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Im finally going to upgrade my graphics card from my gts 450 and i was wondering whether i should go with the gtx 550 ti or the gtx 460. My price range is anything under 200 bucks. So other suggestions are also helpful. I was also wondering which of the two cards is better because they seem fairly even and the gtx 550 ti is only around 130 dollars? Any help is appreciated thanks!!
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GTX 460 definitely.
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post #3 of 10
GTX 550 isn't much better than a GTS 450. You should go with the GTX 460 for sure.
post #4 of 10
The difference between the 550ti and you're 450 is tiny, not even worth it.
post #5 of 10
I'm selling a GTX 460 1GB if you're interested. Shipping to Canada would be a bit more expensive but I'm more than willing to do it.
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post #6 of 10
i got a gtx 560ti works excellent if you can stretch our budget
post #7 of 10
550 Ti is one of the worst cards out there for its price point. You can do MUCH better.
post #8 of 10
^ agreed. The only real advantage that the GTX 550 has over the 460 is lower power consumption, whereas the 460 has much greater overclockability and raw power, due to having more shaders (336 on the GTX 460 vs. 192 on the GTX 550).

Plus, looking at benchmarks shows the GTX 460 on top, by a respectable margin.

Finally, the 1GB 460 can be had for around $150, depending on rebates, open box deals, sales, etc., making it not much more expensive than the 550.

So yeah, 460 all the way thumb.gif
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post #9 of 10
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Even an OC'd Cyclone 550ti loses to a stock 768MB 460... And that's particularly bad considering 460s are clocked in the 600s at stock and can easily hit 800-900MHz core or more.

Please don't waste your money on this card.
post #10 of 10
Out of the choice, a GTX 460 would definitely be better for you than a GTX 550 Ti

However, still under $200 is a 6870 from Newegg, it will beat an overclocked GTX 460 and it's only around $30 dollars more.

Radeon HD 6870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506
GTX 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130597

6870 will not overclock as well as a GTX 460 I hear.
GTX 460 vs 6870:
http://www.hwcompare.com/8240/geforce-gtx-460-1gb-vs-radeon-hd-6870/
GTX 550Ti vs GTX 460:
http://www.hwcompare.com/9691/geforce-gtx-460-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-550-ti/
GTX 550Ti vs Radeon HD 6870:
http://www.hwcompare.com/9710/geforce-gtx-550-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6870/

Hope this helps
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