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Good day all ...

I am currently in the market for a 550 TI and was wondering if someone could help me with a decision


EVGA GTX 550ti -- -- 951MHz Clock ... 1024MB 192-bit GDDR5 Memory 4356MHz
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

Club 3D GTX 550ti -- -- 920MHz Clock, 2048MB 192-bit GDDR5 Memory 4100MHz
http://www.club-3d.com/index.php/pro...c-edition.html



Would the extra GB memory be worth it ? ... will I notice the slight core\\memory differences ?? ... ... How's the cooling on each card ...

All information would be greatly appreciated ...
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If it were me, I would take the first one with the faster ram.

I don't know why you would want a 550ti with 2GB of Vram especially at your 17" Resolution.

I also see you have a GTS 450 so going to a 550ti is not that great of an improvement.

Good Luck with whatever you decide and I hoped this post helped.
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I am looking to upgrade to Full HD LED 23" by June next year ... that is why I am looking at the 2GB ...

What would be considered a good upgrade to my 450 that isn't a complete rip off ...
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post #4 of 24
Even at 1080p you wouldn't need 2gb with a 550ti.

IMO a 6850 would be a great choice

EDIT: However the longer you can wait to buy the better especially if your GTS450 is still allowing you to play the games you want.
Edited by Shev7chenko - 9/16/11 at 10:38am
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain View Post
Good day all ...

I am currently in the market for a 550 TI and was wondering if someone could help me with a decision


EVGA GTX 550ti -- -- 951MHz Clock ... 1024MB 192-bit GDDR5 Memory 4356MHz
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

Club 3D GTX 550ti -- -- 920MHz Clock, 2048MB 192-bit GDDR5 Memory 4100MHz
http://www.club-3d.com/index.php/pro...c-edition.html



Would the extra GB memory be worth it ? ... will I notice the slight core\\memory differences ?? ... ... How's the cooling on each card ...

All information would be greatly appreciated ...
Regards
As a long time 550Ti User i would definitely suggest spending $50 more and getting a GTX560, the 550Ti is comparable to a GTX240, I had a friend who has a 240 and his card actually beat out my 550Ti at stock speeds. And they where both Asus brand cards at that. Trust me when I say the 550Ti is not worth the time, I would even go so far as to say the 550Ti was the worst decision I made for a graphics card and would say it's more of a Money trap.
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What Shev7chenko is saying is, the GTX 550ti is basically a GTS 450 with slightly more memory bandwidth. For the price you're getting basically the same card. Pretty much the same capabilities.

GTX 460/HD 6850 are both very good choices as an upgrade if more power is what you're looking for. These two cards basically run neck and neck but, the 6850 uses less power, only requires 1 pci-e connector and (depending on the make) can cost less than a 460.
 
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post #7 of 24
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I was actually leaning towards a Nvida Card ... Have always used them ...

Will look at the 6850 though
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GTX550 looks like an OCed GTS450. Same amount of cores/ram.
AMD 6850/6870 are great value cards. Should look into those.
    
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How well does the 460\\560 perform ... in my country the 460 costs a bit more than a i5 2500K ... lol ...
Edited by Emissary of Pain - 9/16/11 at 10:46am
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How well does the 460 perform ... in my country the 460 costs a bit more than a i5 2500K ... lol ...
GTX 460's are great cards. They are still pretty costly here to because they have such a strong demand to this day GTX 460's.

Where would you be purchasing from? An online e-tailer or a walk in store? Do you have a link so we can see what they've got?

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