DirectX 11 GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API’s key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation.
NVIDIA CUDA technology
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
NVIDIA PhysX technology
Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
NVIDIA SLI Ready
Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing AFR (Alternate-Frame-Rendering) for the world's premier gaming solution under Windows 7 with solid, state-of-the-art-drivers.
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
Expand your games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate “inside the game” experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technologies. NVIDIA® Surround™ also supports triple screen gaming with non-stereo displays.
NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
PCI Express 2.0 support
Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
Two dual-link DVI-I connectors
Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc format, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
Microsoft Windows 7 Support
Windows 7 is the next generation operating system that will mark a dramatic improvement in the way the OS takes advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU) to provide a more compelling user experience. By taking advantage of the GPU for both graphics and computing, Windows 7 will not only make today’s PCs more visual and more interactive but also ensure that they have the speed and responsiveness customers want.
OpenGL 4.0 Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
One mini-HDMI 1.4 connector
- by David_W @Mar 15, 2011
NVIDIA GTX 550 951 MHz GPU 192 CUDA Cores 400 MHz RAMDAC Memory 1024 MB, 192 bit GDDR5 4356 MHz (effective) 104.5 GB/s Memory Bandwidth Interface PCI-E 2.0 16x DVI-I, DVI-I, Mini-HDMI SLI Capable Resolution & Refresh 240Hz Max Refresh Rate 2048x1536 Max Analog 2560x1600 Max Digital
Product Warranty This product comes with a 3 year limited warranty. Registration is recommended
Operating System Support Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows Vista 32/64bit, Windows XP 32/64bit
Requirements Minimum of a 400 power supply. (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amps.) One available 6-pin PCI-E power dongle Notes: Introducing the latest entry in the GeForce GTX 500 series product lineup; the EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. Get your PC ready to dominate this year’s blockbuster game titles like Crysis 2 and Duke Nukem Forever. And with up to 6x the performance of previous generations graphics, you know you are well armed for the future.
Performance is not the end of the story though; full DirectX 11 done right that blows away the competition, NVIDIA 3D Vision, NVIDIA Surround Gaming, NVIDIA PhysX and award winning EVGA support give you the edge on your opponents and peace of mind on your hardware. Get serious performance today with the EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti.
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Got this to replace a 9800GTX+, the performance difference is almost negligible, aside from the new technologies like SM5.0 and DX11 this card is not really better than the 9800GTX+ which is a midrange card from 3 years ago. If you can, save a little and get a GTX 560 Ti, because this car performs rather poorly for today's games if you game at 1920 x 1080 or more, even after overclocking it as much as possible with the stock cooler.
I use to have a 8800GTS 640mb card but it burned out. Was looking for a cheap replacement card but with decent performance. My PC is almost 5 years old and still very usable. If you are like me and don't want to invest in a whole new PC and you have a older lower resolution monitor then the EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Fpb is a good cheap card. A noticeable improvement over my old card. Recommended, if you had my old card or older.
FPS rates are as advertised, runs fairly cool with it's moderately sized fan and heat sink. Only problem I had was that I was getting about 20 FPS when I first put the PC together but after some fiddling (not sure what fixed it exactly) it is getting decent FPS
I purchased this unit from the Scarborough store after returning a bad xfx gt 630 . this one works fine ,was a fully sealed product . ,nice frame rates in all games (my resolution is 1280 x 1024 ).If you add 20$ you will get a gtx 460 1gb , which is more powerful than gtx550 .I choose this one because my psu is cx400 .I had a cyclone gtx 460 1gb before .during gameplay the temp of that unit was around 63~65c .but this gtx 550 ti is hitting 73 ~74 c during gameplays .i expected 65c ..
For this price this is a nice unit.If you have a good psu get a gtx 460 .
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