NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE vs ATI Radeon HD 5550

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE and ATI Radeon HD 5550 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, Geekbench - OpenCL, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 2 year(s) 0 month(s) later
  • Around 34% higher core clock speed: 736 MHz vs 550 MHz
  • 4x more texture fill rate: 35.33 GTexel / s vs 8.8 GTexel / s
  • 2.4x better floating-point performance: 847.9 gflops vs 352.0 gflops
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 1 GB vs 512 MB
  • Around 20% higher memory clock speed: 3828 MHz vs 3200 MHz
  • 5.2x better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 1880 vs 364
  • 2.8x better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 487 vs 177
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 20 February 2012 vs 9 February 2010
Core clock speed 736 MHz vs 550 MHz
Texture fill rate 35.33 GTexel / s vs 8.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance 847.9 gflops vs 352.0 gflops
Maximum memory size 1 GB vs 512 MB
Memory clock speed 3828 MHz vs 3200 MHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 1880 vs 364
PassMark - G2D Mark 487 vs 177

Reasons to consider the ATI Radeon HD 5550

  • Around 11% higher pipelines: 320 vs 288
  • 3.8x lower typical power consumption: 39 Watt vs 150 Watt
Pipelines 320 vs 288
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 39 Watt vs 150 Watt

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE
GPU 2: ATI Radeon HD 5550

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1880
364
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
487
177
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE ATI Radeon HD 5550
PassMark - G3D Mark 1880 364
PassMark - G2D Mark 487 177
Geekbench - OpenCL 6635
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 18.456
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 618.773
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.693
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 27.232
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 50.114
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 2970
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 1601
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3356
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 2970
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 1601
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3356
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE ATI Radeon HD 5550

Essentials

Architecture Fermi 2.0 TeraScale 2
Code name GF114 Redwood
Launch date 20 February 2012 9 February 2010
Launch price (MSRP) $89.99
Place in performance rating 821 840
Price now $89.99
Type Desktop Desktop
Value for money (0-100) 28.95

Technical info

Core clock speed 736 MHz 550 MHz
Floating-point performance 847.9 gflops 352.0 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 40 nm 40 nm
Pipelines 288 320
Texture fill rate 35.33 GTexel / s 8.8 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt 39 Watt
Transistor count 1,950 million 627 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
Length 210 mm 165 mm
Supplementary power connectors 2x 6-pin None

API support

DirectX 12.0 (11_0) 11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL 4.6 4.4

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 1 GB 512 MB
Memory bandwidth 91.87 GB / s 51.2 GB / s
Memory bus width 192 Bit 128 Bit
Memory clock speed 3828 MHz 3200 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5