EVGA GTX 550Ti

By Nimish Sawant | Published on Jan 01 1970
EVGA GTX 550Ti

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Design and Build: The card is designed on the lines of the reference card. Only the shroud covering the PCB has a custom EVGA design which looks attractive. A centrally located fan is placed over the heatsink. Overall the build
quality is quite good.

Performance: Looking at the performance graphs, there is not a huge difference between the ZOTAC GTX 550 Ti AMP Edition card and the EVGA card, despite the ZOTAC card having a considerably larger boost in factory overclock. Also the EVGA card scores better than the competing HD 67xx cards. The best part about the EVGA card was its comparitively cooler operation temperatures. The temperature delta for ZOTAC card was almost double that for the EVGA Card.

Refer to the gallery to view benchmarks, as well as the below table.

Verdict: If you are looking for the best GTX 550Ti in the market, we would recommend the EVGA card. Not only does it give scores which are better than the refernce GTX 550 Ti, but it also operates at decent load temperatures. Also the utilties bundled in add to the features.

Score Out of 100: 51.58

Price: Rs.7,950

Features, Specs, Scores

Brand Model

EVGA GTX 550 Ti

Type of memory / Memory Clock (MHz)

DDR5 / 1089

Core / Shader Clock (MHz)

952 / 1903

No. of Stream Processors
192
Memory size (MB) / Memory Interface

1024 / 192-BIT

Connects on card

2xDVI-D, Mini HDMI

Accessories provided

DVI - D-Sub, 1x6pin power adapter, Driver CD

Game Provided
N
Synthetic Benchmarks
3D Mark 11 (Overall)
4452
3D Mark 11 (Graphics)
4331

Unigine Heaven v2.5 (1680x1050, 4xAF, Max Shader, Extreme Tesellation) Score

505

Unigine Heaven v2.5 (1680x1050, 4xAF, Max Shader, Extreme Tesellation) Frame rate

20
Temperature (Load)
55
Temperature (Idle)
34
Game Benchmarks

FarCry 2 (1280x1024, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

91.5

FarCry 2 (1680x1050, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

78.41

FarCry 2 (1920x1080, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

73.58

FarCry 2 (1280x1024, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

79.46

FarCry 2 (1680x1050, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

67.88

FarCry 2 (1920x1080, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

62.08

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1680x1050, No AA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

78.2

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1680x1050, 4x AA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

52.9

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1920x1080, 4xAA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

46.8

Resident Evil (1680x1050, 4xAA, Motion Blur on)

87.2

Resident Evil (1920x1080, 4xAA, Motion Blur on)

76.7

Crysis Warhead (1280x1024, DX10, Med) Avg

65

Crysis Warhead (1680x1050, DX10, Med) Avg

56

Crysis Warhead (1680x1050, DX10, Very High) Avg

25

Crysis Warhead (1920x1080, DX10, Very High) Avg

22

Dirt 3 (1280x1024, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

126.69

Dirt 3 (1680x1050, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

102.73

Dirt 3 (1920x1080, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

93.2

Dirt 3 (1280x1024, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

99.42

Dirt 3 (1680x1050, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

80.63

Dirt 3 (1920x1080, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

74.97
Crysis 2 (1920x1080 Hardcore)
33.91
Crysis 2 (1680x1050 Hardcore)
39.05
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