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Noob Question - Graphics Card Installation

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 13, 2011 12:41:44 PM

Hello, :hello: 

I was thinking in buying a GTX 550ti for my ECS P35T-A motherBoard. Will it fit and work properly?
My Psu is LC6600GP2.

Do you sugest other graphic card?

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October 13, 2011 1:07:13 PM

GTX 460 is pretty much faster.
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October 13, 2011 1:08:53 PM

No problem with that being a 2.0 pciEx16 , and my motherboard being a "normal" PciEx16
October 13, 2011 1:14:59 PM

PCI Express is backwards compatible, it won't be a problem.
October 13, 2011 1:15:59 PM

Thanks for your help, but really, is the 460 better then the 550ti?
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October 13, 2011 1:25:14 PM

No, i like to lie. Just google some benchmarks, i'm to lazy right now.
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October 13, 2011 1:26:48 PM

And no, pcie is not ALLWAYS backwards compatible. I very few cases there are problems. It probably will work, but there's no guarantee.
October 13, 2011 1:40:19 PM

That why im here, to get your opinions, what about the core,shader and memory speed? isnt that important?
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October 13, 2011 1:46:01 PM

Not only, more important i believe are the number of stream processors, cuda cores, memory bus, bandwith, card processor architecture and so. Not complete sure don't know everything from that, what i do know is that the 550 is a rebranded 450 with better powermanagement and higher clock settings ( i believe ) and well the 460 is above that and also the 460 is designed as a gaming processor while the 550 is not.
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October 13, 2011 5:02:46 PM

Gtx 460 all the way. :kaola: 
October 13, 2011 5:57:32 PM

Thanks guys, i changed my mind, i'll star looking for a 460 instead of the 550, the PSU is 660W, i think it is enough.
About the PciEx-16, mine is "normal", u guys think it is ok?
October 14, 2011 1:48:58 PM

So it wont work? Sorry couldnt find the right meaning of bottleneck..
October 14, 2011 1:58:31 PM

Thank you, didnt know that expression. So it will run, but not at full potential, is that "lost" noticeable?I mean i think my actual 9800GT XFX is a PCI-E 2.0.
Sorry to bother you guys, just trying to figure out the diferences between those 2 slots.
October 14, 2011 5:47:50 PM

Allright, thanks guys, i guess i'll start looking for a gtx460, although i cant seem to find them in portuguese stores.