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GTX 550 Ti vs. GTX 460

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gtx 460

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-611-_-Product

gtx 550 Ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-652-_-Product

I do not know which card i should get.

One has higher clock timings and less processor cores, and the other has more processor cores slower clocks and is more expensive.

I am looking to buy one and then buy another when i need it after a price drop. maybe a year or two from now.

they both have 2GB of memory which is awesome, but which should I get?

(in the future I will have 4GB of GDDR5! )

also, I dont do rebates,
post #2 of 19
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Originally Posted by Darqside View Post
gtx 460

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-611-_-Product

gtx 550 Ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-652-_-Product

I do not know which card i should get.

One has higher clock timings and less processor cores, and the other has more processor cores slower clocks and is more expensive.

I am looking to buy one and then buy another when i need it after a price drop. maybe a year or two from now.

they both have 2GB of memory which is awesome, but which should I get?

(in the future I will have 4GB of GDDR5! )

also, I dont do rebates,
At what resolution do you game at? 2GB of VRAM is only useful for 2560x1600 and higher, and that resolution is only feasible with good settings with these cards if you have them in SLI.
    
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460 is better... and even if you SLI it'll be two cards with 2gb ddr5, you don't add the vram together.
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the 460 is a better performer
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460 is better... and even if you SLI it'll be two cards with 2gb ddr5, you don't add the vram together.
doesn't SLI double the available resources?
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GTX460's are much better and still OC very well..

GTX550ti is just a knee jerk card to fill a price point.. It doesn't excel at anything..
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460 is WAY FASTER, 550 is more like a gts 450. Even the SE or 756mb 460 is faster than the 550.
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post #8 of 19
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doesnt more ram mean less load times? i want to cut down on load times. i dont really care for having more than a smooth 60-70 fps with one card at high settings. i am going for 1920 x 1080 resolution screens.
post #9 of 19
Thinking about folding?

The GTX 460 has more stream processors than the 550 Ti (336 vs 192)
post #10 of 19
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doesn't SLI double the available resources?
Nope. Multi card setups share memory in a way similar to HD Raid setups. Data is mirrored on each card's VRAM. So with 2x 2GB cards, you'd only have 2GB of addressable VRAM in any given application.
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