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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 14:14

Today is Geforce GTX 550 Ti day

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Nvidia's €140/US $150 card
Everyone knows that mid-range cards are the ones that rake in the most dough, and while we are waiting on Nvidia's dual GF110 GPU flagship, Nvidia launches its GF116 based mid-range GTX 550 Ti card. Continuing the tradition started with the GTX 560 Ti, the new GTX 550 is yet another card that will have the Titanium suffix.

As noted, the card is based on Nvidia's GF116 GPU with 192 CUDA cores and it looks like there will be no reference card. Namely, partners are free to come up with their own designs from day one, which means that we will surely see a lot of factory overclocked cards.

Most cards will be paired up with 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 192-bit memory interface and clocked at around 4100MHz. The GPU ended up clocked at 900MHz on most cards while those 192 CUDA cores tick at 1800MHz. Of course, some factory overclocked cards will go as high as 1GHz for the GPU and 4400MHz for memory.

Most of these will use the same output configuration with two DVIs and one mini-HDMI output, but you can expect some other output configurations depending on partner choice as well. Although Nvidia intends to pit the GTX 550 Ti against the HD 5770, we must say that HD 6850 should be considered a more adequate foe, considering that these two come at a similar price.

Both HD 5770 and HD 6850 have been on the market for quite some time, and although the GTX 550 Ti might be ahead performance wise, the HD 5770 sells at around €100. As far as we can see on our favourite price search engine, AMD made a nice price adjustment for the HD 6850 as of this month so you might want to check it out as well here. Also bear in mind that AMD might have a bit more room for additional price adjustment.

Most reviews agree that the card is a decent performer on screens that run games at 1680x1050 resolutions, but it ends up slower than the GTX 460 768MB that is actually cheaper. Of course, we are pretty sure that the GTX 460 will mysteriously disappear from the market. The competition is quite fierce in this part of the market and we believe that AMD already won this round.

You can find some of the reviews below and ours should be up pretty soon.

- Fudzilla- Gainward GTX 550Ti GS
- Anandtech
- TechPowerUp - Palit, Zotac, MSI
- NeoSeeker
- Hexus
- HotHardware
- OverClockersClub

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+19 #1 TechHog 2011-03-15 15:21
The price is better than expected, but it's still too close to the GTX 460 1GB to really make sense, especially with it costing more than the GTX 460 768MB. Still not a wise move, imo.
 
 
+22 #2 dieterD 2011-03-15 15:30
in first tests this 550ti is weaker than gtx 460 768mb, but costs as gtx 460 1GB.also power draw is like 460 1gb. complete usless product without price drop (correction). AMD's hd6850 have nothing to worry about - and it is kind a bad thing cuz I wanna a price drop to get my 6850 crossfire, but with thease nvidia suecide moves I could rather expect hd 6850 price raise :(
 
 
+23 #3 123s 2011-03-15 15:32
A 5770 is 100 and barely slower, a 5850/6850 is 150 and much faster. It even consumes more. Price is total fail for it.
 
 
+23 #4 MrScary 2011-03-15 16:17
1 word: fail, epic indeed.

It consumes 50w more than 5770 to achieve maximun 4 fps over some games, not in F1 for example.

And to sum it all they are calling for 170€, hahahaha, HIS 6950 cost 180€ and obliterates this poor pathetic thing.
 
 
+25 #5 123s 2011-03-15 18:23
Maybe it was a joke from NV ?
 
 
-34 #6 Drac 2011-03-15 20:13
Quoting MrScary:
1 word: fail, epic indeed.

It consumes 50w more than 5770 to achieve maximun 4 fps over some games, not in F1 for example.

And to sum it all they are calling for 170€, hahahaha, HIS 6950 cost 180€ and obliterates this poor pathetic thing.


Really cant stop laughting at you amd fangirls :D
Seems you have nothing to do just leave idiotic "comments" about Intel and Nv..
Isnt 6870 bigger joke and bigger EPIC fail from amd,since its trashed by GTX460 and especially GTX560Ti?
Short and selective memories i guess..
More trolling plz,seems here more amd warriors than Nv LOL :D
 
 
+31 #7 123s 2011-03-15 20:18
Quoting Drac:
6870 trashed by GTX460
Smoking rocks huh ?
 
 
+23 #8 TechHog 2011-03-15 21:06
Quoting Drac:
Really cant stop laughting at you amd fangirls :D
Seems you have nothing to do just leave idiotic "comments" about Intel and Nv..
Isnt 6870 bigger joke and bigger EPIC fail from amd,since its trashed by GTX460 and especially GTX560Ti?
Short and selective memories i guess..
More trolling plz,seems here more amd warriors than Nv LOL :D

Oh god, Warrior's multiplying.
 
 
+15 #9 123s 2011-03-15 21:07
Quoting TechHog:
Quoting Drac:
Really cant stop laughting at you amd fangirls :D
Seems you have nothing to do just leave idiotic "comments" about Intel and Nv..
Isnt 6870 bigger joke and bigger EPIC fail from amd,since its trashed by GTX460 and especially GTX560Ti?
Short and selective memories i guess..
More trolling plz,seems here more amd warriors than Nv LOL :D

Oh god, Warrior's multiplying.
Is there no cure :´( ?
 
 
+16 #10 TechHog 2011-03-15 21:08
Quoting 123s:
Quoting TechHog:
Quoting Drac:
Really cant stop laughting at you amd fangirls :D
Seems you have nothing to do just leave idiotic "comments" about Intel and Nv..
Isnt 6870 bigger joke and bigger EPIC fail from amd,since its trashed by GTX460 and especially GTX560Ti?
Short and selective memories i guess..
More trolling plz,seems here more amd warriors than Nv LOL :D

Oh god, Warrior's multiplying.
Is there no cure :´( ?

Um... Vasectomy?
 

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