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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 156% 348%
Halo: Reach 19% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 252% 515%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 156% 348%
Doom Eternal 120% 285%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 252% 515%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 90% 83%
Grand Theft Auto VI 291% 584%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 252% 515%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 58% 176%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 550 Ti. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 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 275 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 550 Ti. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 4.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 550 Ti. 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 less than a year after the GTX 470, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 470 has 256 MB more video memory than the GTX 550 Ti, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 470 has 35.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 550 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is noticeably better than the GTX 550 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition has 448 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 627 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 374. The GTX 470 having 253 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 550 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition requires 215 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100-275-A3Fermi GF116-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date09 Jul 2010vs01 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.3
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6.4
1920x1080
6.4
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4.9
2560x1440
4.6
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GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed837 MHzvs1026 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth133.9GB/secvs98.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units448vs192
Actual Shader Performance30%vs18%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs32
Texture Rate39.2 GTexel/svs31.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs24
Pixel Rate28 GPixel/svs23.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Watts-
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 37 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 470, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 700MHz, instead of 608MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
WindForce 3X Cooling System: features 3 ultra quiet PWM fans, three copper heat pipes and a unique vapor chamber to strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 10% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 470.
GeForce 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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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