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The GTX 550 isn't that bad of a card. I've seen the difference between that card and the GTS 250 and the jump is very noticeable. It's around the same increase as going to a GTX 260 c192. No lie.

It's not necessarily about what's the best for the money out there. If you can save $20 on a card thats quite a bit slower, yet a noticeable upgrade, then you generally go for it. I remember seeing a 7600GT for $80 and tried to get my dad to get it for me but he didn't have $80 to spare, so we settled for the $50 7300GT instead. Either way it was a huge jump from the crappy X300 I had in the machine at the time but you see what I mean.

It's gotten that award because people LIKE what they see from the increases in performance. Besides, the 768MB GTX 460 just looks odd from the lesser amount of memory in the title. Or so a friend told me recently. The 1GB GTX 550 Ti just looks better.
     
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It's gotten that award because people LIKE what they see from the increases in performance. Besides, the 768MB GTX 460 just looks odd from the lesser amount of memory in the title. Or so a friend told me recently. The 1GB GTX 550 Ti just looks better.
An upgrade in performance alone doesn't justify a purchase, especially when you can buy a card for a lesser price that bests it in nearly every case. I don't see a point in which the 550 bests the 460 (extra VRAM but largely irrelevant).
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An upgrade in performance alone doesn't justify a purchase, especially when you can buy a card for a lesser price that bests it in nearly every case. I don't see a point in which the 550 bests the 460 (extra VRAM but largely irrelevant).
To the average, uninformed, computer user it does actually.

Where do people generally go looking? Mind you, I refer to the general populace. I was in this group and very few people go for the recertified cards with a three month warranty. Can you call the child stupid because it doesn't know any better than what it's been told? I say no.
     
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An upgrade in performance alone doesn't justify a purchase, especially when you can buy a card for a lesser price that bests it in nearly every case. I don't see a point in which the 550 bests the 460 (extra VRAM but largely irrelevant).
Exactly this. They're almost identically priced ($5-$10 difference for God's sake), there is no justification for going with a GTX 550 at all. If you're gonna try and utilize 1GB of VRAM, get a better card.
    
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To the average, uninformed, computer user it does actually.

Where do people generally go looking? Mind you, I refer to the general populace. I was in this group and very few people go for the recertified cards with a three month warranty. Can you call the child stupid because it doesn't know any better than what it's been told? I say no.
Fair enough. I'm just gobsmacked after reading reviews of some GTX 550s how many were upgrading from something, which would mean they're enthusiasts/upgraders at least, and said they couldn't justify sparing an extra $5-$10 for a better card. OEM customers I'd understand at least, people who build/upgrade PCs to buy this makes no sense.
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To the average, uninformed, computer user it does actually.
To a point, but in no way should newegg perpetrate this misinformation.
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I've never understood how people can let $20-$30 sway a purchase decision. If one card is significantly better but costs $20 more, for gods sake spend the $20!
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I've never understood how people can let $20-$30 sway a purchase decision. If one card is significantly better but costs $20 more, for gods sake spend the $20!
At some point you just have to stop, you could really do this all day and end up with one of the top end cards
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Fair enough. I'm just gobsmacked after reading reviews of some GTX 550s how many were upgrading from something, which would mean they're enthusiasts/upgraders at least, and said they couldn't justify sparing an extra $5-$10 for a better card. OEM customers I'd understand at least, people who build/upgrade PCs to buy this makes no sense.
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To a point, but in no way should newegg perpetrate this misinformation.
I agree with both of you. But what can you do aside from saying "I told you all so. But you still don't listen."? Then then walk off leaving them to realize the stupidity of their actions when they realize it down the road... IF they realize it down the road.
     
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