Radeon HD 5550 1gb ddr2 vs nvidia 8600 gt oc 512gb ddr3?


Trying to figure out which card would be faster, don't care about graphical fideality that much. Using the radeon atm and its working pretty good. Although i run most of my games at low resolutions so i can't tell the difference.

My specs:

OS Name:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32bit)
Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
System Model: Inspiron 530
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~2194 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date: Dell Inc. 1.0.18, 2/24/2009
SMBIOS Version: 2.5
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
GPU : Radeon 5550
PSU: Basiq 500 watt
Average running temp: 30-40 c, (can spike to 45-50c when gaming)

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More about radeon 5550 1gb ddr2 nvidia 8600 512gb ddr3

    HD5550 is better.

    It's not only slightly faster but has more memory.
  2. the hd 5550 is newer and better see this
  3. The ddr2/3 wouldnt matter?
  4. give the full name and model of the hd 5550 and the same for the gt 8600 oc .
  5. The 8600 GT OC has the 512mb ddr3 and i'm not sure about the model of it, nothing on the box.

    The Radeon 5550 with the 1gb ddr2 has alot of information but i'm not sure what your looking for. The device id is :68DA.
  6. the maker of them i will find the info .
  7. The radeon box says vision tek, the nvidia says bfg tech?
  8. Best answer
    the bfg teck are not made anymore and nvidia stop driver support for them so go with the hd 5550 but with the gddr 3 momory the other with gddr 2 is the older model .
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