The GTX 550 is at the lower end of nVidia’s line-up. It is more strong than the affordable AMD 6670 and needs a individual Six-pin power adaptor to function. It is similarly short though and will simply set into a little Computer case.
To dilute the size of the card, its power needs and its cost tag, nVidia has cut rather a lot from it. The GTX 550 just has a 192-bit memory bus, furnishing 98.5GB/second of storage bandwidth, around 1/2 that of the GTX 580. It too has just 192 stream processors, equated with 512 on the GTX 580.
The card’s function eclipsed the Radeon HD6670 through a braod margin. Bad Company II, Crysis and Stalker at together the tried results functioned much excellent, although the card even could not handle 30fps in Crysis.
The GTX 550 is more costly than the 6670, breaking the crucial psychological barrier. For that additional cash, you acquire a lot more function, creating games playable at 1920 x 1080.
However, a plenty more function can be had through expenditure a little more, and buying an MSI Radeon R6870 Hawk. That card is, but offers around 60% more function in Battlefield: Bad Company II and Stalker, and around 40% more function in Crysis. Through expenditure a little additional, you acquire a lot more graphics board.