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Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti Review: Bridging The Budget Gap

Benchmark Results: Bulletstorm

Let’s see how these cards perform in Epic’s new shooter, Bulletstorm:

Note the drop in frame rates at 1680x1050: this is a problem acknowledged by the developers, who note that any resolution not divisible by eight currently suffers a performance penalty. This is something that will likely be patched in the future. For now, the developer suggests that folks with 1680x1050 monitors may be best served by adding a custom 1680x1048 resolution as they’ve outlined here. As it stands, the Radeon HD 5770 sports a notable advantage at the default 1680x1050 resolution with a minimum frame rate over 30 FPS.

The Radeon HD 5770 even manages a slight advantage over the GeForce GTX 550 Ti at 1920x1080, but the two cards are on par for all intents and purposes. The GeForce GTX 460 768 MB doesn’t show much of an advantage in this game until the 1080p resolution is reached.

  • hardcore_gamer
    It consumes more power than the 6850, which is significantly faster.
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  • Pherule
    192-bit, good move there.
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  • AMD_pitbull
    So, when is the release date on this? Or is it going to be another paper launch by the green team?
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  • zooted
    So it consumes more power, and is louder than the 460 768, yet performs just about on par with the 5770? What was the point of this card?
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  • hardcore_gamer
    The far superior, less power consuming 6850 is available for only $10 more..This card is pointless
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  • scook9
    zootedSo it consumes more power, and is louder than the 460 768, yet performs just about on par with the 5770? What was the point of this card?To cost a lot clearly lol
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  • dark_lord69
    "On par with the 4870"
    "The MSRP of the new card is $149"
    Well.. in that case I'll stick with my 4870 that I bought for $80.
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  • sithtis
    zootedSo it consumes more power, and is louder than the 460 768, yet performs just about on par with the 5770? What was the point of this card?
    God i was thinking exactly the same... whats the point of that. a 460 768 cost around 140 and less noise less power better performance... i really really dont get it?

    6850 or 460 768 are the cards to get... here in Canada you can get a 5770 for less than 100$
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  • K2N hater
    @Don

    How about the minimal FPS? Any substantial change on FPS once all eye-candy settings are enabled?
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  • cleeve
    K2N hater@DonHow about the minimal FPS? Any substantial change on FPS once all eye-candy settings are enabled?
    Minimum FPS readings should be there for most of the games we've benched.

    As for adding eye-candy settings, not sure that makes sense for this class of card as it might push FPS down to unpleasant levels.
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