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post #51 of 66
I just wonder if it would dedicated physX well enough at this price.
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post #52 of 66
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Originally Posted by drufause View Post
I just wonder if it would dedicated physX well enough at this price.
an 8800gt/gt240 is enough for physx. why get this?
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post #53 of 66
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On par with a 460 SE and 10% slower than a 460 non-SE. Who knows!? Next driver release could make this slightly newer achitecture run on par with a 460 non-SE... For nearly 2/3 the price of a GTX 460.
o right i forgot the 460 had that weird SE card
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I am going to buy the Zotac 1000mhz core version to go along with a amd build i am building soon.
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Next driver release could make this slightly newer achitecture run on par with a 460 non-SE... For nearly 2/3 the price of a GTX 460.
Good joke, much lulz were had.

To match a 460SE it would need to be overclocked... and I saw a very interesting Green Edition card from Gainward, for the cost of a 5770. At least around my place.
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Good joke, much lulz were had.

To match a 460SE it would need to be overclocked... and I saw a very interesting Green Edition card from Gainward, for the cost of a 5770. At least around my place.
Sure, if you think +/- 3% is a big difference... In BFBC2 and Just Cause 2 they will have the same results.
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Is the 550 a true X or is it an S?
     
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post #58 of 66
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Is the 550 a true X or is it an S?
It's like an OC'ed 450 with a slightly larger memory bus, so I would say "S".
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post #59 of 66
Well after various testing...I managed to squeeze "the sweet spot" out of the 550ti @ 1060/2300 (shader 2280?) and the temps didnt go over 40*. It's smaller and much easier to work with inside the case. And for $130 bucks it does what it's supposed to. Compared to my AMD PC with a GTX 465, most scores were similar even with the 550ti at stock. When OC'ed it wasnt even close. Ofcourse this is in part to do with CPUs as well. I'll have to try the GTX465 in the Sandy rig later on today, but the temps are a little hairy. All in all, It's a 550ti >not a GTX 460, 470, or 450OC. With the magic the overclock brings it's worth the price, can't always rely on reviews...sometimes you have to do it yourself.
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That's true but a GTX 460 768 is roughly the same price and that too can be overclocked.
    
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