Geforce GTX 550ti reviews
Anandtech review. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4221/nvidias-gtx-550-ti-coming-up-short-at-150/1
Guru3d. http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-550-ti-review-msi-cyclone-ii-oc/
Hardware canucks. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/41590-nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1gb-review.html
bit-tech. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/03/15/nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1gb-review/1
tech-radar. http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/graphics-cards/zotac-geforce-gtx-550-ti-amp--935727/review
techpowerup. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_550_Ti_Amp_Edition/
toms hardware. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-550-ti-gf116-radeon-hd-5770,2892.html

Overpriced if you ask me.
Anandtech review. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4221/nvidias-gtx-550-ti-coming-up-short-at-150/1

Guru3d. http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-550-ti-review-msi-cyclone-ii-oc/

Hardware canucks. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/41590-nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1gb-review.html

bit-tech. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/03/15/nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1gb-review/1

tech-radar. http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/graphics-cards/zotac-geforce-gtx-550-ti-amp--935727/review

techpowerup. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_550_Ti_Amp_Edition/

toms hardware. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-550-ti-gf116-radeon-hd-5770,2892.html



Overpriced if you ask me.
#1
Posted 03/15/2011 05:00 PM   
I dunno, they're only slightly slower than the GTX460s but also a bit cheaper. Also they're nice and small so may make good PhysX cards.
I dunno, they're only slightly slower than the GTX460s but also a bit cheaper. Also they're nice and small so may make good PhysX cards.
[font="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"][color="#00FF00"]Unfortunately the way the market is currently priced up, the GTX 550 Ti actually sees itself sandwiched between the [/color][color="#FF0000"]GeForce GTX 460 768MB[/color][color="#00FF00"] and the [/color][color="#FF0000"]GeForce GTX 460 1GB[/color][color="#00FF00"] rendition.[/color][img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/yes.gif[/img][/font]
Unfortunately the way the market is currently priced up, the GTX 550 Ti actually sees itself sandwiched between the GeForce GTX 460 768MB and the GeForce GTX 460 1GB rendition.Image
well the msrp is $150, the gtx 460 768mb is currently around that price on newegg. anandtech seems to think that the gtx 460 768mb costs around $130 atm, I havent seen any at the price. its also closely priced against the HD6850. also surprised to see it uses more power than a gtx 460 1gb.
well the msrp is $150, the gtx 460 768mb is currently around that price on newegg. anandtech seems to think that the gtx 460 768mb costs around $130 atm, I havent seen any at the price. its also closely priced against the HD6850. also surprised to see it uses more power than a gtx 460 1gb.
#4
Posted 03/15/2011 05:59 PM   
[size="4"]Nvidia Quietly Launches Mainstream Titanium: GeForce GTX 550 Ti.[/size]
[b]Nvidia and Partners Release GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card[/b]

Story at [url="http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/20110315224651_Nvidia_Quietly_Launches_Mainstream_Titanium_GeForce_GTX_550_Ti.html"]XBITLABS[/url]
Nvidia Quietly Launches Mainstream Titanium: GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

Nvidia and Partners Release GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card



Story at XBITLABS



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#5
Posted 03/16/2011 04:06 PM   
The GTX550 Ti seems to be a very interesting card, and not in a good way. Performance is sometimes bellow that of a HD5770 and yet it has the price tag of a GTX460 or HD6850. I'm still tipping my had to the HD6850 as the best card at that price range.
The GTX550 Ti seems to be a very interesting card, and not in a good way. Performance is sometimes bellow that of a HD5770 and yet it has the price tag of a GTX460 or HD6850. I'm still tipping my had to the HD6850 as the best card at that price range.

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#6
Posted 03/16/2011 11:46 PM   
How About a galaxy GTX550ti at 1GHZ with white PCB

looks like brushed aluminum covers or silver cover or light grey with white PCB

[url="http://www.nordichardware.com/news/71-graphics/42635-galaxy-pushes-geforce-gtx-550-ti-to-1-ghz-gpu.html"]Nordic Hardware[/url]
How About a galaxy GTX550ti at 1GHZ with white PCB



looks like brushed aluminum covers or silver cover or light grey with white PCB



Nordic Hardware



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#7
Posted 03/17/2011 12:37 AM   
[quote name='Xavier Zepherios' date='17 March 2011 - 10:37 AM' timestamp='1300322268' post='1208861']
How About a galaxy GTX550ti at 1GHZ with white PCB

looks like brushed aluminum covers or silver cover or light grey with white PCB

[url="http://www.nordichardware.com/news/71-graphics/42635-galaxy-pushes-geforce-gtx-550-ti-to-1-ghz-gpu.html"]Nordic Hardware[/url]
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Galaxy makes excellent cards, I really can't fault them at all.

Unfortunately, even a 1GHz core speed isn't going to save this card. The performance is still less than that of a GTX460 1GB, HD6850 and sometimes even the GTX460 768MB (as evident by Zotac's AMP! edition card, which also sports a 1GHz core speed). Power consumption is also up over the GTX460 even though the GTX460 has two 6-pi PCI-E connectors. What's up with that?

This is weirdly a time where nVidia's good ol' rebranding would have been a better option. The money that they spent on RnD could have easily of been saved by simply putting new stickers on the GTX460.
[quote name='Xavier Zepherios' date='17 March 2011 - 10:37 AM' timestamp='1300322268' post='1208861']

How About a galaxy GTX550ti at 1GHZ with white PCB



looks like brushed aluminum covers or silver cover or light grey with white PCB



Nordic Hardware



Galaxy makes excellent cards, I really can't fault them at all.



Unfortunately, even a 1GHz core speed isn't going to save this card. The performance is still less than that of a GTX460 1GB, HD6850 and sometimes even the GTX460 768MB (as evident by Zotac's AMP! edition card, which also sports a 1GHz core speed). Power consumption is also up over the GTX460 even though the GTX460 has two 6-pi PCI-E connectors. What's up with that?



This is weirdly a time where nVidia's good ol' rebranding would have been a better option. The money that they spent on RnD could have easily of been saved by simply putting new stickers on the GTX460.

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#8
Posted 03/17/2011 01:11 AM   
Hey guys, I'm curious, this is for my dad's machine:

Would a GTX 550 Ti perform worse or better than a 9800GT? I assume better, since it beats the GTS 450 in Metro 2033, which beats the GTS 250 by about 10-20% depending on the game, and the GTS 250 is a rebranded 9800GTX+, which beat the 9800GT by about 5-10%... so am I correct in assuming the GTX 550 Ti would be a good, economical and significant step up for him? He mostly plays Starcraft II and the like so any graphics upgrade is a good one.
Hey guys, I'm curious, this is for my dad's machine:



Would a GTX 550 Ti perform worse or better than a 9800GT? I assume better, since it beats the GTS 450 in Metro 2033, which beats the GTS 250 by about 10-20% depending on the game, and the GTS 250 is a rebranded 9800GTX+, which beat the 9800GT by about 5-10%... so am I correct in assuming the GTX 550 Ti would be a good, economical and significant step up for him? He mostly plays Starcraft II and the like so any graphics upgrade is a good one.



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#9
Posted 03/17/2011 04:07 AM   
[quote name='Goddess84' date='17 March 2011 - 02:07 PM' timestamp='1300334845' post='1208932']
Hey guys, I'm curious, this is for my dad's machine:

Would a GTX 550 Ti perform worse or better than a 9800GT? I assume better, since it beats the GTS 450 in Metro 2033, which beats the GTS 250 by about 10-20% depending on the game, and the GTS 250 is a rebranded 9800GTX+, which beat the 9800GT by about 5-10%... so am I correct in assuming the GTX 550 Ti would be a good, economical and significant step up for him? He mostly plays Starcraft II and the like so any graphics upgrade is a good one.
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I'd go for a GTX460 personally. Better performance, less power, ect. The GTX460 is just a better card for only ~USD$20 more.

As for it beating out a 9800GT, the GTX550 Ti wins hands down. It's not even a contest.
[quote name='Goddess84' date='17 March 2011 - 02:07 PM' timestamp='1300334845' post='1208932']

Hey guys, I'm curious, this is for my dad's machine:



Would a GTX 550 Ti perform worse or better than a 9800GT? I assume better, since it beats the GTS 450 in Metro 2033, which beats the GTS 250 by about 10-20% depending on the game, and the GTS 250 is a rebranded 9800GTX+, which beat the 9800GT by about 5-10%... so am I correct in assuming the GTX 550 Ti would be a good, economical and significant step up for him? He mostly plays Starcraft II and the like so any graphics upgrade is a good one.



I'd go for a GTX460 personally. Better performance, less power, ect. The GTX460 is just a better card for only ~USD$20 more.



As for it beating out a 9800GT, the GTX550 Ti wins hands down. It's not even a contest.

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#10
Posted 03/17/2011 12:57 PM   
Less power? How the heck you figure that?

Straight from Guru3d.com:

GTX 550 Ti OC:
[quote]
Measured power consumption

System in IDLE = 168W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 289W
Difference (GPU load) = 121 W
Add average IDLE wattage ~ 19W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 140 Watts
[/quote]

GTX 460 1GB:
[quote]
Graphics card

Advertised GeForce GTX 460 TDP = 150W (768MB) 160W (1024MB)
System in IDLE = 178W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 307W
Difference (GPU load) = 129 W
Add average IDLE wattage ~ 25W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 154 Watts[/quote]

14 Watts is 14 watts. The 550 uses less power and is faster in many instances, from what I saw in the reviews ::Shrug:: Not to mention I wouldn't use a GTX 460 if someone gave it to me for free testing, because of all the intermitent "some people have problems some people don't" associated with that card. /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
Less power? How the heck you figure that?



Straight from Guru3d.com:



GTX 550 Ti OC:



Measured power consumption



System in IDLE = 168W

System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 289W

Difference (GPU load) = 121 W

Add average IDLE wattage ~ 19W

Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 140 Watts





GTX 460 1GB:



Graphics card



Advertised GeForce GTX 460 TDP = 150W (768MB) 160W (1024MB)

System in IDLE = 178W

System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 307W

Difference (GPU load) = 129 W

Add average IDLE wattage ~ 25W

Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 154 Watts




14 Watts is 14 watts. The 550 uses less power and is faster in many instances, from what I saw in the reviews ::Shrug:: Not to mention I wouldn't use a GTX 460 if someone gave it to me for free testing, because of all the intermitent "some people have problems some people don't" associated with that card. /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



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#11
Posted 03/17/2011 01:31 PM   
[quote name='Goddess84' date='16 March 2011 - 09:07 PM' timestamp='1300334845' post='1208932']
Hey guys, I'm curious, this is for my dad's machine:

Would a GTX 550 Ti perform worse or better than a 9800GT? I assume better, since it beats the GTS 450 in Metro 2033, which beats the GTS 250 by about 10-20% depending on the game, and the GTS 250 is a rebranded 9800GTX+, which beat the 9800GT by about 5-10%... so am I correct in assuming the GTX 550 Ti would be a good, economical and significant step up for him? He mostly plays Starcraft II and the like so any graphics upgrade is a good one.
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Ill run starcraft 2 on my 560 using fraps to check fps. My system is stock right now so all default and honest lol. Ill give you max settings and if they are crappy ill give the settings that will allow for 60 fps @ 1600x1050 120Hz

One sec,

Ingame Graphics settings set to Extream or highest allowed (NVCP settings at highest possable for quality-power state to performance) With about 60-ish units moving at once about the map-lvl2
17-24fps with action, 30fps idle
*
Ingame graphics settings to Ultra (nvcp same)
20-30fps with action
*
Ingame graphics settings to high (nvcp same)
30fps with action
*
Ingame grpahics settings to med (nvcp same)
40+ fps
*
Now ill oc the gpu and try for graphics settings will allow for 60fps
@ 1010 core i get 40-50fps on extream settings with lots of action on screen
@ 950 core i get 32-47fps

Interestingly, my gpu usage befor oc never goes above 88% and around the med graphics settings is about 66% usage. After ocing the card my usage goes down to 33-48%. Seems that a cpu oc is in order and then i could see better fps at all settings by allowing for more card usage. CPU STOCK 2.8-turbo core enabled (dont know if sc2 uses more than 3 cores???

Hope that helps.
[quote name='Goddess84' date='16 March 2011 - 09:07 PM' timestamp='1300334845' post='1208932']

Hey guys, I'm curious, this is for my dad's machine:



Would a GTX 550 Ti perform worse or better than a 9800GT? I assume better, since it beats the GTS 450 in Metro 2033, which beats the GTS 250 by about 10-20% depending on the game, and the GTS 250 is a rebranded 9800GTX+, which beat the 9800GT by about 5-10%... so am I correct in assuming the GTX 550 Ti would be a good, economical and significant step up for him? He mostly plays Starcraft II and the like so any graphics upgrade is a good one.







Ill run starcraft 2 on my 560 using fraps to check fps. My system is stock right now so all default and honest lol. Ill give you max settings and if they are crappy ill give the settings that will allow for 60 fps @ 1600x1050 120Hz



One sec,



Ingame Graphics settings set to Extream or highest allowed (NVCP settings at highest possable for quality-power state to performance) With about 60-ish units moving at once about the map-lvl2

17-24fps with action, 30fps idle

*

Ingame graphics settings to Ultra (nvcp same)

20-30fps with action

*

Ingame graphics settings to high (nvcp same)

30fps with action

*

Ingame grpahics settings to med (nvcp same)

40+ fps

*

Now ill oc the gpu and try for graphics settings will allow for 60fps

@ 1010 core i get 40-50fps on extream settings with lots of action on screen

@ 950 core i get 32-47fps



Interestingly, my gpu usage befor oc never goes above 88% and around the med graphics settings is about 66% usage. After ocing the card my usage goes down to 33-48%. Seems that a cpu oc is in order and then i could see better fps at all settings by allowing for more card usage. CPU STOCK 2.8-turbo core enabled (dont know if sc2 uses more than 3 cores???



Hope that helps.
#12
Posted 03/17/2011 04:24 PM   
[quote name='Goddess84' date='17 March 2011 - 11:31 PM' timestamp='1300368671' post='1209061']
Less power? How the heck you figure that?

Straight from Guru3d.com:

GTX 550 Ti OC:


GTX 460 1GB:


14 Watts is 14 watts. The 550 uses less power and is faster in many instances, from what I saw in the reviews ::Shrug:: Not to mention I wouldn't use a GTX 460 if someone gave it to me for free testing, because of all the intermitent "some people have problems some people don't" associated with that card. /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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I was looking at [url="http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_550_Ti_Amp_Edition/21.html"]these[/url] nice little graphs.

What issues are people having with the GTX460s? I've personally sold heaps of them and haven't had one back yet.

*Enters state of paranoia*
[quote name='Goddess84' date='17 March 2011 - 11:31 PM' timestamp='1300368671' post='1209061']

Less power? How the heck you figure that?



Straight from Guru3d.com:



GTX 550 Ti OC:





GTX 460 1GB:





14 Watts is 14 watts. The 550 uses less power and is faster in many instances, from what I saw in the reviews ::Shrug:: Not to mention I wouldn't use a GTX 460 if someone gave it to me for free testing, because of all the intermitent "some people have problems some people don't" associated with that card. /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



I was looking at these nice little graphs.



What issues are people having with the GTX460s? I've personally sold heaps of them and haven't had one back yet.



*Enters state of paranoia*

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#13
Posted 03/17/2011 09:48 PM   
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