EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card
Introducing the latest entry in the GeForce GTX 500 Series product lineup, the high-performing EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card; the EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card. Get your PC ready to dominate this year's blockbuster game titles like Crysis® 2 and Duke Nukem Forever. And with up to 6x the performance of previous generation graphics, you know you are well armed for the future.
Performance is not the end of the story though; full DirectX® 11 done right that blows away the competition, NVIDIA® 3D Vision, NVIDIA® Surround™ Gaming and NVIDIA® PhysX® give you the edge on your opponents and peace of mind on your hardware. Get serious performance today with the EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card.
What It Is And Why You Need It:
A Closer Look
|Interface Type||PCI Express 2.0|
|Connector(s)||2x Dual-Link DVI-I|
|1 x Mini-HDMI|
|Multiple Monitors Support||Yes|
|Max. Monitors Supported||2|
|GPU Series||NVIDIA GeForce 500 Series|
|GPU/VPU||GeForce GTX 550 Ti|
|Maximum Resolution||2560 x 1600|
|Additional Features||PureVideo HD|
|NVIDIA® PhysX® Technology|
|NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology|
|Maximum Analog Resolution||2048 x 1536|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||2560 x 1600|
|Video Card Profile||Standard|
|Core Clock||951 MHz|
|Memory Clock||4356 MHz|
|Shader Clock||1903 MHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||104.5 GB/sec.|
|Shader Model 5|
|Video Output||Dual DVI|
|Minimum PSU Wattage Requirement||400 Watt|
|Specification Notes|| To provide the most accurate specifications, the specifications listed are based upon the manufacturer's exact model specification as published on the manufacturer's website, and the manufacturer's product documentation.|
Few PC users have ever experienced the huge productivity boost that comes from using multiple monitors on the same PC. Ironically, many of today's PC have the capability already installed, and Windows (since 2000) natively supports dual monitors. Configuring dual monitors is so easy: just use the second video port (if there are two separate ports installed), or add a second video card or better yet, a video card that has dual DVI ports. Then plug in your second monitor, change a couple of simple Windows settings, and you have double the Windows Desktop. This lets you have your spreadsheet and email visible at the same time, or PowerPoint and Photoshop. The combinations are endless. And since most of the overhead is handled by the video card, there is little significant impact (if any) on system performance. Dual Monitors is one of the simplest, yet most amazing productivity boosters you can add to your PC! Optionally, you can use a dual monitor stand and recover your workspace in the process!
Express - Delivering Dramatically Improved Graphics
Doubling the bandwidth of the AGP 8X graphics bus, the new PCI Express represents the most profound change to desktop architecture in nearly a decade. PCI Express replaces AGP, allowing much larger amounts of data to move between the graphics card and the CPU, and will soon replace PCI expansion slots as well. The PCI standard allows for a 32-bit bus with a maximum throughput of 133MB/s. By contrast, PCI Express will run at 2.5GHz. PCI Express is a two-way serial connection that carries data in packets along two pairs of point-to-point data lines, compared to the single parallel data bus of traditional PCI. Gamers will benefit from an incredible upgrade in video quality with PCI Express, because it will allow for more powerful video cards, inspiring developers to create more realistic environments that will make games come alive with astonishingly lifelike colors and images. Video enthusiasts will also benefit because PCI Express will accommodate higher-quality video throughput (amount of data you can send per second). As network television moves over to HDTV broadcasts, PCI Express positions the PC platform for integration into the living room, while also allowing for HD video editing and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. PCI Express is compatible with existing PCI drivers and software operating systems and is designed to co-exist with current PCI hardware.
Express 2.0 - High End Graphics Have Arrived
A number of optimizations and improvements have been made to the protocol and software layers of the PCI Express architecture in the PCI Express Base 2.0 specification. These include:
Video Card Designs
Today's high performance video cards enable amazing graphics, and frequently come emblazoned with high-impact graphics, or in brilliant colors. These help to enhance the appeal of the card. However, from time to time, manufacturers do change these designs and colors, but this has no effect on the features, specifications, or performance of the specific video card model, and will usually retain the same manufacturer's model and part number. The images displayed for a video card are based upon the sample provided by the manufacturer, and the specific visual design you receive may vary. So remember, while the card may look cool, it's the specs that matter!
Before you buy - make sure your motherboard is compatible with this video card. For example, PCI Express video cards won't work with motherboards designed only for AGP or PCI video cards, and vice versa. Please read the specifications carefully or call us for expert advice.
PCI, AGP, and PCI-E (PCI Express)
Check your motherboard and make sure you are purchasing the correct cardbus type.
There are 3 types of cardbus slots currently available: PCI, AGP, and PCI Express (PCIe 2.0 is compatible with PCIe slot)
- The most widely used I/O bus, it provides a shared data path between
the CPU and peripheral controllers, such as network, display, SCSI and
RAID cards. Though limited in terms of performance, they are considered
the best value when you upgrade your video capabilities on a PC. The PCI
interface can be found and used in nearly any motherboard.
- The AGP slot is next in line of higher graphic performance. It was designed
especially for the throughput demands of 3-D graphics. It offers up to
8x improvement over a PCI card, is 32 bits wide and runs at 66 MHz. It
provides a direct connection between the card and memory, and only one
AGP slot is on the motherboard. The motherboard must be equipped with
an AGP bus slot for an AGP card to be compatible.(AGP 1x provided a data
transfer rate of 264 Mbytes/sec. AGP 2x is 528 Mbytes/sec. AGP 4x is 1
Gbyte/sec. AGP 8x is 2 Gbytes/sec.)
Express - PCI Express is the newest technology that
is superior to both PCI and AGP, in terms of graphic performance. It offers
performance as much as 4x faster than the fastest AGP 8X slot. PCI Express
connections can support fast data transfer rates, which can be used to
connect high-speed devices such as high-end video cards. The slots come
in different variations and speeds, such as x1, x4, x8, and x16. Presently,
most high-end motherboards meant for design, video production, or gaming
come with PCI express slots. To use a PCI Express card, your computer
must have at least one available PCI Express slot.
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My 9800GT was having fan issues, so I upgraded to this. I can tell it handles the graphics more smoothly, and better detail in Skyrim. This card requires a PCI-E power cable, won't run off the PCI-E slot power. It also isn't a good choice for running two in SLI because of the size - my mobo has the slots too close together for two of these. Other than that I'm pleased!
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Great graphics and video card. Very quiet fan. I a very happy with this card.
I've never, ever played games at 100% full on graphics settings. This card gives great performance, yet is easy on the budget. I was thinking of going with the 580, but figured I'd try this one first. Not sorry I did at all.
Fast and Awesome!
This thing is all the speed I need for gaming and I can play easily on High Detail, I personally play League of Legends and my FPS is always steady and smooth.
This video card runs like a champ, and performed better than expected. A+