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MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC Video Card Review
|Product:||MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II 1GD5/OC|
|Date:||Wed, Mar 23, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Retail Box and Bundle
The retail box for the MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC lists the main features that the card and clearly shows that the card is backed by a 3-year warranty.
Turning the retail box over, we see even more marketing text in many different languages and more details on the main features of this video card.
The MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC video card bundle included with the N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II 1GD5/OC graphics card includes a quick installation guide, a drivers CD, a DVI-to-VGA adapter and a mini-HDMI to HDMI adapter.
When you fire up the driver DVD that comes with the card you'll see this GUI that allows you to check out the user manual and install the drivers and utilities if needed. MSI includes demos and soft trial software from Adobe, AIWI, Loilo and Norton. We didn't use anything off the disk as a newer driver was available online from NVIDIA and MSI released a new version of Afterburner after the sent the video card for us to review. The usefulness of a software disc is very questionable in this day and age as it adds cost and usually never gets used.
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Page 1 - MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC Graphics Card
Page 2 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 5 - Just Cause 2
Page 6 - Metro 2033
Page 7 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 8 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - 3DMark 11
Page 11 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 12 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 13 - Temperature Testing
Page 14 - Power Consumption
Page 15 - MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti Overclocking
Page 16 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions