Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
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 $149 for the reference design, 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 we’ll be looking at a few today at launch. So consumers will have the choice of various cooling options, overclocked speeds, and even a few other goodies such as voltage tweaking tossed in for good measure. In fact, 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 under the hood, and only one question remains: what does $150 get you?
Let’s find out.