Excerpt: The mid-range market is really heating up and one of the best things about these mid-range cards is that companies get the chance to attack the models instantly unlike higher end models such as the new Dual GPU offerings from both NVIDIA and AMD.
Summary: 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 segment, but then it also adds to the confusion.
Pros: Overclocked out of the box, Quiet cooler under load, Good overclocking potential, Full size HDMI connector, Mixed density memory chips help increase performance, Support for DirectX 11, Support for CUDA / PhysX
Cons: Noisy in idle, Still limited to two active display outputs per card, No triple or quad SLI option, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time