The guys at VR-Zone have done it again. This time, they've unearthed a slew of details about Nvidia's upcoming GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card, whose existence was recently betrayed by a beta graphics driver.
Naming "leaked material" as its source, VR-Zone says the GTX 550 Ti will resemble the GeForce GTS 450, with a similar circuit board and 1GB of GDDR5 memory. However, the upcoming product will pack a new GF116 GPU with a narrower memory interface (128 bits). In terms of performance, the GTX 550 Ti will reportedly outpace AMD's Radeon HD 5770 by 35% in DirectX 11 games and 20% in DX10 titles.
Nvidia's slide decks often include such comparisons with competing GPUs, so that might be the kind of "leaked material" the site is talking about. If so, this story could well be legit. We won't know for sure until March 15, which is when VR-Zone claims Nvidia will officially lift the curtain over this bad boy.