Nvidia launches GeForce GTX 550

PC gaming just got a lot more fun today with the introduction of the latest graphics processing unit with an estimated e-tail price of 149$

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PC gaming just got a lot more fun today with the introduction of the GeForce® GTX 550 Ti graphics processing unit (GPU) with an estimated e-tail price of 149$.

The GTX 550 Ti is the latest in NVIDIA’s Fermi line of consumer GPUs, designed to deliver stunning DirectX 11 performance. It brings a new level of price/performance to mainstream PC gaming, while maintaining exceptionally quiet acoustics and requiring minimal power.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti technical specs
Process technology 40 nm
Transistors NA
Die size NA
GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores 192
Graphics Clock 900 MHz
Processor Clock 1800 MHz
Texture Fill Rate 28.8 billion/sec
Memory specs:
Memory clock 1025 (4100) MHz
SDRAM type 1024 MB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 98.4 GB/sec
Feature Support:
NVIDIA PureVideo Technology HD
NVIDIA PhysX yes
Microsoft DirectX 11
Shader model 5.0
OpenGL 4.1
Bus Support PCIe 2.0 x16
GeForce 3D Vision yes
GeForce 3D Vision Surround yes
Display Support:
Maximum Digital Resolution 2560×1600
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048×1536
Standard Display Connectors 2x Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
Multi Monitor yes
HDCP yes
HDMI 1.4a
Audio Input for HDMI Internal
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height 111 mm (4.376 inches)
Length 210 mm (8.25 inches)
Width Dual-slot
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature 100°С
Maximum Graphics Card power 116 W
Minimum Recommended System Power 400 W, minimum 12V current rating of 38A
Supplementary Power Connectors One 6-pin


Like all NVIDIA “DX11 Done Right” GPUs, the GTX 550 Ti delivers the world’s fastest performance in its class for DX11 games. Compared with the closest competitive product, the GTX 550 Ti is up to 50 percent faster in today’s newest DX11 tessellated games, and 38 percent fasteri in previous-generation DX9 and DX10 games. And with NVIDIA SLI™ technology, the industry’s most scalable multi-GPU platform, gamers will be able to increase their PC’s gaming performance by adding a second GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

Drew Henry, general manager of GeForce GPU business at NVIDIA, said:

The GTX 550 Ti paired with our 3D Vision technology provides gamers with an amazing low-cost platform that delivers an awesome immersive experience. As the leader in PC gaming hardware, we are excited about the future of PC gaming and how we can make those experiences as immersive as possible.

With an estimated selling e-tail price starting at 149$, the GTX 550 Ti is available starting today from the world’s leading add-in card partners, including, ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, KFA2, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, and Zotac.

In addition, today sees the launch of amazing new GeForce GTX 550 Ti Systems.


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