Gigabyte Launches "Virtually Silent" GeForce GTX 550 Ti Overclock Edition

Paul Lilly

Gigabyte claims its new GeForce GTX 550 Ti Overclock Edition graphics card strikes just the right balance between faster clockspeeds and quiet computing. Armed with a custom cooler, the GV-N550OC-1GI, as it's named, boasts "extraordinary overclocking ability" and outpaces reference GTX 550 Ti cards by 6 percent, Gigabyte says.

The custom cooler was designed in-house and utilizes a 10cm fan with a pure copper node inside. It's virtually silent, Gigabyte says, running anywhere from 21.7-28 dBA at its loudest. It also cools 8.7 percent better than a stock heatsink/fan, the company claims.

Gigabyte's version of the Ti 550 also includes better power switching loss, two dual-link DVI-I ports, HDMI with HDCP protection, 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4200MHz on a 192-bit bus, 1940MHz shader clock, and 970MHz core clock.

No word yet on price or availability.

Image Credit: Gigabyte

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