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GeForce GTX 550 TiYou really can’t say that ASUS is scared to push technology as far as it can go, and sometimes, a little bit further than that. They have certainly been anything but scared of pushing the new GeForce GTX 550 Ti videocard from Nvidia.

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti was launched by Nvidia with a healthy design spec of 900MHz on the graphics clock. Although that is hardly a snail’s pace and not something to be sneezed at, ASUS felt that it wasn’t quite achieving its potential.

So, like any teacher who sees potential in her students, the ASUS team decided to take the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, put it on the new GTX550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition card, and overclock it to 975MHz. Then, obviously feeling that this little gem of a videocard could do even more, they upped that ante to 1015MHz on the Ultimate GTX550 Ti DirectCU.

The GTX550 Ti DirectCU is actually an excellent choice for most people who like to game but aren’t into heavy optimisation. It has low power requirements without compromising on performance and has a good price point for users who want a bit of bang for their buck.

The Ultimate GTX550 Ti DirectCU boasts a cooling fan along with two 8mm flattened copper heat-pipes that directly touch the GPU for improved cooling, the clever ASUS VoltageTweak, and ASUS Super Alloy Power. The latter is a clever blending of elements that results in a 15% performance increase along with a cooler operating temperature and an extended product lifespan.

Ultimate GTX550 Ti DirectCUIt’s the clever blend of cooling innovations, alongside extras like VoltageTweak and Super Alloy Power, that allows these cards to take the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti videocard to such excellent places on the clock.

So, if you happen to be on the market for a new card and would like to look at something that offers plenty of features, as well as a reasonable price point, then you should take a gander at what the GTX550 Ti DirectCU range has to offer.

Legit Reviews recently tested the Ultimate GTX550 Ti DirectCU very extensively and concluded that “The ASUS Ultimate GTX550 Ti DirectCU graphics card is one of the highest overclocked GTX550 cards on the market and the higher clock speeds mean that you get between 9-14% better gaming performance!”

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