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Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 474% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 330% more powerful and can run 686 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
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The GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition is released on 01 Mar 2011

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GPU
Architecture
Fermi GF116-400-A1
Process
40nm
TMUs
32
Texture Rate
32 GTexel/s
ROPs
24
Pixel Rate
24 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
192
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
1100 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
105.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
384KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
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GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition is a special edition of the upper-middle-class GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the standard edition's page for more information.
The new features include increase clock frequencies from 900MHz to 1000MHz and 1025MHz to 1100MHz of the core and memory clocks, respectively.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to standard GeForce GTX 550 Ti.
Some modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution but the largest part will have to be played with a 720p resolution to be played optimally.
This Graphics Card needs to be paired with a decent Quad Core CPU.


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2017
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"This Graphics Card needs to be paired with a decent Quad Core CPU."
"Best CPU Match Core i3-2100 3.1GHz". Eh?
I had this card, it runs dx9 games very smoothly on high/ultra settings @1080p, but with dx11 games it just struggles. Metro 2033 was barely playable with medium settings.

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2011
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actually i3 2100 is a powerful cpu, its enough to handle this card and it has hyper threading which makes it having 4 logical cpus'

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Yep i know it's enough and it has hyperthreading. But it's still not a quad core, and i'm pretty sure pip knows that :) Why not change it to a strong dual core? Would be more accurate, imo.

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haha, you got a point there

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