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8800GT to a GTX 550ti

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July 19, 2011 10:53:35 PM

Hello,

I was thinking about upgrading my 8800GT to a GTX550ti, but im not so sure if I would notice that drastic of a performance increase.
I normally play at 1920x1080 and in a few games like the Witcher 2 and Hydrophobia my card is starting to show its age.

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July 19, 2011 11:00:24 PM

Passmark Scores

8800GT: 966
550TI: 1892

Not to mention you're getting DX11, and roughly doubling your frames and your video memory. It would be drastic. :) 
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July 19, 2011 11:00:49 PM

You will see some performance increase (about 30%) but based on the rest of your system then you would be happier with GTX560(ti) for your resolution.
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July 19, 2011 11:03:53 PM

That's a decent upgrade, not earth-shattering but you'll get 30-40% more frames in various games at the same settings you're running now and DX11 capability.

For the sake of comparison, a GTX 560 would give you at least double the framerates (+100%) and a GTX 560 ti about 150% more. These numbers assume no bottlenecking at CPU/RAM/any system bus.
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July 19, 2011 11:09:36 PM

Shame on me for using passmark, but I still think it would be closer to 60% faster, plus the original question was only asking if the increase would be drastically noticeable, which I believe it would be. Plus it's still a respectable amount of power for $120!
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July 20, 2011 7:05:33 AM

so if im getting 20-30 fps on low in the witcher 2 at 1920x1080 then whay should i expect with the 550ti?
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July 20, 2011 8:59:15 AM

i would go for a 6850 or gtx460. much better bang for buck than the 550
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July 20, 2011 4:01:08 PM

I upgraded from a 9800GT (same as an 8800GT) to a GTX460 (that I overclocked a bit using software included by EVGA). I noticed frame rate improvement of 2 to 4 times depending on the settings....Basically previosly with a playable framerate (based on settings I would get double frames with the 1GB GTX 460. However, the 460 was about 3 to 4 times faster if I turned on more AA and the such. So lets say I would go from 15 FPS on the 9800GT I would get like 50 to 55 on the GTX.

I think Tom's benchmark indexes help support this as they are FPS compilations of games

Gamer index http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

Enthusiast index - http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...


So basically you will be able to turn up the details and probably get a better framerate then what you got with the 8800 GT on a lower framerate

If you keep watching on new egg you can get a GTX 460 1GB for like $120 after MIR (thats what I paid) Also make sure you do not buy the SE version.

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July 20, 2011 4:42:28 PM

Do you think that i would be able to power a 460gtx with the same power supply? its 500wats
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July 20, 2011 4:51:52 PM

I believe the 880GT recommended a 400W and the 460 recommends 450W. so it matters how much you trust your PSU. I am running a questionable quality 550W power supply that is 5 years old and it works, but I am not an expert on PSUs...

the GTX 460 needs 2 6 pin connectors but I think it comes with adapters if you only have 1.
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July 20, 2011 4:59:29 PM

charles522 said:
Do you think that i would be able to power a 460gtx with the same power supply? its 500wats

The GTX460 only uses about 30w more than an 8800GT.
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July 21, 2011 6:04:42 PM

ok I think im going to go with the GTX 460 superclocked edition i found it for $170. Do you guys think its a good deal or is there something better i can get for that price?
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July 21, 2011 8:39:36 PM

That's a great card, but you can get the non-superclocked version for $140 and then overclock it to well over either's factory clocks. Just an idea.
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