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Spend $20 more on at least a GTX 460 SE, or a full GTX 460 non SE that's on sale. Full fledged 460 not on sale will run you $200, you won't regret it, significantly more powerful than the 450.

But, spending $20 more on at least a GTX 460 SE makes absolutely all the sense in the world, significant performance increase for a very small amount of money.

SE just means a slightly lower clocked version of the full 460


You're currently using a 9600 GT, I had the 1GB model of that and it worked great for what I used it for, 2 months ago I upgraded to what I have in my sig and it was amazing increase, 6x more powerful, literally. So I know the hardware you're coming from.
The SE has shaders laser cut though.
    
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GTX 460, find one for sale, massive boost over a 550Ti.
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The SE has shaders laser cut though.

I know this as I was originally going to get a 460 SE before my budget increased, but, now I see what you and the other person were trying to say. I should of worded my original statement as "lower performing version" rather than "lower clocked version". The core logic of my statement is still valid, I merely chose the improper wording to summarize it.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 6/5/11 at 9:46pm
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I know this as I was originally going to get a 460 SE before my budget increased, but, now I see what you and the other person were trying to say. I should of worded my original statement as "lower performing version" rather than "lower clocked version". The core logic of my statement is still valid, I merely chose the improper wording to summarize it.
Also would like to add, the 550 isn't just a 450, has more shaders and such.
    
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GTS 450 has 192, GTX 550Ti has 192, but the latter clock higher at stock.
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post #16 of 17
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Also would like to add, the 550 isn't just a 450, has more shaders and such.
Oh gosh, I completely forgot the OP was talking about a 550, not a 450. So, hence my original comments about a 460 SE + non SE. I think I need sleep. I had to re-read the entire thread because it just wasn't clicking then I had a real life face palm moment when I clicked the OP's link and it said 550. It happens to everyone, and usually it's humorous.
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GTS 450 has 192, GTX 550Ti has 192, but the latter clock higher at stock.
Sorry, it has more ROPs and more VRAM bandwidth.
    
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