GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 950

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 15 Mar 2011
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 950
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 20 Aug 2015
GeForce GTX 950

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 950
    340%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 950
    3100%

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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 950

3000% higher gaming performance.
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).

GeForce GTX 950

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 950

The GeForce GTX 950 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (1 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 550 TiGeForce GTX 950
GPU NameGF116 (GF116-400-A1)vsGM206 (GM206-250-A1)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size238 mm²vs228 mm²
Transistors1,170 millionvs2,940 million
Shaders192vs768
Compute Units4vs6
Core clock900 MHzvs1024 MHz
ROPs24vs32
TMUs32vs48

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 550 TiGeForce GTX 950
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1026 MHz
4104 MHz effective
vs1653 MHz
6612 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 550 TiGeForce GTX 950
TDP116 wattsvs90 watts
Release Date15 Mar 2011vs20 Aug 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    7.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    32.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    28.80 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    49.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    98.50 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    105.80 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    691.20 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 950
    1572.90 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    2490
  • GeForce GTX 950
    8490

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    1
  • GeForce GTX 950
    31

FPS (higher is better)