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GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB $169 (Galaxy) or keep the BFG GTS 250 OC?

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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2013 12:54:13 PM

I have a small dilemma. It's called wanting something you don't really need to replace something that still works incredibly well.
My problem is the fact that technology has inched its way up in the last 4 years. How much? I'm not sure. I really haven't had any new equipment in some time, so I really would like to try the GTX 650Ti Boost 2GB DDR5 with the 192 bit path. I've read it kicks ass, then I scroll down and read something like 'my Nvidia 240 works better!'
The GTS 250 is still being sold at a local shop (ATD-inc) for $179. Why? 'It's still a very good card' the salesman tells me.
So, I am not looking to buy a 650Ti Boost 2GB just to say "knew it" when it comes to wasting money.
If this card isn't worth the upgrade I would surely appreciate an experienced answer that deals with an actual comparison "I owned a GTS 250, bought the GTX 650Ti Boost 2GB and here is the outcome:" and not just a '20% increase' that I will never really notice.
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a c 1318 U Graphics card
October 18, 2013 1:01:05 PM
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The 650Ti boost is by far the best card you mention! GTS 250 was a little slower than the GTS 450, the 650Ti boost is more than twice the performance of a GTS 450 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2013 1:08:43 PM

whoever said their 240 works better than a 650 ti boost is crazy. its just how things go. they get better as new technology is released. the 650ti boost is a great card. and as far as the salesman trying to justify the $170 price for a gtx 250, he's doing his job, he's doing whatever it takes to sell the product (although terribly overpriced). a 250 was good in its day, but as you said, 4 years have gone by. i never owned a 250, but i have seen a 650ti boost perform and it is great for the money, especially with some rebates/discounts that have been happening recently.

heres an old thread i found when searching...and keep in mind theyre referring to a 650 (non ti, non boost), which is a few steps below the one youre asking about:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/385538-33-tomshardwar...

I hope this helps put it in perspective
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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2013 1:12:39 PM

rolli59 said:
The 650Ti boost is by far the best card you mention! GTS 250 was a little slower than the GTS 450, the 650Ti boost is more than twice the performance of a GTS 450 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...

That chart looks very encouraging, especially when you consider the speed over the 450
a c 1318 U Graphics card
October 18, 2013 1:15:59 PM

Yep! It is a very good budget card.
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