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Old March 15, 2011, 05:56 AM
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AMD's HD 5770 has long been the only real option for people looking to spend around $150 for a graphics card but now finally NVIDIA is trying to muscle into this price bracket. In order to do this, they are launching a new graphics card called the GTX 550 Ti 1GB which incorporates a revised GF106 core (now dubbed the GF116) alongside some forward thinking technology. But will that be enough to unseat the HD 5770?

We've published two reviews

A review of a stock-clocked card which can be found HERE

And a ROUNDUP of four different cards

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Old March 15, 2011, 06:20 AM
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Great work there, A review and a roundup!
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Nice, it is good to see more budget oriented cards filling the lineups.
Although there will always be the sabre rattling of the fastest GPU, these cards are the bread and butter of GPU's in terms of Volume.

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Great Job!

Unfortunately I think this is somewhat of a letdown. You can always find 6850's for about $150, I can see a niche for people who want quiet PC's however someone like my self on a budget will probably just get the better performing HD 6850 for about the same price.

Although the 550's minimum framerates do look quite nice there really isn't much of a reason to buy it over a GTX 460 or HD 6850
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Old March 15, 2011, 07:59 AM
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Colour me unimpressed....
With the cards, ofc.
In my mind the 460 SE launch was more about Nvidia's stock than providing the customer with a viable, niche product. Déjà vu... IF there are in fact dwindling numbers of 450s out there this makes more sense to me, but I doubt that very much.
At this price point, from a gamers perspective I would never own one of these while there are 6850s around. I'm a total Nvidia fanboy too.
Off to the Round-up! Yee-haw!
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No F@H numbers?
Not this time since I just didn't have the time to bench multiple cards in the F@H application. I'll plug in a card today and get some numbers.
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Old March 15, 2011, 08:25 AM
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Bah, clock speeds went up nicely but the performance gains were disappointing.
However lets not forget that 550Ti-460=90Ti! That's almost 100 moar Ti ladies and gentlemen!.....
Thanks for the reviews lads.
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With the GTX 460 768MB retailing for $130 after rebates at many retailers and the 1GB version not too far off at $160, things look a bit though for NVIDIA’s new kid on the block.
Should be tough.

Looks like I'll be getting a GTX 460...
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Great Job!

Unfortunately I think this is somewhat of a letdown. You can always find 6850's for about $150, I can see a niche for people who want quiet PC's however someone like my self on a budget will probably just get the better performing HD 6850 for about the same price.

Although the 550's minimum framerates do look quite nice there really isn't much of a reason to buy it over a GTX 460 or HD 6850
Where would you guys look for best prices on this 550Ti and the 6850? I've used tigerdirect and ncix before, but isn't there somewhere in Ottawa...direct-something...?
The 150 mark is my ideal price as well, though I'm partial to nvidia. I noticed in the review they don't refer to 'memory bandwidth'. I thought the b/w was a critical point of a cards' performance, so I've noticed many cards will still use 192bit, where even my old 8800gt is 256. I think I'm ready to upgrade my 8800 just in time for crysis 2.
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