Power Consumption and Temperatures
So the GTX 550 Ti card isn’t exactly a stellar performer when put up against the same priced GPUs already on the market, but what can it do in terms of power consumption?

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The HD 5770 is definitely using less power at load (but more at idle) than the GTX 550 Ti though the GTX 460 768MB card uses even more than that – about 10% more.


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Without a doubt the Cyclone cooler on the MSI GTX 550 Ti OC card provides the lowest temperature on the GPU though none are anywhere near the limits of the GPUs themselves.

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