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[VRZ] NVIDIA GTX550 Ti Launching March 15th

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The upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, based on the new GF116 chipset is expected to launch on March 15. Although the GF116 is a mainstream chipset, NVIDIA has chosen to name its new card the GTX 550 Ti, and not the GTS 550. Performance is estimated to be up to 35% faster than the current AMD Radeon HD 5770, which also means the new card will tread into the GeForce GTX 460 family's territory.
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It is interesting to note that NVIDIA's upcoming card will be called the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, and not the GTS 550 even though it will be based on a new mainstream GF116 chipset. Like its bigger siblings, the GF110 and GF114, the GF116 will undergo a similar transistor-level rework for better performance-per-watt.

By carrying a 'GTX' tag, we should expect the new card's performance to be considerably faster than its GF106-based predecessor. According to leaked material, the new GeForce GTX 550 Ti will be (up to) about 35% faster than the AMD Radeon HD 5770 in DirectX 11, and about 20% faster in DirectX 10; it becomes apparent that the GeForce GTX 550 Ti will perform nearly as fast as the GeForce GTX 460 family.
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The thermal design power (TDP) for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is no more than 110W. As the TDP rating remains virtually the same as the GeForce GTS 450's 106W, the new card will retain the same sunflower cooler as the latter.

Currently, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is expected to launch March 15, 2011. Pricing is not available yet, but we estimate it to be around the US $200 mark.
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Near the same time as Dirt 3. Hm...
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Hmm if priced right can be a new card for the folding farms.
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post #4 of 11
So gtx460 price and almost gtx460 performance? Plus I know the 5770 will still command the price/performance ratio. nVidia never hesitates to overcharge.
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nVidia really is on a roll... though $200 seems like it could be a tad high if it's performing slower than the 460's
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Actually nvidia is releasing driver updates because of cards ?!?!?!
580/570 then 560ti then a driver for 550.
I am interested to see the oc of this card vs 460's oc.
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Review is a bit short on details but apparently it'll more or less be an overclocked GTS450, that costs significantly more. Huge Meh.
    
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post #8 of 11
It can't be no more than 129.00 or it just isn't worth it.Considering 450's can be had for around a hundred bucks.
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post #9 of 11
Price is $200? So it competes with 6850s?
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$200? Try $140. Somehow I doubt it will have the 460 level of performance.
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