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i can get either card for a comparable price of like 90 and 110, respectively. my question is, which one is the better value? i want to assume the gtx but i'm not sure, i'm more of an AMD guy. The gts is a special asus version with the better cooling thing on it.

quick update, just found a gtx 275 for $100 as well
Edited by supercow - 12/20/11 at 11:48am
    
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550 it is the newer core

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450.

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GTX 550 is quicker. Can you afford an ATi/AMD 6870? That is as quick as a GTX 560, if not quicker.
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post #5 of 8
550 > 560 > 6870 > 560 ti

So if you have more money better buy is 6870 than 560 , but beetween does 550 is better and quicker.
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The 550ti is a GTS 450 with a 192-bit mem bandwidth instead of the older 128-bit that the GTS 450 has.

The 550ti will perform better.

What is your budget? Plus, you have to take your 300 watt OEM psu into consideration, bro. I doubt it would push a GTX 275.
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dont worry about the sig rig, it more or so a the comical build lol, never put in any others, just wondering now between the 550 and the 275 lol
    
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If you can scrounge up a few more dollars for it, the HIS 6850's are on sale at the egg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384

139 bucks FREE SHIPPING, 119 bucks after rebate. That 6850 would absolutely destroy both the 550ti and the 275. That's the power of a GTX 460 for about $50 less--70 bucks less after the rebate and it uses less power.

However you decide, good luck. thumb.gif
 
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