Friday, 18 February 2011 07:00

Nvidia GTX 550 Ti comes on 15th of March

Written by Slobodan Simic
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The GF116 silicon

We already wrote about the GTX 550 Ti and now VR-Zone managed to get more details regarding including the performance, some specs as well as the release date. As it was written earlier, the GTX 550 Ti will be based on the 40nm GF116 GPU paired up with the 128-bit memory interface and 1GB of GDDR5 memory.

The GTX 550 Ti and the GF116 are apparently pin-to-pin compatible with the GF106 (the one behind the GTS 450) and thus should be paired up with a similar PCB to the one seen on the GTS 450. It should come with 3+1 phase power design and a TDP of 110W, pretty much the same as on the GTS 450 (106W). The good part is that it will boast much higher performance and the first estimates say you should expect it to be about 35 percent faster than ATI Radeon HD 5770 card.

Precise clocks are still unknown but VR-Zone did mention that an estimated price should be around US $200 mark, pretty close to the GTX 460.

More here.

Last modified on Friday, 18 February 2011 11:41
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-24 #1 dan 2011-02-18 11:44
Well done Nvidia, you managed to make a card that is a bit faster than an 18 month old ATI card. With a bigger, hotter, less efficient die. Laughable, really.
 
 
+10 #2 leftiszi 2011-02-18 11:56
I honestly don't know where are these rumors coming from anyway. 35% faster than the 5770? That would mean it has to be 58% faster than the GTS 450.

The 5770 is already 17% faster than the GTS 450 at 1920X1200+4XAA
http://goo.gl/xCJbS

and the GTX 550 will be a full GF106 with higher clocks. So from going to 3X64bit memory controller instead of 2X64bit, plus 8 more rops + clocks, with no extra ever important shaders and no extra texturing units, will give this card a 58% performance boost over the GTS 450?

Don't think so!
 
 
+20 #3 mamisano 2011-02-18 15:22
Wow, a $200 card will be 35% faster than a $100 - $120 card? You don't say!

In that price range the 550ti will have to battle the 6850 @ $175(or $160 AR) and the 6870 @ $215-220(or $199 AR).
 
 
+17 #4 bardenck 2011-02-18 17:10
i wonder how this will compete with the gtx 460 and the affect it will have on its price... you can get a 460 for 150-200, so one would think it would be better, right?!
 
 
+13 #5 123s 2011-02-18 17:35
I think the 460 would be better, maybe the same but 460 should profit more from OC thanks to the bigger mem bus or not ?

The price is pretty crazy for this card, a 5850 is 150€ in some shops and its much faster then 5770 and 460.
 
 
+13 #6 bardenck 2011-02-18 17:44
Quoting 123s:
I think the 460 would be better, maybe the same but 460 should profit more from OC thanks to the bigger mem bus or not ?

The price is pretty crazy for this card, a 5850 is 150€ in some shops and its much faster then 5770 and 460.


lets wait for the benches...for 200 it has to beat the best 460.
 
 
+8 #7 123s 2011-02-18 18:44
For 200 it gotta beat much faster cards then 460 like the old 5850 and 6850 and how big is the chance that it will ?

35% more then 5770 should be around 5830/460 level
 
 
+5 #8 Nerdmaster 2011-02-18 19:50
The info regarding 550 must be wrong.

So 550 has almost the same tdp while being 58% faster than 450? That means 5xx cards are 50% more efficient than 4xx card. But this is not the case.

Also 580 was 17% faster than 480. 570 20% faster than 470 and 560 is 25% - 30% faster than 460. (but with somewhat higher tdp).

Also look at http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/4

560 manages to draw 9% more power than 6950 even if 6950 has 11% less tdp. So 560 tdp is 20% lower than it should be.

So 550 should be ~30% faster than 450. But there are no crippled shaderz to activate? :-?

Common logic people!
 
 
0 #9 bardenck 2011-02-18 21:00
[quote name="Nerdmaster"]The info regarding 550 must be wrong.

So 550 has almost the same tdp while being 58% faster than 450? That means 5xx cards are 50% more efficient than 4xx card. But this is not the case.

Also 580 was 17% faster than 480. 570 20% faster than 470 and 560 is 25% - 30% faster than 460. (but with somewhat higher tdp).

Also look at http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/4

560 manages to draw 9% more power than 6950 even if 6950 has 11% less tdp. So 560 tdp is 20% lower than it should be.

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congratulations , you are now OFFICIALLY the nerdmaster! good work out there.
 
 
+7 #10 Stormkroe 2011-02-19 06:34
I might have missed it, but I'm surprised to not see comments about how a dual-gpu version of these more efficient fermis would give nice performance, but more importantly would give nvidia a single card solution with 3 monitor support to fill the gap until they natively support it witb 1 gpu.
 

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