GIGABYTE Unveils NVIDIA GeForceTM GTX 550 Ti Overclock Edition Graphics Cards

10cm fan makes the card virtually silent

Taipei, Taiwan, 16 March, 2010 – GIGABYTE Technology Co. LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to present overclock edition of GeForceTM GTX 550 Ti graphics card: GV-N550OC-1GI. Built with NVIDIA’s latest 40mn GPU and GDDR5 memory, GV-N550OC-1GI has extraordinary overclocking ability and outperforms generic GTX 550 Ti graphics card by 6% (3DMark Vantage Extreme mode). In addition, GV-N550OC-1GI is equipped with GIGABYTE’s latest in-house cooler design. With this new cooler and GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA materials, GV-N550OC-1GI runs much cooler and quieter than standard GTX 550 Ti graphics card does. Also, GV-N550OC-1GI provides all innovative features including NVIDIA 3D VisionTM, SLI, CUDATM, PhysX®, and Microsoft DirectX 11 technologies.

GV-N550OC-1GI masters the balance of overclocking ability and graphics card stability to provide gamers with a reliable gaming environment. Also, as opposed to the stereotype, GIGABYTE is able to maximize fan size to 10cm with the latest cooling design, this fan also includes a pure copper node inside. With a 10cm fan, the card is virtually silent that its noise level runs from 21.7 dBA to 28 the loudest. With these innovations, GV-N550OC-1GI runs 8.7% cooler than generic GTX 550 Fan sink.

GIGABYTE’s own Ultra Durable VGA Technology guarantees better overclocking capability, lower GPU temperature, and great power efficiency by using 2 oz PCB board, Samsung and Hynix memory, Japanese solid capacitors, Ferrite/Metal core chokes, and Low RDS (on) mosfet. With industry’s leading quality, GIGABYTE graphics cards are able to satisfy the most critical gamers.

For more details of GIGABYTE GV-N550OC-1GI, please visit the GIGABYTE VGA website:


GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world’s top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit for more information.