GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs GeForce GTX 970

GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 15 Mar 2011
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 970
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    632%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    5400%

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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 970

5300% 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 970

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 970

The GeForce GTX 970 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (1 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GTX 970
GPU Name GF116 (GF116-400-A1) vs GM204 (GM204-200-A1)
Fab Process 40 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 238 mm² vs 398 mm²
Transistors 1,170 million vs 5,200 million
Shaders 192 vs 1664
Compute Units 4 vs 13
Core clock 900 MHz vs 1050 MHz
ROPs 24 vs 56
TMUs 32 vs 104

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GTX 970
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1026 MHz
4104 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 550 Ti GeForce GTX 970
TDP 116 watts vs 148 watts
Release Date 15 Mar 2011 vs 19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    7.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    28.80 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    109.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    98.50 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    691.20 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 970
    3494.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    2490
  • GeForce GTX 970
    15750

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Hitman Absolution

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

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    1
  • GeForce GTX 970
    54

FPS (higher is better)