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i'd say..go for it! 256 bit bus=REAL video card..do itt!
 
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Originally Posted by Evil262 View Post

But a 550Ti is in most cases, Faster than a GTX460.
See here:

OP: the 550Ti is roughly twice as powerful as your old 8800, but if you do not think that is enough then the upgrade to a 560Ti would also be noticable. If possible i would opt for one of the 2gb variants, as the extra Vram really helps on newer titles.
If possible you could stretch your budget to a 560Ti 448Core, which is essentially a GTX570 in terms of performance.
Either of those 2 options should last you a couple of years before needing anther upgrade.

I was under the impression it's the other way around

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/29509-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-550-ti-oc-graphics-card-review/?page=9

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gtx-550-ti-gf116-radeon-hd-5770,review-32142-6.html

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/03/15/nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1gb-review/9


and for your edit

http://www.hwcompare.com/9691/geforce-gtx-460-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-550-ti/
Edited by GeforceGTS - 12/27/11 at 6:02am
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There will always be contradicting reviews. But my point here is the same and you are missing it:

The guy recommended he get a GTX460.

Why? 5% improvement in performance? Higher power consumption? No thank you.
     
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Yea i went from a amd athlon 64 x2 3800+ to the G620 using the 8800 gts 512 and wow the bottleneck from the 3800+ was severe to say the least.
Suddenly after like 2 years with the 8800 it was like a new card with the 8800 and the G620 i can play all games out at medium setting 1920 x 1080
and BF3 at minimum with 1660x1050 at about 25 to 35 fps. Then i got the GTX 550 ti and maybe its just me but improvements seem very minimal
compared to what i was expecting. Games like Batman and Metro 2033 as soon as you enabled DX11 features would spit this card out like its generally
to weak of a card to support the DX11 features in the first place. I feel like the 550 ti is a no eye candy card and was hoping the 560 ti would let me put at least
a little bit of shiny to my gaming experience.
post #15 of 30
Wasn't really contradicting, the link you posted and have now removed was for a GTX 460 SE or 768mb that's all smile.gif

I wouldn't normally recommend him a 460, but to be honest it may be his best option to pick up a 1gb 460 cheap second hand, his CPU will hinder a 560Ti/570 so why waste the money if he doesn't plan to overclock or upgrade anything else?
Edited by GeforceGTS - 12/27/11 at 6:11am
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460 is better than 550. However, 460 also costs more than 550.
When I upgraded from Athlon 6000 to Phenom 965, with same 9600 card in system, I had increase of fps in games. I don't remember numbers but I really felt like I had good upgrade for both gaming and PC everyday usage.

My friend bought last month i5 with 550ti and I tried BF3 on it. Runs very nicely and exceeded my expectations.

Don't forget trade section of these forums.


P.S. Batman DX11 is broken. It spits out all cards, don't worry smile.gif
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Originally Posted by zadermac View Post

Yea i went from a amd athlon 64 x2 3800+ to the G620 using the 8800 gts 512 and wow the bottleneck from the 3800+ was severe to say the least.
Suddenly after like 2 years with the 8800 it was like a new card with the 8800 and the G620 i can play all games out at medium setting 1920 x 1080
and BF3 at minimum with 1660x1050 at about 25 to 35 fps. Then i got the GTX 550 ti and maybe its just me but improvements seem very minimal
compared to what i was expecting. Games like Batman and Metro 2033 as soon as you enabled DX11 features would spit this card out like its generally
to weak of a card to support the DX11 features in the first place. I feel like the 550 ti is a no eye candy card and was hoping the 560 ti would let me put at least
a little bit of shiny to my gaming experience.

The 560Ti is a highly capable card. As i mentioned though, i would highly recommend the 2gb version so you have a bit more freedom, especially in games such as BF3, Which eats vram for Breakfast. You will comfortably be able to play BF3 with all high settings at 1080p with a 560Ti. However: See my below post.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post

Wasn't really contracting, the link you posted and have now removed was for a GTX 460 SE or 768mb that's all smile.gif
I wouldn't normally recommend him a 460, but to be honest it may be his best option to pick up a 1gb 460 cheap second hand, his CPU will hinder a 560Ti/570 so why waste the money if he doesn't plan to overclock or upgrade anything else?

I see where you are coming from here, But changing from a 550Ti to a 460 is completely and ridiculously pointless, and a complete waste of money.

OP: I think the biggest gain you could possible get here, is from changing the CPU. The Pentium chip really does fall behind in gaming. An i3 2100 would bring a large gain, and eliminate any bottlenecks you may be experiencing here, Or even if possible an i5.

The 560Ti may bring you a minimal gain in performance, but not enough with your current setup to make it a viable upgrade. At the moment you have a low end system with a mid range graphics card, I know why you want to crank up the graphics options in newer games, but with your current system its not really an option.

For now i would keep the 550ti, And invest in a new CPU as said above. I really think this will make a difference.
     
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I'm from New Zealand so unfortunately options are slightly more limited in price and range. And as for getting a 460 id rather go for a 570 and and then at least in the near future
i could get like an i5/i7 cpu and not have to worry about another gpu again. The i5 2500 is a pretty cheap cpu and a good enough choice for gaming i hear.
post #19 of 30
Get a HD 5870 you can get one for about $140 when they are on sale and it is almost as good as a 560ti you would have enough money left over to get a i3-2100
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I'm from New Zealand so unfortunately options are slightly more limited in price and range. And as for getting a 460 id rather go for a 570 and and then at least in the near future
i could get like an i5/i7 cpu and not have to worry about another gpu again. The i5 2500 is a pretty cheap cpu and a good enough choice for gaming i hear.

The i5 2500 is a very fast CPU. However do make sure you get the 2500K version, to allow any future overclocking, As it is only a very slight amount more money. This should bring you a boost in FPS, allowing you t crank the options up a bit more thumb.gif
     
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