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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3770T GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1612% 348%
Doom Eternal 1372% 285%
Cyberpunk 2077 2252% 515%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1612% 348%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 956% 176%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2252% 515%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 2252% 515%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2516% 584%
Need For Speed Heat 1612% 348%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 34% 83%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition are massively better than the Intel HD i7 3770T.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 320 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3770T. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 28.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 320 MHz higher core clock speed and 20 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 3770T. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 20.7 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 HD i7 3770T was released less than a year after the GTX 550 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 550 Ti has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i7 3770T does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 3770T has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3770T is 74 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 372. The GTX 550 Ti having 298 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 550 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 3770T.

The HD i7 3770T transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 550 Ti. This means that the HD i7 3770T is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 550 Ti.

The HD i7 3770T requires 77 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 3770T and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 550 Ti. The GTX 550 Ti has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD i7 3770T. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 550 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i7 3770T.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs970 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2Fermi GF116-400-A1
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs01 Sep 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1025 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs98.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs192
Actual Shader Performance4%vs18%
Texture Mapping Units4vs32
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs31 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs24
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs23.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power77 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i7 3770T is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-3770T Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 650MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 800MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 620.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 3770T.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti WindForce Edition is a special edition of the upper-middle-class GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the standard edition's page for more information.
The new features include an increase in the clock from 900MHz to 970MHz and a new cooling system.
Benchmarks indicate a 4.5% performance boost 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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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