GIGABYTE Unveils NVIDIA GeForceTM GTX 550 Ti Overclock Edition Graphics Cards

10cm fan makes the card virtually silent

Taipei, Taiwan, 16 March, 2010 – GIGABYTE Technology Co. LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to present overclock edition of GeForceTM GTX 550 Ti graphics card: GV-N550OC-1GI. Built with NVIDIA’s latest 40mn GPU and GDDR5 memory, GV-N550OC-1GI has extraordinary overclocking ability and outperforms generic GTX 550 Ti graphics card by 6% (3DMark Vantage Extreme mode). In addition, GV-N550OC-1GI is equipped with GIGABYTE’s latest in-house cooler design. With this new cooler and GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA materials, GV-N550OC-1GI runs much cooler and quieter than standard GTX 550 Ti graphics card does. Also, GV-N550OC-1GI provides all innovative features including NVIDIA 3D VisionTM, SLI, CUDATM, PhysX®, and Microsoft DirectX 11 technologies.

GV-N550OC-1GI masters the balance of overclocking ability and graphics card stability to provide gamers with a reliable gaming environment. Also, as opposed to the stereotype, GIGABYTE is able to maximize fan size to 10cm with the latest cooling design, this fan also includes a pure copper node inside. With a 10cm fan, the card is virtually silent that its noise level runs from 21.7 dBA to 28 the loudest. With these innovations, GV-N550OC-1GI runs 8.7% cooler than generic GTX 550 Fan sink.

GIGABYTE’s own Ultra Durable VGA Technology guarantees better overclocking capability, lower GPU temperature, and great power efficiency by using 2 oz PCB board, Samsung and Hynix memory, Japanese solid capacitors, Ferrite/Metal core chokes, and Low RDS (on) mosfet. With industry’s leading quality, GIGABYTE graphics cards are able to satisfy the most critical gamers.