 650
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 27 Nov 2013
GeForce GTX 650

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 650
    115%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 650

51 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.
Around 15% higher average synthetic performance.
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 650

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 650

The GeForce GTX 650 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GTX 650
GPU Name GF116 (GF116-400-A1) vs GK106 ()
Fab Process 40 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 238 mm² vs 221 mm²
Transistors 1,170 million vs 2,540 million
Shaders 192 vs 384
Compute Units 4 vs 2
Core clock 900 MHz vs 1058 MHz
ROPs 24 vs 16
TMUs 32 vs 32

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GTX 650
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 1026 MHz
4104 MHz effective
vs 1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GTX 650
TDP 116 watts vs 65 watts
Release Date 15 Mar 2011 vs 27 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    7.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    8.46 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    28.80 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    33.90 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    98.50 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    80.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    691.20 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 650
    812.50 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    2490
  • GeForce GTX 650
    2880

Points (higher is better)