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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 67% 336%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 67% 336%
Cyberpunk 2077 129% 499%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 24% 100%
Need For Speed Heat 67% 336%
The Outer Worlds 39% 263%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 129% 499%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 56% 307%
Borderlands 3 76% 360%
FIFA 20 11% 132%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition.

The GTX 760 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 550 Ti. This results in the GTX 760 providing 72.2 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 760 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 550 Ti. This results in the GTX 760 providing 10.7 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 GTX 760 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 550 Ti, and so the GTX 760 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 550 Ti.

The GTX 760 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 550 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 760 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 760 has 86.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 550 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 760 is much better than the GTX 550 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition has 1152 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 760 is 1325 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 384. The GTX 760 having 941 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 760 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 550 Ti.

The GTX 760 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 550 Ti. This means that the GTX 760 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 550 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition requires 170 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 760.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1085 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-225-A2Fermi GF116-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date25 Jun 2013vs01 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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6.5
1920x1080
8.1
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5
2560x1440
5.8
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3.1
3840x2160
4.2
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1100 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs105.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 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 Units1152vs192
Actual Shader Performance64%vs18%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units96vs32
Texture Rate104.2 GTexel/svs32 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs24
Pixel Rate34.7 GPixel/svs24 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power170 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 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 i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition a special edition of GeForce GTX 760.
This edition comes with a custom dual-fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 760 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 980MHz to 1085MHz while its boost clock is now of 1150MHz. The memory clock was left untouched. Furthermore, the frame buffer was doubled to 4GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as a gimmick - marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs on level with GeForce GTX 670.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic 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 increase clock frequencies from 900MHz to 1000MHz and 1025MHz to 1100MHz of the core and memory clocks, respectively.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to standard GeForce GTX 550 Ti.
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.
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