GTX 550 Ti with i7-2600K 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

The GTX 550 Ti is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 1024 MB RAM, the GTX 550 Ti can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that GTX 550 Ti 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between GTX 550 Ti and Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 550 Ti and Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

GTX 550 Ti with i7-2600K 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Price $ 199.0
Year 2011
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C
Max Fan Noise 53.3dB
Recommended Power Supply 466W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz ($197.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 21.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 9.4 FPS
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 8.1 FPS
Average 4K Performance 5.7 FPS
Memory 1 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.9
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 18.4
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.1
Series GTX 550 Ti
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Overall Combination Score 52/100 Acceptable

The GTX 560 might be the entry-level flagship of the latest Fermi 2.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most budget PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 550 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 149. NVIDIA ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Fermi 2.0 graphics card inside the GTX 550 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 550 Ti consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTS 450, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. The GTX 560 might be the entry-level flagship of the latest Fermi 2.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most budget PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 550 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 149.

NVIDIA ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Fermi 2.0 graphics card inside the GTX 550 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 550 Ti consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTS 450, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
9.0
2019 Anthem
5
5.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
8.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
14
16.5
2019 Metro Exodus
6
7.3
2019 World War Z
12
13.5
2019 Gears of War 5
9
10.7
2019 F1 2019
12
13.4
2019 GreedFall
10
12.1
2019 Borderlands 3
7
8.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
14
16.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
6.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
9.9
2018 Just Cause 4
9
10.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
11.4
2018 Strange Brigade
15
17.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
14.7
2017 For Honor
17
19.6
2017 Project CARS 2
12
13.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
15
16.8
2016 Dishonored 2
9
10.1
2015 Rocket League
51
57.0
2015 Need For Speed
14
15.8
2015 Project CARS
13
15.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
24
27.7
2013 Bioshock Infinite
30
33.4
2013 GRID 2
53
59.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
45
50.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
35
39.1
2011 DiRT 3
37
42.2
2011 Portal 2
69
77.2
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
28
32.0
2011 Batman: Arkham City
22
25.0
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
29
32.8
2011 Battlefield 3
28
31.4
2010 Metro: 2033
17
19.0
2010 Starcraft II
36
40.7
2009 League of Legends
65
73.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
15
17.7

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
6.7
2019 Anthem
3
4.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
5
6.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
8
11.1
2019 Metro Exodus
4
5.7
2019 World War Z
7
9.9
2019 Gears of War 5
6
7.7
2019 F1 2019
7
9.5
2019 GreedFall
6
8.7
2019 Borderlands 3
4
5.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
11.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
7.7
2018 Just Cause 4
6
7.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
8.0
2018 Strange Brigade
9
12.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
8
10.6
2017 For Honor
9
11.4
2017 Project CARS 2
7
9.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
12
15.2
2016 Dishonored 2
6
8.6
2015 Rocket League
19
24.5
2015 Need For Speed
9
12.2
2015 Project CARS
9
11.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
14
17.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
26
32.6
2009 League of Legends
32
40.8

Resolution 3440x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
4
5.7
2019 Anthem
2
3.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
4
5.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
6
8.9
2019 Metro Exodus
3
5.0
2019 World War Z
6
8.3
2019 Gears of War 5
5
6.7
2019 F1 2019
6
8.3
2019 GreedFall
5
6.6
2019 Borderlands 3
3
4.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
7
10.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
3
4.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
5
6.7
2018 Just Cause 4
4
6.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
4
6.3
2018 Strange Brigade
7
9.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
7
9.6
2017 For Honor
6
9.1
2017 Project CARS 2
7
9.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
11
14.9
2016 Dishonored 2
6
8.2
2015 Rocket League
14
19.2
2015 Need For Speed
8
10.9
2015 Project CARS
7
10.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
10
14.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
25
33.1
2009 League of Legends
23
30.5

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
2
4.0
2019 Anthem
1
2.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
2
3.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
3
5.5
2019 Metro Exodus
2
3.6
2019 World War Z
3
5.7
2019 Gears of War 5
3
4.9
2019 F1 2019
4
6.0
2019 GreedFall
2
3.6
2019 Borderlands 3
2
3.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
4
7.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
2
3.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
3
4.9
2018 Just Cause 4
2
4.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
2
3.8
2018 Strange Brigade
4
6.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
5
7.3
2017 For Honor
3
5.7
2017 Project CARS 2
5
8.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
8
12.7
2016 Dishonored 2
4
6.8
2015 Rocket League
7
11.4
2015 Need For Speed
5
8.1
2015 Project CARS
5
8.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
5
8.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
20
29.3
2009 League of Legends
11
16.3
GTX 550 Ti with i7-2600K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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If you absolutely refuse to spend much more than £100, or even £100 at all, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB is at least a sizeable improvement over its predecessor the GeForce GTS 450 1GB.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Specifications As with the rest of Nvidia’s GeForce 500-series, the GF116 GPU of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB is based on the Fermi architecture of its predecessor.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU, Front and Back. As we’ve mentioned, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU is an update and refinement of the GeForce GTX 450.
Unlike the GTS 450 launch, GTX 550 Ti is a more laid back affair for NVIDIA – admittedly this is more often a bad sign than it is a good one when it comes to gauging their confidence in a product.
GTX 550 Ti’s Quirk: 1GB Of VRAM On A 192-bit Bus. One thing that has always set NVIDIA apart from AMD is their willingness to use non-power of 2 memory bus sizes.
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti was a mid-range graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2011. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GF116 graphics processor, in its GF116-400-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.

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