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Which is best for gaming: a Phenom X4 + GTX550ti vs an i5 3570K + Quadro 2000D?

I've currently got an i5 3570K and an old nVidia Quadro 2000D 1GB DDR5 and I'm thinking of trading it for a Phenom X4 850 with a GTX550TI 1GB DDR5.

I would like to know which would perform better at gaming? (considering both have the same amount of ram)

Thanx in advance for any input!

PS: No, I can't have the GTX 550TI with the i5 3570K, don't ask me why.
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    If you live in the US and if I can find my old EVGA 550 ti 2gb I'll give it to you for free, I have 3 of them but need 2 for a budget build I'm working on. Your going to lose quite a bit of performance going from that 3570K to the X4 850 and trading to get a 50% increase in GPU performance isn't worth it.
  2. WildCard999 said:
    If you live in the US and if I can find my old EVGA 550 ti 2gb I'll give it to you for free, I have 3 of them but need 2 for a budget build I'm working on. Your going to lose quite a bit of performance going from that 3570K to the X4 850 and trading to get a 50% increase in GPU performance isn't worth it.


    I know I'll lose performance in general, but specifically in games will I get better fps and better details?
  3. rscheetah30 said:
    WildCard999 said:
    If you live in the US and if I can find my old EVGA 550 ti 2gb I'll give it to you for free, I have 3 of them but need 2 for a budget build I'm working on. Your going to lose quite a bit of performance going from that 3570K to the X4 850 and trading to get a 50% increase in GPU performance isn't worth it.


    I know I'll lose performance in general, but specifically in games will I get better fps and better details?


    It's hard to say, some games are more CPU dependent and others are GPU, I really couldn't tell you the better setup as is. I would probably say your 3570K/2000D as you could overclock both the CPU and GPU to maximize performance.

    But the offer stands, if I can find my 3rd EVGA GTX 550 ti 2gb you can have it for free if your in the US. I'll even pay for the shipping if it's cheap enough. I did that for another user when I gave them my AMD 5770 and I'd rather you get the 550 ti 2gb and keep your 3570K then having to get a worse CPU so a slightly better GPU.
  4. You have a great intel chip. pre-ryzen AMD has been terrible for 8 yrs or so.
    ryzen is their first chip to pass some of the early core i7s from back then.
    the intel is 2x the total and more importantly 2x the single thread.


    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Phenom+II+X4+850&id=359
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-3570K+%40+3.40GHz&id=828
  5. WildCard999 said:
    rscheetah30 said:
    WildCard999 said:
    If you live in the US and if I can find my old EVGA 550 ti 2gb I'll give it to you for free, I have 3 of them but need 2 for a budget build I'm working on. Your going to lose quite a bit of performance going from that 3570K to the X4 850 and trading to get a 50% increase in GPU performance isn't worth it.


    I know I'll lose performance in general, but specifically in games will I get better fps and better details?


    It's hard to say, some games are more CPU dependent and others are GPU, I really couldn't tell you the better setup as is. I would probably say your 3570K/2000D as you could overclock both the CPU and GPU to maximize performance.

    But the offer stands, if I can find my 3rd EVGA GTX 550 ti 2gb you can have it for free if your in the US. I'll even pay for the shipping if it's cheap enough. I did that for another user when I gave them my AMD 5770 and I'd rather you get the 550 ti 2gb and keep your 3570K then having to get a worse CPU so a slightly better GPU.


    I would love it if you would ship that 550ti 2gb for me not only for the video card itself, but also as a kind gesture from a fellow pc lover.

    Unfortunately I live in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, so unless you would be kind enough to ship it to me all the way over here, there's no way I can have it right now. If you still want to ship it to me here in Rio I would keep it as a very special gift from a dear friend though.

    Cheers and thank you for your offer!
  6. I just looked up shipping rates and it's around $60+ USD (cheapest at 6-22 business day shipping)...which is way more then the card is worth, sorry but that is a bit much for me to spend, especially now that I'm (gaming) system-less myself and am trying to build something decent on the cheap.

    At the very least if you list your specs in detail I will try to help you overclock your CPU/GPU.
  7. WildCard999 said:
    I just looked up shipping rates and it's around $60+ USD (cheapest at 6-22 business day shipping)...which is way more then the card is worth, sorry but that is a bit much for me to spend, especially now that I'm (gaming) system-less myself and am trying to build something decent on the cheap.

    At the very least if you list your specs in detail I will try to help you overclock your CPU/GPU.


    Thank you again for your kind offer though. As for my settings, my mobo isn't great, it's an MSI H61M-P20/W8 and my cooling on this case is pretty poor at best.Other than the cpu fan itself I don't have any other fan in the case(apart from the psu of course).
    The cpu gets up to 80-90ºC during heavy gaming but I rarely play for more than a couple of hours at a time so I guess no harm no foul.

    If you can find a way for me to (safely)OC my i5 on this mobo even if slightly above stock speed, I would be very grateful.
  8. You are already having issues with heat and you want to OC?

    Not worth it.
  9. That motherboard doesn't support overclocking so lets forget that, at the very least though I would consider a aftermarket cooler because at 90C I would suspect some thermal throttling.
  10. WildCard999 said:
    That motherboard doesn't support overclocking so lets forget that, at the very least though I would consider a aftermarket cooler because at 90C I would suspect some thermal throttling.


    Officially an i5 3570K starts thermal throttling at 105ºC and I guess I exaggerated a bit, it actually reaches around 70-80ºC during heavy stress, but not under normal use where it stays at a 'normal' 38-50ºC, which isn't bad considering Brazil's hot climate and my almost non-existent cooling solution in my case.
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