Nvidia GTX 550 Ti (MSI vs Palit vs Zotac) Review

By on March 15, 2011
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Too little, too late.

Good: Good performance at 1680x1050, Very quiet across the board
Bad: Priced too high for its performance level, Too slow at 1920x1200
Price: AED 700
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Since the HD 6850 is a capable card at 1900×1200, I benchmarked all the GTX 550 Ti at the same resolution and AA/AF settings.

As you can see, the HD 6850 beats the GTX 550 Ti with ridiculous ease. However, I was also willing to give Nvidia a chance with their recommended 1680×1050 resolution.

Apart from Far Cry 2, the GTX 550 Ti either performs the same as the HD 6850 (which is at a much higher setting), or is again beaten by it.

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