For more information visit: www.PNY.com
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PARSIPPANY, NJ–(March 15, 2011) – PNY Technologies®, Inc. (“PNY”) is set to introduce the newest addition to their line-up of NVIDIA® GTX 500 series GPUs: the XLR8™ GTX 550 Ti 1024MB graphics card.
PNY’s XLR8 (ac-cel-er-ate) GeForce GTX 550 Ti Enthusiast Edition graphics card allows you to enter the incredibly detailed world of DirectX 11 for all the latest games. Driving up to 6x the gaming performance of previous generation graphics cards, GeForce GTX 550 Ti transforms your PC into a next-gen gaming rig. PC Gamers trust GeForce GTX to supply them with the graphic ammunition they need to rule their competition. From NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ to Surround multi-monitor gaming, PhysX® and the unbeatable power of NVIDIA® SLI® — with GeForce GTX you know you are well armed. The new GTX 550 Ti graphics card offers tremendous gaming power at a sub-$150 price point, as well as a Lifetime Warranty.
“The GTX 550 Ti is a great performing product that’s an exciting addition to our gaming line-up,” said Nicholas Mauro, senior marketing manager, PC components for PNY. “The 550 will feature the premium NVIDIA gaming technologies including: 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, SLI and more. All offered at a wallet-friendly price point.”
Additionally, consumers who purchase a PNY GTX 550 Ti will receive a bonus 3 month subscription to E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) Premium Video Game Network. ESEA is a video game solution provider, specializing in community tools, proprietary anti-cheat technology, custom server modifications, and an extensive network of premium game servers. Users can learn, play, practice and compete all with an ESEA Premium subscription.
The PNY GTX 550 Ti graphics card will also feature a bonus full-length movie download from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Consumers have their choice of over 35 movie titles from a broad selection of genres including Action/Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Romance, Sports, and Family. The bonus Sony movie downloads include recent blockbuster hits as well as favorite classics, such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Big Daddy, As Good As It Gets, 21 and S.W.A.T.
XLR8 GeForce GTX 550 Ti
* 1024MB of GDDR5 frame buffer memory
* 900 MHz core clock and 1800 MHz processor core clock
* 192 processor cores
* 98.5 GB/second memory bandwidth
* A texture fill rate of 28.8 billion/second
* An effective memory data rate of 4104 MHz
* MSRP: $149.99
PNY’s latest graphics card comes equipped with the following features:
* Microsoft® DirectX 11 Support
* NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology — with CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL Support
* NVIDIA PhysX Technology
* NVIDIA SLI®-Ready
* NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
* NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technology
* PCI Express 2.0 Support
* Two Dual Link DVI-I Connectors
* One HDMI-Mini Connector
* Dual Link HDCP-Capable
* OpenGL 4.1 Support
* Certified for Windows 7
PNY offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty for the entire XLR8 GeForce GTX Series, including the GTX 550 Ti graphics card. Users have a standard 1-year out of box warranty, extended to the lifetime of the original purchaser upon completion of product registration at PNY.com within 90 days of purchase. PNY also offers free 24-hour technical support.
The PNY GTX 550 Ti will be available immediately for purchase at select e-tailers, retailers, and PNY.com. For more information on the complete line of products that PNY has to offer, visit www.PNY.com. For the gaming enthusiast, visit PNY’s on-line gaming portal at www.XLR8gaming.net to participate in forums, special offers, contests and tournaments taking place now!
About PNY Technologies
Established in 1985, PNY Technologies®, Inc. celebrates over 25 years of business excellence as a leading manufacturer and supplier of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives, High Speed HDMI® cables, computer memory upgrade modules, as well as consumer and professional graphics cards. The company’s Photography-Videography, Mobility, 3D Gaming-Visualization and Business solutions are widely available from major retail, e-tail and wholesale outlets internationally. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, PNY maintains facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.