Monday, March 14th 2011

Galaxy Designs 1 GHz GeForce GTX 550 Ti Hall of Fame Edition Graphics Card

Just a little later this week, NVIDIA will unveil the GeForce GTX 550 Ti mainstream graphics processor (GPU), successor to GeForce GTS 450. NVIDIA partners seem to be ready with their products based on the new GPU. One of NVIDIA's largest partners, Galaxy, is even ready with a highly overclocked model with its core running at 1 GHz (900 MHz reference), and 1150 MHz (1025 MHz reference) memory speed. Galaxy's card will use the HOF (Hall of Fame) identifier, which is supposed to indicate the company's highest level of factory-overclock speeds.

Based on the 40 nm GF116 silicon, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti packs 192 CUDA cores, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory, that's right, 1 GB, not 768 MB or 1536 MB. It looks like NVIDIA will be doing a mixed density memory chip setup. We can hypothesize that four of the six chips are 1 Gbit (128 MB), amounting for 512 MB; and two 2 Gbit (256 MB), amounting for the other 512 MB. Galaxy's HOF card will use a 3+1 phase VRM to power the card, and feature a dual-slot cooler. Its display connectivity includes one each of DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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14 Comments on Galaxy Designs 1 GHz GeForce GTX 550 Ti Hall of Fame Edition Graphics Card

#1
Animalpak
Well done Galaxy, they are very innovative !
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#2
HalfAHertz
that looks darn sexy. Now if they can get the price right and give you 460SE performance at 120-130$, we've got a winnAr
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#3
erek
is this faster than the GTX 460 SC by EVGA?
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#4

550? but why?
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#5
meirb111
an overclocked 450 glad i didnt wait got 6850 in the same price
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#6
NC37
I wouldn't put this at $120 segment. Performance should be closer to 460 so $150-$200. Which fits since the 560 is about $250.
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#7
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
if this is anything like the other nvidia cards then expect it to be as powerful as a 460 but run cooler.
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#8
Isenstaedt
by: meirb111
an overclocked 450 glad i didnt wait got 6850 in the same price
It's not the same GPU.
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#9
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
great to see she packs a 192-bit memory interface and 24 ROPS, this baby should smoke a GTX260, perhaps be ob par with GTX275/280/285 levels.

gotta admit thats a fair amount of power for such a low card.
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#10
HalfAHertz
by: Taskforce
550? but why?
Because it runs @ 1 JIGAHURTZILION
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HalfAHertz
by: Taskforce
550? but why?
Because it runs @ 1 JIGAHURTZILION. Expect it to be written with big flashy letters on the front of the box and boost sales by 25% :)
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#12
Chewers
by: erek
is this faster than the GTX 460 SC by EVGA?
Nop, is slower even then GTX460SE (coz less cuda cores and bw 192bit)
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#13
micropage7
nice card but with annoying name, HOF why dont they make it with OMG version
its pretty imppressive that galaxy push it into 1gig hertz which for me thats critical for OC
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#14
meirb111
by: Isenstaedt
It's not the same GPU.
learn to read said the same price not the same card
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