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Should I go with the 550 Ti or the 560 Ti

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My limit is 300$ which one should I get?
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Well,

the 560 ti is the better card. I assume you're gaming on it yeah? This is just dripping with details on what you're using it for etc etc. Also, you can get a GTX 570 for $314

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I recommend this GTX 560 Ti as I've never heard anything about the 550, as in nothing good and nothing bad but I know it exists, but I always hear positives about the 560 Ti. They are both under the budget, why not get the better one? And that 560 comes with Crysis 2 and a Crysis 2 T-Shirt you can sell for money off the total price, basically. Unless of course you don't have the game and want the T-shirt. Of course its up to you, but that's my recommendation ^_^

P.S. I would posted this in the nVidia section so people don't jump in here and throw ATI suggestions at you
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Also, you can get a GTX 570 for $314
I hear the 560 Ti doesn't under-perform it by much and runs quieter anyways o.O
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post #5 of 19
550 ti is a waste of the video card market, you could easily get a gtx 460 768mb which outperforms it and is cheaper.
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post #6 of 19
The 550 Ti isn't comparable with the 560 Ti or even the 560 (or any 460 model for that matter). It is a slight upgrade from a GTS 450.



Of those two, the 560 Ti is a much better choice.
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Originally Posted by rivaldog View Post
I recommend this GTX 560 Ti as I've never heard anything about the 550, as in nothing good and nothing bad but I know it exists, but I always hear positives about the 560 Ti. They are both under the budget, why not get the better one? And that 560 comes with Crysis 2 and a Crysis 2 T-Shirt you can sell for money off the total price, basically. Unless of course you don't have the game and want the T-shirt. Of course its up to you, but that's my recommendation ^_^

P.S. I would posted this in the nVidia section so people don't jump in here and throw ATI suggestions at you
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The 550 Ti isn't comparable with the 560 Ti or even the 560 (or any 460 model for that matter). It is a slight upgrade from a GTS 450.



Of those two, the 560 Ti is a much better choice.
Where do you get that chart at?
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check out this

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

You can see benches for different applications etc etc.

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