Nvidia's upcoming GeForce GTX 550 Ti
has appeared in several EU retail listings
, shedding light on the card's specifications and pricing. Although the following numbers aren't exactly conclusive, they seem to be consistent across several store pages for a PNY card (GMGX55TN2H1IZPB).
If accurate, the dual-slot GTX 550 Ti is based on the 40nm GF116 GPU, featuring 192 CUDA cores, 32 texture units, and GPU/shader clocks of 900/1800MHz. It will also carry 1GB of GDDR5 memory with a 128-bit bus and an effective speed of 4100MHz, while peak power consumption is rated at 110W.
Pricing seems to start around €160 ($220), which puts the new mainstream card in the general vicinity of overclocked GeForce GTX 460s and the Radeon HD 6870. It's also just below the recently reviewed GTX 560 Ti
, which uses Nvidia's GT114 GPU with double the CUDA cores and memory interface.
Spec-wise, the GF116 looks very similar to the GF106, which powered the last-gen GTS 450
before rebates). However, it seems Nvidia believes
the new chip's speedier frequencies (900/1800MHz versus 783/1566MHz) grant it access to the GTX branding and inherently higher pricing.