1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Club 3D First to Introduce 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti, CoolStream OC Edition

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,256 (11.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,585
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Club 3D B.V. is pleased to be the first to introduce the 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti CoolStream OC Edition. This card supports DirectX 11, CUDA and Nvidia PhysX technologies to provide the best experience on your favorite games with up to 3x the performance of previous generations. With NVIDIA 3D Vision technology you can now use two Gefore GTX 550Ti CoolStream OC Edition cards in NVIDIA SLI configuration to project across three displays with NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology.

    [​IMG]

    The new card comes equipped with CoolStream Cooling Technology to run your hottest titles without compromising performance. CoolStream features high performance heatpipes and a unique fan blade design to increase performance for your gaming and multimedia experience.

    [​IMG]
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Messages:
    4,466 (1.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    876
    Location:
    Europe/Slovenia
    This makes as much sense as placing a massive turbo charger on the old Fiat 500...
  3. DanishDevil

    DanishDevil

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Messages:
    10,203 (3.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,090
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    Club 3D First to Introduce 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti, Waste of Your Money Edition

    Fixed.
    Lionheart and freakshow say thanks.
  4. Lionheart

    Lionheart

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    4,024 (1.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    795
    Location:
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Lol good naming scheme
  5. mystikl New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Messages:
    100 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12
    It's not a waste of money if one plans to use it with a GPU renderer like Octane or Arion. Larger amounts of memory allow for larger scenes to be rendered.
  6. the54thvoid

    the54thvoid

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,223 (1.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,450
    Location:
    Glasgow - home of formal profanity
    Hmm.. The 2GB will help on sli with 3 monitors but not really all that well for high level gaming. So, buying 3 monitors = an expense, why buy a shitty card for such an experience? I'm sorry, AMD have the 3 monitor bag all sewn up.
  7. HalfAHertz

    HalfAHertz

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    378
    Location:
    Singapore
    I am pretty sure they store the scene in the main system ram, not video ram because the CPU also has to access the information. They're not rendered 100% by the GPU, more like 75% GPU and 25% CPU...
  8. mystikl New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Messages:
    100 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Actually the scenes are stored in both the system and the video memory, and SLI-ing 2 or 3 video boards doesn't increase the available video memory. Dont ask me why, they just do.
    The CPU doesn't do much in Octane, and the gpu is used so much that the OS's UI slows down. Iray though uses both CPU and GPU.
  9. Nesters New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Messages:
    121 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    27

    If GPU is used THAT much, i don't think one is putting 550Ti in his scene rendering machine.
  10. Xaser04

    Xaser04

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    734 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    100
    Given the memory controller design of the GTX550TI 2GB doesn't make any sense at all. Heck 1GB doesn't either but hey that's marketing for you.
  11. HalfAHertz

    HalfAHertz

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    378
    Location:
    Singapore
    You still get full speed access to the first 2/3 of the memory... :) But yeah it's hard not to agree with you - gimmick card is gimmick

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page