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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card (Palit and Zotac) Review


by Stuart Davidson - 15th March 2011
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Launch Review with Palit and Zotac

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Launch with Palit and Zotac


Both NVIDIA and AMD receive a lot of focus from consumers and the press on their high end products such as the GeForce GTX 580 or Radeon 6990 but a much larger part of their business is the midrange market. At this more affordable level both manufacturers and their partners flood the market with products, each trying to offer features, performance and value which will appeal to large groups of consumers.

Over the last year or so one of the more popular models in the mainstream area has been the GeForce GTS 450, a card which many consumers saw as offering a good balance of features and performance for the price. As the NVIDIA product catalogue changed, seeing the release of the GTX 560, 570 and 580 this meant there was a reasonable gap between the GTS 450 and the 460/560 Ti and today we see the release of a product designed to improve on the GTS model while filling the space below the higher specification cards.

That product is the GTX 550 Ti and we have two factory overclocked models on our test bench. Both will be put through a selection of real world tests which include Dragon Age 2, Shogun 2 and Crysis 2 as we look to find out who should be interested in the latest release from NVIDIA.
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