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Power consumption is similiar I assume, but still we can always do a heads up comp to see if it's really better. It would be more fitting to compare this series to a 570 or 560 in an Sli setup. If the 4xx series is going to be phased out, then this bottom barrel card isn't really that bad.

Edit:I would sacrifice the few percentages to get almost 50watts less power consumption.
http://www.hwcompare.com/9691/geforc...ce-gtx-550-ti/
Edited by PROBN4LYFE - 4/17/11 at 7:42am
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Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE View Post
Well after various testing...I managed to squeeze "the sweet spot" out of the 550ti @ 1060/2300 (shader 2280?) and the temps didnt go over 40*. It's smaller and much easier to work with inside the case. And for $130 bucks it does what it's supposed to. Compared to my AMD PC with a GTX 465, most scores were similar even with the 550ti at stock. When OC'ed it wasnt even close. Ofcourse this is in part to do with CPUs as well. I'll have to try the GTX465 in the Sandy rig later on today, but the temps are a little hairy. All in all, It's a 550ti >not a GTX 460, 470, or 450OC. With the magic the overclock brings it's worth the price, can't always rely on reviews...sometimes you have to do it yourself.
Have you tried Crysis 2 with these clocks? any game is no problem for me, but Crysis 2 which I have to clock down at 1000/2200...
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That website just lists power consumption from the specs, useless website.
I doubt it would be 50W but it's somewhat lower than a 460 when both are overclocked.
    
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Have you tried Crysis 2 with these clocks? any game is no problem for me, but Crysis 2 which I have to clock down at 1000/2200...
I haven't ever played Crysis, but I have tested it on an RFOnline server I used to play a while back on full everything for a few hours. Extreme clocks are made for show not everyday use, that's why there are "Profiles" to save under MSI Afterurner!

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That website just lists power consumption from the specs, useless website.
I doubt it would be 50W but it's somewhat lower than a 460 when both are overclocked.
Well what you are saying is the specs are useless? Unless you personally have numbers to contradict, save a bland opinion sir.
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Well what you are saying is the specs are useless? Unless you personally have numbers to contradict, save a bland opinion sir.
I meant yea they are specs but not really tested, like the benchmarks. Anandtech bench would be better
    
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Isnt there a program that can measure that, I'd really to see how much mine is pulling. If so I probly need to switch my GTX465 for it and put the 550 in my 1055T rig.
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