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MSI GTX 550 Ti Cyclone II

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Posted March 15, 2011 by Jake in Video Cards

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Introduction

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti is the latest in the Fermi lineup, and while it may share a similar naming scheme as the GTX 560 Ti, it does have some distinct differences, not the least of which is a considerably lower price tag. Costing about $150 for the reference and slightly more for the custom versions from board partners, this creates a very interesting scenario, as it sits alone amongst current-gen cards at this price point. There is no 6000 series AMD card that can compete, so Nvidia is breaking new ground here by offering what appears to be a very compelling product for gamers on a modest budget.

One of the interesting things about the launch of the GTX 550 Ti is there will be several models available from Nvidia partners simultaneously, and this one is from MSI. Bringing a custom cooler and a factory overclock, today is quite exciting if you’re in the market for a new graphics card that won’t break the bank.

Toss in some very impressive overclocking headroom and low temperatures, and only one question remains: what does $155 get you?

Let’s find out.

MSI Established in 1988, MSI Microsystems Ltd. is well-known for manufacturing stable, excellent, and innovative graphics accelerators. As one of the top PC components manufacturers, MSI continues to provide top-to-bottom graphics cards with stable and excellent quality to the world.

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