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ASUS GTX 460 768 MB, EVGA GTX 460 SE, or EVGA GTX 550 Ti?

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June 19, 2011 10:00:31 PM

I'm debating whether to get the ASUS GTX 460 768 MB, EVGA GTX 460 SE, or the EVGA GTX 550 Ti.

ASUS GTX 460 768 MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX 460 SE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX 550 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Can someone please tell me which one is the best card for its price. Thanks.
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June 19, 2011 10:08:52 PM

the gtx 460 768mb is the fastest one and a great card for that price
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June 20, 2011 2:12:14 AM

All three cards are in the same performance category.
You might be able to see some minor distinctions with benchmarks in different games.

Do not anguish over the decision.

I might pick one of the evga cards. If you should decide that you want something stronger, they have a 90 day trade up policy.
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June 20, 2011 3:39:17 AM

Yeah, I'm going to go with the EVGA GTX 550 ti because I like EVGA Precision, OC Scanner, and it can actually fit in my case. ahah !
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June 21, 2011 12:35:45 AM

and keep in mind that graph is a lowly clocked gtx 460 at only 675 mhz,
with safety and EASE I would say 99% of 460's can be overclocked to at least 800mhz easily using MSI afterburner.... and then the lead over the 550ti is well worth it

On my old gtx 460 768mb (which I now gave to a friend) I had it at 920mhz easily with a 100mV voltage bump, almost no added temperature and the noise was still in-audible. That gave me a 30% increase, to about ati 6870 levels
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June 21, 2011 3:31:23 AM

i would take the 5770 over the 550ti for obvious reasons, it uses less power but gives the same performance. but if you can find a 460 that fits, go that route. Keep in mind the 550 and 460 use a decent amount of power. a Good quality antec/seasonic/corsair 450w PSU should be used. Dont use a no-name brand. The 5770 uses the least powert and can be run from a strong 350w unit.
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June 21, 2011 4:38:42 AM

I have a Corsair CX500 and HD 5770 uses 450 watts while the GTX 550 Ti uses 400 watts.
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June 21, 2011 8:46:19 AM

ohh I thought you meant like as in the power requirements. ahaha
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June 21, 2011 10:18:12 AM

^ the power "requirements" you speak of are "recommended" not requirements. They put their recommended psu higher as many cheap PSU manufacturers overrate their psu's. An example is a Diablotek psu rated at "600w" cant even produce 300w in real world testing, where an Antec 380w can produce a little above its rated power. Nvidia and AMD have to overrate their recommended PSU wattage to make sure their cards will run even if you have a crappy psu.
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