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EVGA 550Ti?

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November 12, 2011 11:47:20 AM

Hello everyone,

I have a quick question. I currently have an Nvidia 9600 GS which really sucks when playing games. I want to upgrade to a more recent one. I saw on a website that the EVGA 550Ti is 108 euros now. Here are the specs:

GeForce GTX550 Ti OverClocked
951 MHz
1903 MHz shaders
GDDR5,2xDVI,MiniHDMI,PCIe,1GB

PC specs:
Case Antec 1200
Cooler Noctua NH-D14
Processor Q6600 @3.2Ghz
Coolermaster 600Watt PSU
Motherboard Asus P5QLD Pro
2GB ddr2 ram 800 Mhz
Prolite E2472HD 1920*1080 Led monitor by iiyama

Do you think I should buy this videocard or do you have a better suggestion. I don't care which company makes my videocard. So all suggestions are welcome, whether it be ATI or Nvidia.

Thank you in advance.

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November 12, 2011 12:20:04 PM

Also, the GeForce GTX550 Ti DC TOP,1GB is 132 euro. Is it pretty much the same thing or is the Asus one significantly better?
GDDR5,DVI,VGA,HDMI,PCIe
975 MHz
1950 MHz shader clock



November 12, 2011 12:51:10 PM

For almost the same price, you could get a GTX 460. Better performance, although you'd need to pump in 5-10 more dollars
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November 12, 2011 12:52:31 PM

Thank you for the suggestion. But I thought the 460 was slower than the 550 ti. Or perhaps you meant 560?


TheMaristBoy said:
For almost the same price, you could get a GTX 460. Better performance, although you'd need to pump in 5-10 more dollars

a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2011 1:59:34 PM



The 560>460>550 ti.Don't get confused by nvidia's naming scheme.Even gtx 460 768mb is faster than gtx 550 ti
November 12, 2011 3:03:13 PM

Thank you for correcting my assumption. Anything from ATI at about the same price with better performance? It seems my only choice right now is either a 460 or a 560 (ti).



celpas said:
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_560_2_GB/images/perfrel.gif

The 560>460>550 ti.Don't get confused by nvidia's naming scheme.Even gtx 460 768mb is faster than gtx 550 ti

a b U Graphics card
November 14, 2011 5:04:33 AM

bactrian said:
Thank you for correcting my assumption. Anything from ATI at about the same price with better performance? It seems my only choice right now is either a 460 or a 560 (ti).

You could try the 6850 which is faster than gtx 460 a bit or the AMD 6870 which competes with the 560 ti although the 560 ti is a little faster.I would always recommend NVIDIA because of rock solid driver support and Physx
a c 88 U Graphics card
November 14, 2011 5:09:00 AM

A 560ti would be a great upgrade for you if you have the budget for it.
a b U Graphics card
November 14, 2011 6:02:47 AM

bactrian said:
Thank you for the suggestion. But I thought the 460 was slower than the 550 ti. Or perhaps you meant 560?


The 4 in 460 basically means the 400 series, the previous generation. The ones before that were the 3xx (OEM only) then 2xx. The next 2 digits can be used, to some extent, to gauge processing power, though only within the same series. A newer generation is generally faster and more efficient than an older one. This, however, is only a generalization and works best within a generation. For going across multiple generations, you'll need to reference something like Wikipedia (or other sites).

The 550 ti would be huge jump in performance compared to a 9600 GS (it's 5 generations ahead). If you have the budget for it (you haven't stated what your budget is), then I would recommend going for at least the 560 Ti. It's among the best for performance over price, and it's also the most energy efficient for its power (given that Wikipedia article).
a c 88 U Graphics card
November 14, 2011 6:11:53 AM

You would see a huge performance jump going from a 9600GS to a GTX 560ti , best upgrade for you I say.
November 14, 2011 8:53:44 AM

Thank you all for your time, help and suggestions guys. I guess I will save some more money and wait a month and buy the 560 ti as suggested by most of you. I really appreciate all of the info you guys provided me.
a c 181 U Graphics card
November 14, 2011 5:26:41 PM

I have two GTX 550 ti and they are ok but I should have done more reserch on the cards because the GTX 560 ti's are a all around solid card, good for gaming and other what nots you want to do. If I had to do over I would buy the GTX 560 ti's.
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