id give it about a 6 at stock settings, but ive seen some nasty overlocks on these cards just like the 560ti, if you can get a card with overvolting capability and a good cooler you should be able to play most everything on high at 1080p no AA of course, and maybe some eyecandy turned down but its a good card for sure
I'd give it a 6. It's OK, but for the price you're better off with a Radeon 6850 or a GTX 460 1GB (if you can find it) as both cards are significantly faster. Even a 6790 is a little faster and a better value, but of course it uses too much power for me to say it's better outright .
I used to think no card would take the honor away from the 5800. Then they gave us the GTX465.... GTX550 isn't THAT bad headspin.
Well when you can get a Radeon HD 6850 that just mops the floor for just $10 or $20 more than the 550ti becomes a terrible card however if it were in the proper price bracket it should be in like under $100 then it would be a good card because that is the price bracket of its competition.