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Upgrading from GTS 250 1GB (to GTX 560 ti OR GTX 650 ti)

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February 24, 2014 10:23:34 PM

Hi Guys,

I need some help on choosing what card should I get to replace my beloved GTS 250. I'm leaning on this two cards (because I am such a Nvidia lover, dunno why) GTX 560 ti and GTX 650 ti. I did some research about those two cards and some people say choose 560 ti because it outperform 650 ti, but some people say get the 650 ti because it is a newer card and etc. I'd also like to know if my procie will bottleneck those two cards.

my specs:
Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.1Ghz (stock cooling)
Mobo: ASRock H61M-VS3
RAM: Kingston 1x4GB DDR3 1333Mhz (low profile)
HDD: 500GB WD Caviar Black
PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme power 500w (dunno if my PSU can handle the new cards)

Thanks in advance for your help!
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February 25, 2014 11:05:54 AM

how about another idea, if you can afford it:
Asus GTX750TI-OC: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx750tioc...
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43753k...
You will be able to run with current supply you have BUT it's a tier 4 brand power supply, you will be only good if you will not stressing you psu unit too much with heavy load.
Note: EVGA won't require any external PCIE connector.
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February 25, 2014 2:50:09 PM

dude, I swear I was going to recommend the same thing. I am running a 650 ti, and the 750 ti which just came out is incredible in performance as well as a very VERY low power consumption card. and you can get it for under 150 bucks from newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just ordered mine, and can't wait to pop it in. From what I've read, its about a 45-50% jump in performance from the 650ti to the 750ti.
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February 25, 2014 2:52:19 PM

Oh, and your PSU is fine Watts wise, but I'd recomment popping a corsair in there, you could get a bronze certified 430W for under 20 bucks, and it definitely will never harm your system. And it will run your system just fine. Why don't u pop another 4gb of ram in there, one of the best things you could do to that system other than your GPU.
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February 25, 2014 4:58:13 PM

so is GTX 750 ti better than 560 ti? Since I don't live in the US, I can only get Palit GTX 750 ti StormX OC 2G GDDR5, that's the only available 750 ti near our area. BTW my budget for a new card is $150-180 only. I don't know if I'll be able to afford the 750.
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February 25, 2014 6:17:51 PM

chromatic20 said:
so is GTX 750 ti better than 560 ti? Since I don't live in the US, I can only get Palit GTX 750 ti StormX OC 2G GDDR5, that's the only available 750 ti near our area. BTW my budget for a new card is $150-180 only. I don't know if I'll be able to afford the 750.


not in every sense though, like gtx 560ti has more render output processors, wider memory bus, higher memory bandwidth and more texture mapping units but in rest specs you can see gtx 750ti is based new gen gpu processor, has better core speed, memory speed, more vram, based on 11.2 DirectX.
But i would say it's worth getting GTX 750ti over previous gen equivalent gpu as you will see high boost in performance than from previous gen. You can get that Palit and don't have to worry about anything as they all are based same gpu chip that Nvidia has released with reference 750ti. Go for it.
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February 25, 2014 7:39:43 PM

Alright, probably I'll get the 750ti since I'm not sure if my PSU can power the 560ti. Thank you for your suggestion!
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February 25, 2014 11:30:47 PM

recommended wattage for GTX 560ti is 500watts minimum, but you will be good with GTX 750ti. Anyway, glad to help :) 
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