Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Just Cause 2
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti is good in this third-person shooter, enjoying a 25% advantage over the GeForce GTS 450 which really seems to call for an upgrade if you are a fan of Just Cause 2. Thanks to the factory overclocking, MSI’s version of the new GF116-based solution is competitive to the GeForce GTX 460 768MB as well as to the Radeon HD 6850.
Lost Planet 2
We expected a larger gap between the old GeForce GTS 450 and the new GeForce GTX 550 Ti in Lost Planet 2. It looks like the affordable graphics cards do not have the resources necessary to process the complex tessellation algorithms implemented in this game. The general trend is clear, though. The MSI card outperforms the Radeon HD 5770 but cannot compete with the GeForce GTX 460 768MB and Radeon HD 6850.