Summary: There are faster cards out there, but for the not so dedicated hardcore gamer this card does what it needs to and it has all the connections one could ask for while still playing all of the latest games on just less than the highest quality.
Summary: MSI has made a truly great product affordable once again. I built a mid level gaming PC a few months ago and decided on an nVidia GeForce GTX 550 TI card because they were the right blend of performance and value for me.
Summary: For the price of this card, I don't see any reason to give it less than 5 stars. I bought this card as overkill for my new HTPC build so me and the wife could play co-op games if there's nothing we want to watch; it plays Borderlands 2 high/ultra-high settings without issue.
Summary: I purchased this card to replace an nVidia 7950 GX2 and the performance difference was amazing. This was for my son's PC. He plays WoW, League of Legends, Diablo III, etc, on the highest settings for all of these games and this card rips through them like a hot knife through butter.
Summary: The GTX 550 Ti has been a great card. I ordered my first one on January 4th and it was very easy to install. Just pulled out my old 9600 GT and slid this one in the PCI-Express slot. After I booted up my computer it auto detected the driver I needed and installed and rebooted.