MSI N550GTX Ti 1GB Reviewairman -
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Featuring all-new game tests, 3DMark Vantage is for use with Vista-based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. "Entry" is 1024 x 768 progressing to "Extreme" at 1920 x 1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- Settings (each preset): Default Testing
- Entry: 1024 x 768
- Performance: 1280 x 1024
- High: 1680 x 1050
- Extreme: 1920 x 1200
Even moreso with Vantage than I found with 3dmark11 is the performance increase over the GTS450, which increases to almost 15% at lower resolutions. With these numbers, along with the high performance cooler, stock overclock, and MSI's high-end components, this looks like a great choice for the sub $160 market!