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Will the GTX 550ti work with this system

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July 31, 2011 12:21:13 PM

Hi.
I was thinking of chaging the graphic card on my computer to a GTX 550ti.(i dont know wich brand to choose yet)
so my question to you is:
Would this card go along with the a 3ghz dual core from intel and a 650watt powersupply?
would i need to upgrade my cpu to a core quad? I do not want to change the Motherboard since im not so fond with computer building.

i play at 1920x1200, but can alwas take that down to 1280x800 or 1680x1050.

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a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 12:24:36 PM

your cpu will bottleneck it.You need a quad core processor to get the most from that card.You should be able to max out most games at 1680X1050 but at 1920X1080 you may have to lower some settings.your psu is enough for that card
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 12:28:40 PM

celpas said:
your cpu will bottleneck it.You need a quad core processor to get the most from that card.You should be able to max out most games at 1680X1050 but at 1920X1080 you may have to lower some settings.your psu is enough for that card

I disagree, I tried my GTX560Ti's in my 680i rig both singly and in SLi and a single card was not 'bottlenecked' by the E8400 running @3.0ghz.
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a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 1:20:30 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I disagree, I tried my GTX560Ti's in my 680i rig both singly and in SLi and a single card was not 'bottlenecked' by the E8400 running @3.0ghz.







As you can see cpu does play a major role in many games.See the difference in crysis 2 between a dual core and the quad core.One of my friends is playing the alpha trial bf3 on a 5770 on medium settings AND even he says that its GOING TO BE VERY CPU DEPENDANT.I my self owned a core 2 duo E7500 and I upgraded to the i7 870 and believe me it made a huge difference in games line crysis (not warhead),mafia 2 and bfbc2 (specially).Sure,there are many games which are only gpu dependant but I want the highest headroom possible for my gpu overclocking and hence even now I am saving for a i7 2600k and will upgrade when the next gen gpus come out.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 1:24:11 PM

celpas said:
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As you can see cpu does play a major role in many games.See the difference in crysis 2 between a dual core and the quad core.One of my friends is playing the alpha trial bf3 on a 5770 on medium settings AND even he says that its GOING TO BE VERY CPU DEPENDANT.I my self owned a core 2 duo E7500 and I upgraded to the i7 870 and believe me it made a huge difference in games line crysis (not warhead),mafia 2 and bfbc2 (specially).Sure,there are many games which are only gpu dependant but I want the highest headroom possible for my gpu overclocking and hence even now I am saving for a i7 2600k and will upgrade when the next gen gpus come out." alt="" class="imgLz frmImg " />
a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 1:28:57 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Now go and find the results of the OP's CPU and chosen card. :pfff: 

As I said above.I own a gtx 275 which is just as fast as the 550 and when I upgraded from a core 2 duo to a i7 870 it made a huge difference in gmes like bfbc2,mafia 2.These games need 4 cores to run efficiently.Sure if you pair a gtx 550 ti with a dual core,it will run,but he will have to reduce settings because IMHO,games don't run well on dual cores than on quad cores
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 1:33:09 PM

celpas said:
As I said above.I own a gtx 275 which is just as fast as the 550 and when I upgraded from a core 2 duo to a i7 870 it made a huge difference in gmes like bfbc2,mafia 2.These games need 4 cores to run efficiently.Sure if you pair a gtx 550 ti with a dual core,it will run,but he will have to reduce settings because IMHO,games don't run well on dual cores than on quad cores

And as I said above, I have run a GTX560Ti on a dual core rig and I did not have to reduce settings and besides doing so would put more load on the CPU not less.
July 31, 2011 1:45:38 PM

what about the gts 450?

im not a graphic whore and is willing to lower graphics.
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 1:50:04 PM

heggzor said:
what about the gts 450?

im not a graphic whore and is willing to lower graphics.

I'd stick with the 550 if I were you, lowering settings will only put more stress on the CPU and these cards cannot be compared with the GTX590, 580 or 480 so I wouldn't take any notice of celpas's earlier post.
July 31, 2011 1:50:55 PM

i will choose the 550 then :) 
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