PC gaming just got a lot more fun today with the introduction of two new products: the GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor unit (GPU) and a new version of NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless glasses kit, both with an estimated e-tail price of US$149.
The GTX 550 Ti is the latest in NVIDIA Femi line of consumer GPUs, designed to deliver stunning DirectX 11 (DX11) performance. It brings a new level of price/performance to mainstream PC gaming, while maintaining exceptionally quiet acoustics and requiring minimal power.
Like all NVIDIA "DX11 Done Right" GPUs, the GTX 550 Ti delivers the world's fastest performance in its class for DX11 games. Compared with the closest competitive product, the GTX 550 Ti is up to 50 percent faster in today’s newest DX11 tessellated games, and 38 percent fasteri in previous-generation DX9 and DX10 games. And with NVIDIA SLI technology, the industry’s most scalable multi-GPU platform, gamers will be able to increase their PC’s gaming performance by adding a second GeForce GTX 550 Ti.
Introduced two years ago, NVIDIA 3D Vision has quickly transformed consumers' gaming, photographic, and video experiences, and currently supports more than 500 3D games, a broad ecosystem of hardware and software partners, and 3DVisionLive.com, the first ever online 3D Vision community.
Today, NVIDIA is pleased to announce a new version of the 3D Vision wireless glasses kit that costs US$50 less than the original version, but also offers the same great 3D quality and features, and a rechargeable battery life of 60 hours, a 50 percent improvement over the original.
With an estimated selling e-tail price starting at US$149, the GTX 550 Ti is available starting today from the world’s leading add-in card partners, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, and Zotac.
The NVIDIA 3D Vision kit, which includes 3D Vision active shutter wireless glasses, a USB IR emitter and cables, is available today for US$149 (MSRP). NVIDIA has also reduced the price of an extra pair of 3D Vision wireless glasses to US$119 (MSRP). Both the 3D Vision wireless glasses kit and extra glasses are available today from http://store.nvidia.com and from leading retailers and e-tailers worldwide.