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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition Radeon HD 5770 1024MB
Halo: Reach 42% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 515% 513%
Red Dead Redemption 2 348% 346%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 176% 175%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 348% 346%
Doom Eternal 285% 283%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 515% 513%
Grand Theft Auto VI 584% 581%
FIFA 20 139% 138%
Need For Speed Heat 348% 346%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5770, but the HD 5770 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 550 Ti. As a result, the HD 5770 exhibits a 2.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 550 Ti. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD 5770. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 9.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 550 Ti was released over a year more recently than the HD 5770, and so the GTX 550 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 5770.

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition and the Radeon HD 5770 1024MB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 550 Ti has 21.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5770, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 550 Ti is slightly better than the HD 5770.

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5770 1024MB has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 374 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5770 is 340. The GTX 550 Ti having 34 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 550 Ti delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5770.

The Radeon HD 5770 1024MB requires 108 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 550 Ti. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 5770, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 550 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed975 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF116-400-A1Terascale 2 Juniper XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2011vs01 Oct 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1026 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth98.5GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs800
Actual Shader Performance18%vs16%
Texture Mapping Units32vs40
Texture Rate31.2 GTexel/svs34 GTexel/s
Render Output Units24vs16
Pixel Rate23.4 GPixel/svs13.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-108 Watts
Recommended PSU-450 Watts & 34 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHzvsIntel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition is a special edition of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The features include better cooling and an increase on the core-clock from 900MHz to 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is 4.5% better when compared to the reference card.
Some modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution but the largest part will have to be played with a 720p resolution to be played optimally.
This Graphics Card needs to be paired with a decent Quad Core CPU.
The Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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