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GTS 550Ti worth it if coming from GTS 250?

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Question in title.
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Do not buy the 550. get the gtx 460 768mb for the same price, it even has better performance. do not let the numbers fool you. the 500 series is the same technology as the 400 series in a new wrapper.
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@OP,
I suggest u to buy a hd6850,
u can also buy hd6870,theres a special deal at newegg,they are selling some models of hd6870(XFX & HIS) for $179-184 after rebate,try to grab one of them.
A hd6870 will blow a gtx460 768mb/gtx550ti.
Hope u like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ription=hd6870
Edited by Aniket - 3/20/11 at 12:34pm
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What about a 470? with the 590 coming soon the price might drop a bit

I need an NVidia card because I fold, and ATI drivers arent at their best at the moment(or maybe that changed)
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A 470 would be a big jump, yea. It also depends on what resolution you're playing, though. At 1440x900, a 470 would be a glorious waste of GPU power.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hyujmn View Post
A 470 would be a big jump, yea. It also depends on what resolution you're playing, though. At 1440x900, a 470 would be a glorious waste of GPU power.
a hd6870 performs same as gtx470 consuming less power than gtx470,
moreover as far as I know,no models of gtx470 are priced as low as $180,
so hd6870 is the best option.
Here is the link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ription=hd6870
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No. Your GTS 250 performs better than a 550TI or a 450.

If I were you, and on a budget, get a GTX 460 768, otherwise, GTX 570.
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I'd jump on a 460 if that's about what you can afford. Performs about 5-10 fps faster in most games, for about $20 more.
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@op,
since u are gonna fold on your rig,gtx460 768mb is the perfect card for u,but if u went for ati u could have got better cards like hd6850/6870 for around the same price
Edited by Aniket - 3/20/11 at 12:58pm
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No. Your GTS 250 performs better than a 550TI or a 450.

If I were you, and on a budget, get a GTX 460 768, otherwise, GTX 570.
No. GTS 250 is worse than either of them.

GTX 550 Ti > HD 5770 > GTS 450 > HD 5750 > GTS 250
 
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