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GTX550 Ti 1gb decision - help

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August 6, 2011 5:54:26 PM

Hi guys! I need some help in deciding what graphics card should i replace my current one (PC HD5750).

First of all...

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: September 2011
BUDGET RANGE: 100$ - 150$
PURPOSE: 3DS MAX 2011, Vray, AutoCad, Revit, Adobe CS5, Modern Warfare, AC II etc.

CURRENT GPU: PC HD 5750
PSU: FPS Supersonic 80+ 550watts
PROCESSOR: i5-760 2.80ghz
MOBO: ELITE p55H-A
MEMORY: 4GB ddr3 1333mhz
O.C.?: NO
SLI/CROSSFIRE: MAYBE
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200

So here's the problem. I am having some performance issues while using 3DS MAX on my current GPU. I have searched all over the internet for fixes/patches/drivers to no avail. My fellow colleagues are all using 3DS MAX 2011 with Nvidia cards, all having no issues regarding performance while modeling. That gave me the idea that AMD is "maybe" having some compatibility issue with 3DS MAX. I want to switch to NVIDIA cards.

I am eying for GTX 550. I've seen a couple of reviews about it and to be honest, I don't really get it. :pt1cable: 

Is it a good card for my budget? and what brand should I get? The brands available in my location are listed below. GTX 560 seems like a very nice card but I'd rather spend the extra money in buying a couple of 4gb ddr3 sticks.

EVGA

Inno 3d


Thanks!

Best regards,
Nathan

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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2011 6:45:36 PM

i would have reccommended another 6770 to crossfire with that 5750 but this isn't a gaming question so i would say the EVGA one is better with higher clocks.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 6, 2011 10:00:03 PM
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The GTX 550 Ti is rather poorly priced. I recommend you spend slightly over your budget(initially at least) for a GTX 460 like this one;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That is one of the best models available with great and quiet cooling. Significantly faster than the GTX 550 Ti and it should overclock extremely well(up to around 40%) and the $30 rebate is nice.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
August 6, 2011 10:21:15 PM

Can you crossfire a 6770 with a 5750, i thought the 6770 will work then as a 5750 ? Anyway he wants nvidea because of 3DS Max.
I would go for the 460, it's cheaper then the 560, a lot better then the 550 and for your purpose more then enough i think.
Also don't restrain yourself by only buying from retailers in your neighbourhood, on the internet cards are often 30 to 70 bucks cheaper then in the shop on the corner. ( and changing the cards yourselff isn't that difficult )

a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 3:15:56 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Can you crossfire a 6770 with a 5750, i thought the 6770 will work then as a 5750 ? Anyway he wants nvidea because of 3DS Max.
I would go for the 460, it's cheaper then the 560, a lot better then the 550 and for your purpose more then enough i think.
Also don't restrain yourself by only buying from retailers in your neighbourhood, on the internet cards are often 30 to 70 bucks cheaper then in the shop on the corner. ( and changing the cards yourselff isn't that difficult )


yep you can:


but thats i said i WOULD have reccommended crossfiring a 6770 with a 5750 if the question about better gaming performance, but out of the two cards i would choose the EVGA card.
August 7, 2011 4:41:28 PM

thank you so much guys for all the help. i will definitely go for gtx 460. thanks again! :) 
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 4:59:07 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
yep you can:
http://sites.amd.com/PublishingImages/Public/Graphic_Illustrations/WebBannerJPEG/AMD_CrossfireX_Chart_1618W.jpg

but thats i said i WOULD have reccommended crossfiring a 6770 with a 5750 if the question about better gaming performance, but out of the two cards i would choose the EVGA card.


Ha, you're so right ! Should have known ; the 67 and 57 cards are the same type of cards. I stand corrected ! ( and i know you said WOULD, i just like to nag. ) ( nag, nag, nag ) ( I'm Dutch, sue me ! ) ( LOL ) :lol:  :pt1cable: 
August 7, 2011 5:25:30 PM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 5:40:03 PM

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