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MSI N550GTX-Ti-MD1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 192 CUDA Cores
  • 1GB 192-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Louis W.
  • 1/14/2013 12:26:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Impressed

Pros: Solid built card, easy to install, and quiet.

Cons: Died after 9 months of moderate use. Some middle level gaming and basic internet use. The graphics quality was pretty basic even on middle settings on games like WoW. I purchased this card on a budget but I wish I had waited for a better card. Now I get to spend money on the RMA process that I could have spent on getting a better quality card. Factor in this expense down the road before buying.

Other Thoughts: This is my first and most likely my last MSI video card, I only purchased this one because I thought getting the MB and Video from the same company would be nice for a change, lol. I love their motherboards, but if this is how they make their video cards, it is better to stay away from them.

Another negative point is their tech support, I understand all companies outsource their support to 3rd world countries but it took me 3 calls before I found someone who understood me when I told them my video card was showing massive artifacts at start up. This should be easy for anyone working tech support to understand but the first 2 MSI reps were lost and just kept telling me to go to their website for information.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA with the following information.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically two weeks and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/26/2012 6:29:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fairly low price, good results, and nVidia's Linux drivers work right.

Cons: Only one DVI connector.

Other Thoughts: I had planned to move a card from a machine getting a GTX570, but that old card started being troublesome so I bought this as well. The 550ti does such a good job that while it's no 570, for my purposes it made me wonder if I'd overspent to get the 570. The only issue is, had I used this for my primary machine is that dual monitors wouldn't have been as trivial to set up as I had a spare DVI cable handy.

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  • John J.
  • 12/20/2012 9:48:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Works well. It looks awesome, even the packaging was really nice. It has not exploded, and I don't expect it to.

Cons: No complimentary stickers. I was really disappointed that I spent so much money on this elegant masterpiece, and yet I obtained no free stickers. MSI please, start giving away stickers.

Other Thoughts: It's blue.

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  • Patrick A.
  • 6/6/2012 1:10:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Gpu

Pros: Good grafique for the buck cheap price compare to GTX690 or GTX580 GTX560

Test whit Evga PrecisionX 3d-mark whit other benchmark too

Low temp
idle 36c
run 55c about

System
Win 7 64bit
Motherboard ,Asus P5N-D
Cpu ,Dual-Core CPU E5500 2.80GHz Wolfdale-2M , No Oc
Corsair twinx2 2x2go DDR2 ,5-5-5-12 2T , No Oc

Cons: Fan is Little Noisy can be better of thats !!!!

Other Thoughts: Thats is Kick *** product For the price,performance

Good Job Msi Again !!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/1/2012 1:37:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYo

Pros: I really have no problems with it at all. I just installed it, downloaded drivers and then started playing wow on ultra. If your looking to game on this consider it one of your choices. Decent price with really good graphics.

Cons: None at all personally.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/9/2012 9:02:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsupgrade from 8800

Pros: ddr5
price
easy install
work right away

Cons: a bit noisy

Other Thoughts: NEWEGG rocks arrived in my house (literally) with 23.5 hours after ordering

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/16/2012 11:40:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Budget Card

Pros: Example: Running Arkham City on very high although disabled the directx 11 its giving issues but I think it's the game; Anyways, It's at a constant 60fps. My cc is at 950mhz it saved me about 20$ on the red oc'ed edition.

Skyrim at ultra, trine 2 very high (just saying, it's an awesome game)

Cons: It gets a little hot but I just push up the fan. Nothing else really.

Other Thoughts: It's a really nice card for the price. I bought it when it had free shipping so that made it even more awesome.
Also it fits perfect in my small case.

This was a little build I did for my gf who wanted a small "cute" pc. Yea, it may look cute but it sure is beefed up inside especially with this card.


Lian li q08
Asus p8h61-i
i3 2120 3.3ghz
750gb wd black (refub)
seasonic s12ii (620w) great price at the time
adata 4gb

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  • James E.
  • 2/17/2012 7:40:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI: Good Choice

Pros: Plays CoD:MW3 with no lag, of course this handles WoW with no issues on Ultra settings. Also plays SWTOR just fine. Runs cool - Low fan noise. 192bit DDR5 which is nice for a card in this price range most cards in this price bracket use 128Bit memory. Windows 7 -WEI- Score 7.3

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from a 9600GT 1GB 256Bit DDR3 -
3D Mark Vantage with 9600GT: 4130 (Graphics Score)
3D Mark Vantage with GTX 550Ti: 10233 (Graphics Score)

Biostar A770E3 ATX MB
12GB 1333 DDR3 G.Skill RipjawsX
AMD Athlon II x3 3.1Ghz (Wouldn't Unlock)
Antec 430 C Watt Green PS (500 Watt max)
Seagate 500GB Sata II HD
MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 550Ti 1GB 192bit DDR5
NZXT Gamma ATX Case
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64Bit

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2012 10:53:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card for a budget build

Pros: After careful inspection and lots of testing its limits this card is in the classification "you get what you pay for". After running Skyrim with nearly everything maxed out graphically, this card is a work horse. I performed well under load and never got above 50 degress in my HAF 932 case.
Its come equipped with 1 full sized HDMI port (something you don't see much in the industry), which means NO adapters needed! I run my computer straight to my 42" Philips Flatscreen TV and have zero compatibility issues.

It also has a large fan that runs quiet and is a small card by comparison to my old GTX 275 twin Frozr card. The PCIE 2.0 keeps this card in the forefront of todays tech.
It is Backwards compatible for PCIE 1.0 slots making this thing a gold mine for those not wishing to do a full mobo upgrade just yet. A good card for a budget build!

Cons: A few things to note. The card shoud is made of a cheap plastic and if you look carefully its not even aligned with the card sqarely.
Aesthetics aside, this card only has 1 SLI connector on the card and didn't even come with an SLI bridge.

Last thing to note... WHO uses VGA connectors any more??
Seems like an aweful waste of space that could have been replaces by a second DVI or even HDMI port.

Other Thoughts: All around its a good card and I really can't fault it for working as hard as it does in my current system. I'm still using 4Gb DDR2 ram and a mobo with a PCIE x8 slot. I think my system is the reason its being held back.

Oh and shipping... Newegg... you rock! 5 days (with a weekend) from pressing the confirm button on my order till i got a knock at my door. EXCELLENT SERVICE on standard shipping!!

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  • Linda S.
  • 2/14/2012 9:30:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsi like it!

Pros: comes with nice overclocking software, even though im yet to find a need for it! this thing is running wow on ultra at some points ive seen 200 fps too bad my screen only does 60 lol

Cons: it runs a little warm.. BUT from what ive read these things are good up to 90 celsius. and once you run msi afterburner and remap the fan speeds it runs cool and quiet.

Other Thoughts: overall im happy with the card in general and if i need to upgrade i will just get one more and run them in sli

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