GTX 550Ti vs GTX 460

I don't get how the 550 is benched lower than the 460, given the 550 has more Mhz clocks. Can someone explain?
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  1. It is not all about clocks it as well has to do with the design of the GPU (processor) number of cores and so on.
  2. NVIDIA Cuda cores are more important if you compare two GPU. (shader processors, ROP's, memory bandwidth and all that).cheers...
  3. gtx 550 ti has a better pixel rate
    gtx 460 has a better texel rate (anisotropic filtering)
    gtx 550 ti has a better Memory Bandwidth
    gtx 460 uses more power
    gtx 550 ti has a better architecture
    Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

    Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

    Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.


    I would go with gtx 550ti
  4. bestlink101 said:
    gtx 550 ti has a better pixel rate
    gtx 460 has a better texel rate (anisotropic filtering)
    gtx 550 ti has a better Memory Bandwidth
    gtx 460 uses more power
    gtx 550 ti has a better architecture
    Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

    Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

    Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.


    I would go with gtx 550ti

    Why go with the slower card???? http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_550_Ti_Cyclone_II/23.html
  5. rolli59 said:


    Agreed, the 550Ti is generally priced lower than the 460 and i would imagine that is for a reason.
  6. ^^ Do you have benchmarks to prove you statements - I can say I'm 6' 180 lbs and very handsome - are you going to take me at my word? Most charts I've seen have the GTX 460 1GB on top. You talk a lot of jargon - "show me the beef!!!!'
    -Bruce
  7. bestlink101 said:
    I would go with gtx 550ti



    That makes no sense. The GTX 460 1GB is at least 20% faster.
  8. dish_moose said:
    ^^ Do you have benchmarks to prove you statements - I can say I'm 6' 180 lbs and very handsome - are you going to take me at my word? Most charts I've seen have the GTX 460 1GB on top. You talk a lot of jargon - "show me the beef!!!!'
    -Bruce



    Dear asker of beef,

    Who were you referring this to? Got confused when i read it...
  9. I believe what bestlink101 said was plagiarized from GPUreveiw.com :P
  10. fb39ca4 said:
    I believe what bestlink101 said was plagiarized from GPUreveiw.com :P


    or a someone paid to promote a specific product..

    Ontopic: Can we guys get back on topic? I'm simply asking why the 460 is better than the 550 that has better clock speeds. Just like a v6 engine is better than a 2.0 engine.
  11. I got it from hwcompare, i just google gtx 550ti vs gtx 460 and it showed up
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