Summary: This card is a dream come true for gamer's and home video editor's on a budget. We all can't have a $2,000 rig, and if you've had to sweat for that $400 to $500 do it yourself PC, this card will fit in perfectly. My PC: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition (3.4 ghz) Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P MOBO 8 Gigs RAM Inland Gold Series 600 Watt PSU Windows PRO 7 32X (It was free) 22" HP LCD Monitor (Max Res 1366 x 768) and of course - EVGA GTX 550 Ti (FPB) As you can see, I by no means have a...
Summary: I purchased a Dell Inspiron computer a couple of years ago for general household use with no plans to use it for gaming. However, I couldn't resist buying Starcraft II and Skyrim, so I bought this card as well to upgrade my computer. The price of the card alone is impressive, since this is a mid level card which I was able to buy for under $100 (Amazon was running a special, so I think the normal price is $110 or so).
Summary: I got this card to throw in my girlfriend's slightly outdated PC. She wanted to be able to run Sims 3 and Half-life 2 without any issues. Well this card did the trick, and at a good price. Even though Sims is more of a processor heavy game, this smoothed out the game quite a bit. If you are a hardcore gamer, or have a little more money, I would highly recommend what I put in my machine, GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi). Don't let the lower number scare you!
Summary: Over All this Card is performing Pretty Well for the Price, runs Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2 (BETA) flawlessly. the only reason i didnt give 5 stars is when you put the slider to best quality the card starts shuttering really bad to a point where games are almost unplayable, however if you have it at balanced it works pretty well.
Summary: It is definitely worth the price. I bought this video card for Diablo 3. I thought it would be just enough for the game, but it suprised me. Good performance and low cost. I think it can handle most of games in the market.
Summary: I have to admit that for years I've bought into the big dollar version of video cards. Spending $500 or more for a card was just something I accepted each time I built a machine or upgraded parts. I recently built a HTPC and used a cheap ($50) nvidia card for it and discovered it looked and performed close to my 580 that I'd spent big dollars on. I thought what the heck!?!
card worked great in dell xps 8100 with only a 350watt psu!!!!
8 May 2012
Summary: Just wanted to say that i got this card because it uses less power than the old gts 240 oem card that i got from dell. i have a xps 8100 with 8gb of ram and a core i7 8600 running at 2.6ghz. this card runs idle for me at 29 degrees celcius and while im playing a game it still runs cool with fan speed around 35 to 40 percent. i only have a 350 watt psu in my comp thanks to dell and it seems to be running this card 100 percent perfectly fine.
Summary: Called the customer care first to consult about uninstalling the drivers for the old (ATI) card, got instructions quickly with virtually no waiting. Took me 5 minutes to remove old drivers, 5 mins to put the new card in, downloaded newest driver in another 5 mins, everything worked perfectly right of the bat. The EVGA card performance is really good, visually big upgrade from the old one. And my Win7 Experience Index for graphics went to 7.5 in all categories.
Summary: Very good performance. $130 for a GTX 550 is a good value. Especially when a $20 rebate comes back from EVGA. Don't think I would ever SLI this card, but it does allow for some overclocking. It is a large two slot card that needs a power plug. Make sure your power supply is sufficient - I'd say at least 500W. Relatively quiet, but gone is the VGA port. Does come with an adapter though. If I recall it also has an HDMI port. Will play modern games.