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GTX 460 vs. GTX 550 Ti

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MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC
MSI GTX 550 Ti Cycline II OC

Price difference is minimal (few dollars)

What are the PROS and CONS of each?
Edited by reyo - 4/15/11 at 1:26pm
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None, the 460 will absolutely dominate the 550ti - the only slight advantage is the slightly less power consumption of the 550ti and not by much - go with the 460!
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I see! I thought since it's a GTX500 rather than a GTX400, it'd be better... but guess not.
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GTX 460 = 336 Processor Cores
GTX 550ti = 192 Processor Cores

Though the GTX has faster core speed, the thing to look for on Nvidia side are the Processor cores with the few exceptions: 460:336PC VS 465:352PC, but the memory bandwidth and higher clock speed combined with better or more efficient power use of the 1gb GTX 460 gives them an edge over the 465. And the 480-480pc vs 570-480pc, which because of the weaker mosfets on the 570 I would pick the more energy hungry 480, just to get the extra headroom when ocing the card.
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Pros of 460 : More horsepower.
Cons : Don't think there's any cons for it.

Pros of 550 : Uses less power.
Cons : Overpriced.
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