Nvidia on Tuesday welcomed a new mid-range part to its family of Fermi graphics cards. Based on the company's 40nm GF116 GPU, the new GeForce GTX 550 Ti is priced below $150, making it Nvidia's most affordable 500 series desktop card thus far.
“GeForce GTX 550 Ti is available in stores today for $149 USD and offers 28% faster gaming over the recent GeForce GTS 450,” Nvidia said on its blog. “For any of the GeForce 8600 GT owners out there who have been waiting to upgrade, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti offers a 500% performance increase over your GPU and support for DirectX 11 gaming. You’ll be equipped to crank up the visual quality in hot new games like Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm.”