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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Graphics Processor
GF116
Cores
192
TMUs
32
ROPs
24
Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
192 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
I/O
I/O
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti was a mid-range graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2011. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GF116 graphics processor, in its GF116-400-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GF116 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 238 mm² and 1,170 million transistors. It features 192 shading units, 32 texture mapping units and 24 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 1,024 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 192-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 900 MHz, memory is running at 1026 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 116 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI. GeForce GTX 550 Ti is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 210 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 149 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GF116
GPU Variant
GF116-400-A1
Architecture
Fermi 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
40 nm
Transistors
1,170 million
Die Size
238 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Mar 15th, 2011
Generation
GeForce 500
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
149 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

10%
GeForce 210
13%
GeForce 9400 GT
15%
Radeon HD 4550
20%
Radeon HD 5450
23%
Radeon HD 6450
24%
GeForce GT 520
30%
GeForce GT 220
39%
GeForce GT 430
40%
Radeon HD 5570
43%
Radeon HD 4670
46%
GeForce GT 440
47%
GeForce GT 240
54%
GeForce 9600 GT
57%
Radeon HD 5670
61%
GeForce GT 640
63%
GeForce 9800 GT
66%
Radeon HD 6670
68%
Radeon HD 4830
72%
Radeon HD 4770
76%
Radeon HD 4850
78%
GeForce GTS 250
80%
GeForce GTS 450
83%
Radeon HD 5750
95%
Radeon HD 7750
96%
Radeon HD 5770
98%
GeForce GTX 260
99%
Radeon HD 4870
99%
Radeon Vega 8
100%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
101%
GeForce GTX 650
107%
Radeon HD 5830
112%
Radeon HD 6790
114%
Radeon HD 4890
118%
GeForce GTX 460
119%
Radeon RX Vega 11
120%
GeForce GT 1030
122%
GeForce GTX 275
122%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
122%
GeForce GTX 280
125%
GeForce GTX 465
130%
Radeon HD 6850
133%
GeForce GTX 285
143%
Radeon HD 5850
145%
Radeon HD 7790
145%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
151%
Radeon RX 550
152%
GeForce GTX 470
157%
Radeon HD 6870
168%
Radeon HD 5870
173%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
174%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
177%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
178%
Radeon HD 6950
184%
GeForce GTX 295
187%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
188%
Radeon HD 7850
191%
GeForce GTX 480
200%
Radeon HD 6970
204%
Radeon R7 265
207%
Radeon R7 370
207%
Radeon RX 560
208%
GeForce GTX 660
209%
GeForce GTX 570
225%
GeForce GTX 950
227%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
233%
Radeon R9 270X
235%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
237%
GeForce GTX 580
238%
GeForce GTX 1050
239%
Radeon HD 7950
243%
Radeon RX 460
244%
Radeon HD 5970
251%
GeForce GTX 760
270%
GeForce GTX 670
277%
GeForce GTX 960
284%
Radeon R9 380
285%
Radeon R9 285
288%
Radeon HD 7970
291%
GeForce GTX 680
298%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
306%
GeForce GTX 770
313%
Radeon HD 6990
320%
Radeon R9 280X
325%
GeForce GTX 590
325%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
360%
GeForce GTX 780
396%
Radeon RX 470
402%
Radeon R9 290
429%
Radeon R9 390
431%
Radeon R9 290X
437%
GeForce GTX 970
443%
GeForce GTX TITAN
446%
Radeon RX 570
449%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
455%
Radeon R9 390X
457%
Radeon HD 7990
459%
Radeon RX 480
463%
GeForce GTX 690
488%
Radeon RX 580
498%
GeForce GTX 980
504%
Radeon R9 FURY
504%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
555%
Radeon R9 295X2
564%
Radeon R9 FURY X
574%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
617%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
678%
GeForce GTX 1070
702%
Radeon RX Vega 56
756%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
756%
Radeon RX Vega 64
797%
GeForce GTX 1080
890%
GeForce RTX 2070
933%
TITAN X Pascal
957%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
1043%
GeForce RTX 2080
1186%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
900 MHz
Shader Clock
1800 MHz
Memory Clock
1026 MHz
4104 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
192 bit
Bandwidth
98.50 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
192
TMUs
32
ROPs
24
SM Count
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
7.200 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
28.80 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
691.2 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
8.25 inches
210 mm
TDP
116 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
P1050

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
2.1
Shader Model
5.1

Card Notes

SFUs: 16

GF116 GPU Notes

Codename: NVCF
PureVideo HD: VP4
VDPAU: Feature Set C

Retail boards based on this design (20)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 550 Ti DirectCU 910 MHz 1026 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ASUS GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP 975 MHz 1026 MHz 9.05 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ASUS GTX 550 Ti DirectCU Ultimate 1015 MHz 1050 MHz 9.05 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
Colorful iGame GTX 550 Ti 2 GB 950 MHz 1075 MHz 2 GB, 9.85 inches/250 mm
Colorful iGame GTX 550 Ti Shark 1000 MHz 1100 MHz 9.85 inches/250 mm
ELSA GLADIAC GTX 550 Ti SP 900 MHz 1026 MHz Single-slot
EVGA GTX 550 Ti 2 GB 900 MHz 1002 MHz 2 GB
EVGA GTX 550 Ti Exclusive Superclocked 972 MHz 1128 MHz
EVGA GTX 550 Ti Exclusive Superclocked 2 GB 972 MHz 1026 MHz 2 GB
EVGA GTX 550 Ti FPB 952 MHz 1089 MHz
EVGA GTX 550 Ti Superclocked 981 MHz 1128 MHz
Gainward GTX 550 Ti GS 1000 MHz 1100 MHz 7.48 inches/190 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
GIGABYTE GTX 550 Ti OC 970 MHz 1026 MHz 8.9 inches/226 mm
GIGABYTE GTX 550 Ti WindForce 2X 970 MHz 1026 MHz 9.41 inches/239 mm, Single-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
KFA2 GTX 550 Ti LTD OC White 1000 MHz 1150 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Fake Card 900 MHz 1026 MHz
PCYES GTX 550 Ti 780 MHz 940 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
SPARKLE Calibre GTX 550 Ti DF 1000 MHz 1200 MHz
SPARKLE Calibre GTX 550 Ti DFL 950 MHz 1100 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition 1000 MHz 1100 MHz 7.4 inches/188 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort