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  • MSI GTX550 Ti Cyclone OC Video Card Review
  • MSI GTX550 Ti Cyclone OC Video Card Review


    Card Layout & Features

    MSI used the normal PCB setup found on the reference GTX 550 Ti cards, but the exposed heatsinks give it a completely different look.   Despite the visual differences the card is still based on the nVidia reference design.
    The MSI GTX550-Ti Cyclone looks very different with the larger than life heatsink and fan that goes well past the ATX standard.  The overall height of the heatsink should only be an issue for people with small cases, but for the most part most modern ATX cases will not be an issue.
    Video output is made up of 2 x DVI and a mini-HDMI digital output with an included dongle for connecting to a standard HDMI connection. HDMI does carry audio signal through a built in sound chip on the GTX 550 Ti.
    SLI is limited on the GTX 550 Ti to a maximum of two cards due to the single SLI bridge connection. We saw this become a standard on the GTX 460 with obviously no change in agenda.
    Included Goodies
    1x Molex to 6-Pin power adaptors
    1x Mini-HDMI to HDMI adaptor
    1x DVI to D-SUB adaptor
    1x Driver Disk
    2x Installation Manuals