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Is Nvidia GTX 470 or Nvidia GTX 550 Ti good enough for nowadays gaming?

So I was digging around a forum and I found people who sell working but used card. So my question is the card I mention above can play most games today? Such as BF3, Borderlands etc. I'm playing at 1366 x 768 resolutions. And can these cards plays at high setting at an average of 40-50 fps?
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    At that resolution they will play pretty decent, id sli the 550tis and overclock to 1ghz and they play very well. I was playing bf3 on ultra 1650x1050 no AA tho getting 60fps stable with vsync and you can get each card for about 75 a piece. I just sold both mine the other day actually .
  2. 06yfz450ridr said:
    At that resolution they will play pretty decent, id sli the 550tis and overclock to 1ghz and they play very well. I was playing bf3 on ultra 1650x1050 no AA tho getting 60fps stable with vsync and you can get each card for about 75 a piece. I just sold both mine the other day actually .


    Is it in multiplayer? Because mostly I'm playing heavy paced game such as World Of Tanks, World Of Warplanes and others. So it's possible? I live in malaysia so these kinda card is rare and a little bit pricey but it's lucky enough that the owner is selling it at an affordable price though. Anyway thanks mate.
  3. They might be, but considering the price of the GTX760 and that it performs like a GTX670 what is the point of even considering them?

    - If you cannot find a GTX760 for under $300 then you are being ripped off

    - If your local PC shop says they don't have them in stock, take your business elsewhere, don't spend money on low end hardware out of guilt.

    Sure 2nd hand deals might be good, but the main goal of 2nd hand (to me anyway) is to build an awesome machine with ISA slots (that support DMA) so that you can boot into PC/MS-DOS, Windows 95c, Windows 98SE, Win2K, WinXP, etc. and play games in DOS that require a 'true' Creative Sound Blaster 16 / 32 AWE card, etc.

    Investigate a little and see what the total cost is between such systems and the total expected performance.
    - Doubling the money put into a GPU or video card does not double the price of a low end system, it may however double the performance... resulting in a far superior price/performance ratio by spending a little more on just one part.

    Since the performance is better, the system runs better for a longer period of time; therefore the slightly higher upfront cost is spread over a longer life-time of the machine.

    So you might spend +28% more (in total system cost), but if it lasts 3 years instead of 18 months you've actually saved money by not having to perform upgrades to keep the system going.

    This all depends on what you are planning to do with the system of course.
  4. Tabris DarkPeace said:
    They might be, but considering the price of the GTX760 and that it performs like a GTX670 what is the point of even considering them?

    - If you cannot find a GTX760 for under $300 then you are being ripped off

    - If your local PC shop says they don't have them in stock, take your business elsewhere, don't spend money on low end hardware out of guilt.

    Sure 2nd hand deals might be good, but the main goal of 2nd hand (to me anyway) is to build an awesome machine with ISA slots (that support DMA) so that you can boot into PC/MS-DOS, Windows 95c, Windows 98SE, Win2K, WinXP, etc. and play games in DOS that require a 'true' Creative Sound Blaster 16 / 32 AWE card, etc.

    Investigate a little and see what the total cost is between such systems and the total expected performance.
    - Doubling the money put into a GPU or video card does not double the price of a low end system, it may however double the performance... resulting in a far superior price/performance ratio by spending a little more on just one part.

    Since the performance is better, the system runs better for a longer period of time; therefore the slightly higher upfront cost is spread over a longer life-time of the machine.

    So you might spend +28% more (in total system cost), but if it lasts 3 years instead of 18 months you've actually saved money by not having to perform upgrades to keep the system going.

    This all depends on what you are planning to do with the system of course.


    Mate, I can't even afford an i5 at this rate. You know the currency exchange right mate? USD 300 is equal to RM900+ . I'm trying to build a cheap gaming computer, upgradable one that I'll upgrade when I get into college or university in like 2 years time. So I'm just digging in the forum to find some used gpu,cpu and other stuff to save more money.
  5. Hi, look, here one post review of 550Ti performance with BF3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDud9jO3wJM at high settings with FRAP he get's 25-40 FPS though i wonder what is resolution? But it shouldn't be less than 1366 x 768.. In comment i found he says in MP he gets up to 60FPS without FRAPS, so BF3 seems to be playable.

    I think You will be able to play nowadays games at "normal" settings, but as there will come new game engines like Frostbite 3 in BF4 You never now how it will perform with this hardware..
  6. NoOneLt said:
    Hi, look, here one post review of 550Ti performance with BF3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDud9jO3wJM at high settings with FRAP he get's 25-40 FPS though i wonder what is resolution? But it shouldn't be less than 1366 x 768.. In comment i found he says in MP he gets up to 60FPS without FRAPS, so BF3 seems to be playable.

    I think You will be able to play nowadays games at "normal" settings, but as there will come new game engines like Frostbite 3 in BF4 You never now how it will perform with this hardware..


    It says on the video that he's playing on 1080p so I guess an avg of 25-40 fps on High HD settings with fraps. So that means it'll do just fine lor. Right, thanks for the input. Now I can rest awhile.
  7. Zgames said:
    Tabris DarkPeace said:
    They might be, but considering the price of the GTX760 and that it performs like a GTX670 what is the point of even considering them?

    - If you cannot find a GTX760 for under $300 then you are being ripped off

    - If your local PC shop says they don't have them in stock, take your business elsewhere, don't spend money on low end hardware out of guilt.

    Sure 2nd hand deals might be good, but the main goal of 2nd hand (to me anyway) is to build an awesome machine with ISA slots (that support DMA) so that you can boot into PC/MS-DOS, Windows 95c, Windows 98SE, Win2K, WinXP, etc. and play games in DOS that require a 'true' Creative Sound Blaster 16 / 32 AWE card, etc.

    Investigate a little and see what the total cost is between such systems and the total expected performance.
    - Doubling the money put into a GPU or video card does not double the price of a low end system, it may however double the performance... resulting in a far superior price/performance ratio by spending a little more on just one part.

    Since the performance is better, the system runs better for a longer period of time; therefore the slightly higher upfront cost is spread over a longer life-time of the machine.

    So you might spend +28% more (in total system cost), but if it lasts 3 years instead of 18 months you've actually saved money by not having to perform upgrades to keep the system going.

    This all depends on what you are planning to do with the system of course.


    Mate, I can't even afford an i5 at this rate. You know the currency exchange right mate? USD 300 is equal to RM900+ . I'm trying to build a cheap gaming computer, upgradable one that I'll upgrade when I get into college or university in like 2 years time. So I'm just digging in the forum to find some used gpu,cpu and other stuff to save more money.


    550ti has trouble with 64 players on my sli 64 players I got 60 fps stable no problem. a nice overclock is needed but they have no problem doing it. a single card I had some wide range of fps.
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