Palit GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/22/2011 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Another GeForce GTX 500 series product hit the market last week. Man, both ATI/AMD and NVIDIA have been really active with all the new product releases ever since Q3 last year now.
To address the lower mid-range segment NVIDIA outs the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, priced at roughly 135 USD we call it the bang for buck product. And guess what, the 550 Ti is nothing to be ashamed about.
A product that will likely replace the GTS 450 real soon. Armed with an all new GF116-400 GPU this product has 192 shader processors embedded and is running a cool full gigabyte of GDDR5 memory on a 192-bit wide bus.
The first series of cards already arrived like two weeks ago here in that underworld we call the Guru3D trenches...
Today we'll be putting the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic from Palit to the test, armed with a new cooler we expect no noise and decent temperatures. The the card comes factory overclocked as well, and not a little. We'll have a deeper look in the product gallery of course. As stated this card comes factory overclocked, from 900 towards 1000 MHz. Extremely high frequencies... but get this, we'll bring this card towards a whopping 1100 MHz today.
Let's have a peek at what the GTX 550 Ti has in store for us.
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