by Chris Daniel

Just in time for Crysis 2, we are excited to announce the new GeForce GTX 550 Ti, capable of powering through the 2023 alien-infested streets of New York at over 40fps… at 1680×1050 with the ‘Advanced’ setting, no less.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti is available in stores today for $149 USD and offers 28% faster gaming over the recent GeForce GTS 450. For any of the GeForce 8600 GT owners out there who have been waiting to upgrade, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti offers a 500% performance increase over your GPU and support for DirectX 11 gaming. You’ll be equipped to crank up the visual quality in hot new games like Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm.

For those looking to completely overhaul their gaming rig for Crysis 2, check out where we show you how to build a completely awesome gaming rig with the GTX 550 Ti for under $600! Alternatively, if you prefer to buy a new PC instead of building one, you can pick up a $599 PC with GTX 550 Ti from Cyberpower PC or V3 Gaming PC.

For a complete picture of the GTX 550 Ti gaming performance, take a look at our suggested optimal playable settings for the top games on

GeForce GTX 550 Ti is also packed with the latest GeForce GTX technologies including SLI, PhysX, 3D Vision, and NVIDIA Surround. And, starting today, you can get the new version of the 3D Vision wireless glasses kit on the NVIDIA Store, at a reduced price of $149 USD. You can learn more about this on Andrew’s blog post.