Joined on 12/21/09
Zotac Geforce GTX 550 Ti
Pros: Fantastic performance overall. i used to have a Great yet puny 4650 512MB graphics card which handled most of my games at a reasonable resolution but with everything on low low low. after i got this card almost everything can be maxed out with few exceptions but that's most likely because of my aging rig so i cant blame the card. It never gets to overheated. and works beautifully in both Linux Ubuntu & Windows 7 for anything including gaming on both.
Cons: No deal breakers at all but a few things that annoy me i cant use the pci port under the one express port i have because it would block the fan of the graphics card which really is more my motherboards con than this card but none the less it still annoyed me that i had to lose my internal wifi. it says its minimum recommended power supply is 400 but i honestly wouldn't go under 600 just to be safe. i specifically upgraded my power supply to a 600 when i got this card because i only had a 430W which was dying on me anyways. Mini-HDMI, i get that it was done to save space on the board but they could have at least packaged an adapter with it, they included a DVI to VGA adapter so why not mini to standard HDMI? this seems to be Nvidia in generally because my netbook has the same problem, but when i cable out through HDMI it never quite fits the screen properly without a little tweaking...and yes i always select the correct resolution.
Overall Review: That's about it, i'd gladly buy this card again should i build another computer. its a cheap and powerful graphics card that i don't see myself soon replacing. in fact i'll probably throw it into my next build.
Even when i got it for free with my graphics card i wanted a refund.
Pros: None whatsoever.
Cons: quite possibly everything. how could a game that went into development when i was 7 freaking years old go so wrong? if you didn't know how long the development took and the several developer changes you'd think the game was rushed its so buggy.
Overall Review: its awful. don't bother.