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PNY GeForce GTX 550 Ti Listed in Europe

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One of the first partner-branded NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics cards surfaced, listed on a European online store, priced at a little over €159. It is carrying PNY's part number GMGX55TN2H1IZPB, and doesn't carry the XLR8 branding. Based on the 40 nm GF116 silicon, the PNY GeForce GTX 550 Ti packs 192 CUDA cores, and clock speeds of 900/1800/1025 MHz (core/CUDA cores/memory actual). It packs 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. €159 does look like a steep price, but there's a lot of uncertainity surrounding it.

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Until the card is released and reviewed I think I will not believe this info. Something's fishy to say the least. Either the price or the specs are completely wrong. Many GTX 460 1GB are selling for less than that ffs!

They even claimed it will be 30% faster than the GTS450 or something like that isn't it? With the same 192 cores and a mild OC that's not going to happen. Add the price listed here (also the fact that rumors about the pricing were stipulating a similar price to this) plus the X in the name and my only conclusion is that the GTX 550 must be something more than what we think or what they want us to believe...

I said I believe it's going to have 256 SP when it was first anniunced and I'd like to be right (it'd explain the allegued performance).
 
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One thing i can't remember is: Was GTS450 priced the same too when it came out?
 
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130$ is the US price, but fudzilla prices the german or europes listing
 
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$130 most often means 130 €. A little less after a short while. Typically european prices fall sooner than US prices, because they are initially inflated that is.

For reference I could buy a GTX 460 1 GB for 150 € right now, while on newegg they're selling for $200.
 
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192SP? no way in hell.
 
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The GTS450 had 64 bits of bus disabled, which is what held it back. Given that all the 5 series cards so far have been fully enabled 4 series cards, I find it bizarre that there isn't a 192 bit bus on this card.
 

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fishy specs for a claim of 30% faster than a GTS450 with what appears to only be an overclock, nowhere near 30% more clockspeed.

Just enable all of the rops, and memory bus (present on GF106) and with these clocks thats the 30% easily.
 

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Want to see what comes out. a msrp of 159€ is a bad thing to begin, if you plan to set the card somewhat faster than a gts450, and sell it, it must be something better or it must be cheaper. Even after the market price, which is often under the msrp, 130-140€ are too much. Actually, I can buy a gts450 online for 90-100€ (best price atm is 89€) and a 460 starts at 130€... At a msrp of 160€, resulting in the same price of a gtx460, I don't see that much market for this new card.
 
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You cant divide 256 by 48 maybe 240 but i realy doubt it will have more than 192 sps.
And who said it will be based on 48 SP wide SMs? It could have 8 SM with 32 SP each, divided into 2 GPCs, that is, exactly half of a GF100/110. This way it would retain the same setup and geometry (+tesselation) power as the GTX460, maybe a wise thing considering that performance claims put this card in the same performance level as the GTX460 and to mantain a minimum geometry capability which could come in handy for future DX11 games. Basically this could be a way to create some predefined levels of geometry power available to game developers*: one high-end (GTX 480/580 etc) and one mid-range (GTX460, 550, 560, etc). AMD already did this, more or less, although indirectly, when they designed their architecture. Basically every AMD card has the same geometry and tesselation unit/pipeline, a single one, except Cayman which has 2.

* This way they could create 2/3 levels of geometry complexity - independent from shaders/filters etc- instead of having it be based on a linear progression. What I mean is that since Nvidia cards' geometry/tesselation power raises along with the number of SMs, Nvidia may try to create groups of similar geometry capabilities in order to make developer's life easier. i.e when it comes to geometry the GTX 550, 460 and 560 would be able to use the exact same complexity, with small natural variations that would benefit the faster cards, and since for example the GTX560 has far more shaders, you would be able to raise shader complexity, filter quality etc. But at any rate the geometry complexity is assured to be consistent for every segment in the lineup.

I'm very bad explaining myself. I just wrote the same thing 3 times over in this post (a bit differently each time) and I'm still not sure if it's clear... lol i hope so. :ohwell:
 
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I want a 550, but they should of added 256bit memory and 1gb and 2gb memory cards.
 

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Until the card is released and reviewed I think I will not believe this info. Something's fishy to say the least. Either the price or the specs are completely wrong. Many GTX 460 1GB are selling for less than that ffs!

They even claimed it will be 30% faster than the GTS450 or something like that isn't it? With the same 192 cores and a mild OC that's not going to happen. Add the price listed here (also the fact that rumors about the pricing were stipulating a similar price to this) plus the X in the name and my only conclusion is that the GTX 550 must be something more than what we think or what they want us to believe...

I said I believe it's going to have 256 SP when it was first anniunced and I'd like to be right (it'd explain the allegued performance).
Exactly. This is just a pure rebranding. My guess is that this card will be 5% faster than GTS 450. Nvidia made a great job with all GTX 500 cards, but I think that the GTX 550 will be a fail.

Maybe I'm wrong. Who knows :)