Reviews and Problems with Asus ENGTX550 Ti/DI/1GD5
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ASUS 550 ti video card
Carlos Burgos, Amazon
4 December 2013
Summary: Hello and happy Holidays! These particular video card, from ASUS, its a strong line and quality video card I select from the base Nvidia 550 ti. it have a fine and wonderfull fan , speed, and OC features, that make it one of the best on the market. Good Driver But be aware its better stay on the 314.22 driver on this one, very stable driver for games, and overall use.
Decent, but can only do so much in an older system
Michael Jones, Amazon
30 October 2013
Summary: I have an older Athlon X2 system that only has PCI 2.0 available on the MB. This card is 2.0 compliant, but is LARGE and pulls down a lot of juice (older tech that still requires 2 aux. power inputs, though it does come with a helpful jumper to pull that from a 5V connector like a drive connector). This card is also DX11 capable.
Summary: This video card works great. My games have been loading faster with no glitches or freezes. The card works well on my older machine and I'm able to play all the current games. I like NVIDIA's approach to driver updates and game support. Great product and software.
Summary: This GPU earned 5 starts for efficienct processing power and expedient delivery. It is fit to run graphic intensive games like Batman: Arkham City and Diablo 3. I've had this for over 2 months and it is running like new. Smooth graphics and at least 60 frames per second. I would recommend this product to any avid gamer and computer tech.
Asus GeForce GTX 550Ti - An awesome upgrade for people with low budget
Javier S., Amazon
22 September 2013
Summary: I bought this card to replace my old EVGA GeForce 8400GS (512MB, automatically overclocked to 1775MB, but it was alright). My old card died suddenly one day when I installed Windows 7 64bit. The card wouldn't let my PC turn on, so it was also time to upgrade to a stronger card. I was almost going to buy a GeForce GT 630, but that one is weaker in front of this monster.
Summary: Behind the cutting edge for sure but great for my use, playing videos and moderate graphic level game usage - will run three clients of Eve Online, no problem. Will probably buy a 2nd for SLI.
Summary: The ASUS ENGTX550 is a great Nvidia card. I am re-purposing several older (3-4 years) systems in our small business, and I know that one of the best things that you can do to make an older system perform better is a new video card. (More memory always helps too!) I'm a big fan of Nvidia graphics, so that's where I looked. The systems all had GeForce GTX 4xx cards, and I didn't need GTX6xx power for what they're going to be used for, so the GTX 550 fit the bill perfectly.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade my GT 430 in an old Inspiron 530 with a Dual Core E8500. At first, I bought an EVGA GTX 650, but it ended up not working as the screen stayed black after the BIOS screen. Even with an exact replacement it didn't work. Thank goodness this card booted my computer, I was beginning to lose faith in ever upgrading from that low end card. Since the GTX 650 and this are really similar, performance from going with this older card shouldn't be noticeable.
Summary: I bought this card to replace my Geforce GT 8800. Received it in 2 days with no hassles. Put the card in, windows 7 recognized the card and started downloading the drivers before I could even put the CD in the optical drive. Runs real quiet, durable plastic (reached under the card and cut my finger on the fan) no cheap qualities here. ASUS has always been reliable in the past with my experiences. I would buy this product again.