A performance analysis of the MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC video card wouldn’t
be complete without some overclocking results, so we fired up EVGA’s Precision overclocking software utility to see what we can do with this video card.
Using the EVGA Precision software utility for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti
graphics card is one of the easiest ways to overclock a video card.
The highest overclock that we could get on the MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC video card was 1047MHz on the core, 2094MHz on the shaders and 1175MHz on the 1024MB of GDDR5 memory. This overclock was 100% stable on games and the synthetic benchmarks like 3DMark Vantage. We gamed on this setting for a few hours and feel safe to call it 100% stable. This is a 147MHz beyond the stock core clock speeds found on the NVIDIA reference design.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card at 900MHz/1800MHz/1025MHz:
MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC Graphics Card at 950MHz/1900MHz/1075MHz:
MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC Graphics Card at 1047MHz/2094MHz/1175MHz:
We saw 3DMark Vantage go up from X5190 to X6070, which is a 17% or 880 3DMark jump in performance from the NVIDIA reference design.