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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 14:49

Asus takes GTX 550 Ti to 1015MHz

Written by Slobodan Simic
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With GTX 550 Ti Ultimate
In addition to the GTX 550 Ti DirectCU and TOP Edition working at 975MHz, Asus has also announced the GTX 550 Ti Ultimate Edition clocked at 1015MHz for the GPU.

It looks like Asus decided that GTX 550 Ti is quite stable over the 1GHz mark, and even memory got overclocked to 4200MHz. The TOP Edition works at 975MHz while the DirectCU one ended up overclocked to 910MHz. Both version swill have memory clocked at 4104MHz. It looks like GTX 550Ti is quite an overclocker, and it will be interesting to see how far can it actually go.

Most partners are sticking to 1000MHz for their overclocked editions, and it was simply a matter of time before someone actually got over it. All three cards use GF116 GPU with 192 CUDA cores and pack 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 192-bit memory interface.

According to Asus, the new GTX 550 Ti Ultimate should be available as of next month with a price tag set at €168.

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-8 #1 Jurassic1024 2011-03-16 16:28
i PRAY the 28nm GPU core clocks get to, and above 900MHz @ stock. these low clocks we have today just aren't doing it for me, especially when you see the 560 and 550Ti's getting these amazing speeds/performance.
 
 
+16 #2 Steve-O 2011-03-16 16:43
Quoting Jurassic1024:
especially when you see the 560 and 550Ti's getting these amazing speeds/performance.



If they had amazing price/performance, you mean? Which they don't.
 
 
+13 #3 123s 2011-03-16 17:20
Well it looks cool, the clocks are nice but its still slow i bet and the price...amusing.
 
 
+15 #4 jrharbort 2011-03-16 19:57
Quoting Jurassic1024:
i PRAY the 28nm GPU core clocks get to, and above 900MHz @ stock. these low clocks we have today just aren't doing it for me

You say that as if all that matters is the clock speed. This isn't the days of the pentium 4 when it was a contest on who could get the highest GHz. It's the architecture that counts the most.
 
 
+9 #5 jrharbort 2011-03-16 19:59
And since comment space is limited, let me add to my previous.

I personally think we're in need of a completely new architecture, on par with the jump Nvidia made with the Geforce 8 series. The shader architecture was a major improvement, but I think we might be maxing out its capabilities. The fact this "new generation" only had a 10~15% improvement over the last gen shows that improvements are slowing down (yes, I realize it's still 40nm). Just to compare, the jump from the Radeon HD 3xxx series to the Radeon HD 4xxx saw more than a 100% improvement.
 
 
+4 #6 dieterD 2011-03-16 22:44
I dont know what to do - to laugh or to cry, when see these gts 550 prices. I mean with next "super-duper" clocked gtx 550 release they will top HD 6950 1GB! is nvidia dumping desktop GPU market?
 
 
+4 #7 Wolfdale 2011-03-16 23:48
hey where is warrior?
 
 
+4 #8 rickster 2011-03-16 23:55
Clock speeds are just one aspect of the bigger picture. High clocks are always nice, but if it's being hampered by other aspects that make up the overall performance of a component, in this case the limited amount of CUDA cores and 192bit memory interface, it does fat all.

I've never seen the point of the cards in this segment of the market. Just another $50-75 more and you get a butt load more performance.
 
 
+1 #9 Bl0bb3r 2011-03-16 23:56
Quoting jrharbort:
more than a 100% improvement.



You need to take into account shader complexity. The older cards can't do what the newer ones can, thus the only real difference between generations was speed. But now shaders get more and more functions, they get fat, and will use more transistors to do all those operations, which otherwise woul've increased the number of processing units with limited functionality and this would'ev delivered faster graphics.

It's a quality vs quantity issue and I opt for quality.
 
 
+3 #10 Nintendork 2011-03-17 19:34
This card is so worthless. Better buy a 1.5year old HD5770 or even better a HD6850 wich performs better than the 460 1GB for near same price as GTX550. Nvidia is in a constant limbo.
 

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