MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti Cyclone II OC 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti Cyclone II OC 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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  • Quiet cooler, Factory overclocked, MSI Afterburner, Upgraded cooler, Huge overclocking potential, Requires only 1 PCI-E power connector, Operates with low temperatures, DX11 capable
  • Incredible cooling solution, Stronger stabile overclocks, Better quality VRM area, Very quiet cooling solution, Better gaming performance over reference clocks
  • High quality of manufacture, Can compete against Radeon HD 6850 when overclocked, Wide range of supported FSAA modes, Highly efficient cooling system, High performance in applications using tesselation, Low noise, Good overclocking potential, Nvidia PhysX


  • Heatsink beyond normal ATX specs, Heat dumped into case
  • Cooling system too large.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Bjorn3D on 85

The MSI GTX550 Ti Cyclone II OC brings a lot to the market. With it's upgraded cooler, factory overclock, and small size, it's a great addition to a low to mid-range gaming computer. It performed right where we expected it to at 1680x1050 and at...

By Ninjalane on 100

After reviewing a few different GTX550 Ti graphic cards it does start to lose its flavor, especially when the results can be so similar. So it is a major relief to get a refreshing view of a reference card from MSI. They beefed the GTX 550 Ti up with...

By FutureLooks on 80

I’m going to keep this short because the test results speak for themselves. This card would be very easy to recommend if there were no GTX 460 768MB cards out there. For gaming, the GTX 550 Ti’s slightly older brother is a far better buy at...

By X-bit Labs on

We’ve got rather mixed impressions from our benchmarking the newest GeForce GTX 500 series product in 17 tests. Let’s take a look at the performance summary: So, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is superior to the previous generation of affordable...

By Legit Reviews on

The MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC is another great example of a custom GeForce GTX 550 Ti video card that costs less than $150 and performs very well!...

By PCPer on

NVIDIA continues progress with the Fermi architecture by moving the GTX 500 series of cards down into another new price range. Unfortunately, the previous generation of parts from its own lineup are keeping the card from looking as good as it could....

By Benchmark Reviews on 92

Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC Video...

By Guru of 3D on

Final Words & Conclusion The GTX 550 Ti series is going to be interesting in the sense that it addresses a very specific market, it makes it a hard to pinpoint and position product though, that market probably is not the audience. Fact...

By Overclockers Club on

So, I'm going to jump on out there and say that for those looking for a sub $160 video card with the capabilities to run the latest games at moderate resolutions and medium to medium-high quality settings, this is far from a bad choice. It offers...

By Pureoverclock on

The simple fact right up front is that the GeForce GTX 550 Ti continues the winning ways of the GTX 500 series cards. The price point of the 550 Ti, however, is far lower than its other siblings, and in fact this new card is really more of a successor...

By techPowerUp! on 88

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti adds yet another item to the overcrowded mainstream plate, in the GPU buffet. At the outset, any addition is a good one for the buyer, as it increases consumer choice and tends to affect pricing of other products in the...

By on

Last year AMD launched their 2nd generation DX11 cards starting from the mainstream segment with the HD 6800 series, moving towards the high-end with the HD 6900 series later on; quite the opposite of how new graphics cards are usually launched....

International Review By ComputerBase on

Bis jetzt konnte noch keine GeForce GTX 550 Ti, die wir in unserem Test-Labor hatten, so richtig überzeugen. Entweder war die Lautstärke unter Windows oder unter Last zu hoch, oder die Leistungsaufnahme wollte uns nicht gefallen. Und auch die...

International Review By Clube do Hardware on

A MSI N550GTX-Ti foi entre 4% e 10% mais rápida do que a GeForce GTX 550 Ti padrão, e como ela vem com uma solução de refrigeração melhor e custa apenas US$ 5 a mais do que o modelo padrão da GeForce GTX 550 Ti, ela...