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2nd hand Radeon HD 4850 vs new GTX 550 Ti

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December 26, 2011 7:05:57 AM

Hey,

Need suggestion in buying graphics card. I made my decision to buy new GTX 550 Ti. Then I got an offer of buying about two years old 4850 (512 MB) at a cheaper price. I would like your suggestions over this ?

Both cards are from Palit

Cost of new 550 Ti is INR 7500

Cost of 2nd hand Radeon HD 4850 INR 4500
4850 has 9 months warranty left with it.




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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 26, 2011 7:11:52 AM

Decide yourself, The 550 ti is faster than the 4850 but it's not that very much.
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December 26, 2011 8:20:18 AM

ok, sorry for the blunder !!
it I confused 4850 X2 with 4850..

thanks for pointing it out :) 

I guess now I will stick with 550 Ti
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 26, 2011 8:21:24 AM

s4k3t said:
ok, sorry for the blunder !!
it I confused 4850 X2 with 4850..

thanks for pointing it out :) 

I guess now I will stick with 550 Ti

Is it possible for you to get a radeon 6850 or gtx 460?
a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2011 8:32:33 AM

why are you getting 550ti its not even that much better, I would say get minimum 6870/gtx 560 or 6850/gtx460 and overclock.
December 26, 2011 8:56:47 AM

I was just saving few bucks

Palit 550 Ti : INR 7600
Palit GTX 460 : INR 9600
MSI 6850 : INR 9800

I thought 550 ti would be sufficient for me :) 

I use my PC just for playing games during weekends. AFAIK 550 Ti is sufficient to play BF3 which I think is the most GPU intensive game available.

Please correct me if I am wrong. I don't have any budget limitations. I am just being frugal ;) 
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 26, 2011 9:12:52 AM

get the 460 ;) 
a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2011 10:19:57 AM

GTX460 over a 550ti for certain, if you can swing it.
December 27, 2011 2:31:21 AM

you guyz have confused me now ..

is 550 Ti not sufficient enough ?
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 3:05:52 AM

Yeah either get 6850 or gtx 460... you will be happier.:) 
a c 376 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 5:59:34 AM

What resolution will you be using?
December 27, 2011 7:20:04 AM

Right now my display support only 1366 x 768 through VGA connector.

But I plan to buy HDMI cable which will enable me to go to higher resolutions.

Till what resolution 550 Ti will be sufficient ?

a c 376 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 7:26:12 AM

The GTX 550 Ti will be more than fine for 1366 x 768 but if you will be using 1080p in the future the GTX 460 is well worth the extra money at those prices.
a c 92 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 7:31:33 AM

the 460 is good but might not be worth it for you if it costs so much more than the 550ti. at least here the 460 is only a few bucks more than the 550 but with a 30% price increase, it might not be worth it if you are sticking to 1366x768.
a c 376 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 7:35:41 AM

The difference in the prices he provided is 26% more for the GTX 460. The GTX 460 is over 30% faster than the GTX 550 Ti and that difference only grows if you are willing to overclock. It is certainly worth the extra money if he is going to move to a higher resolution but yeah, at 1366x768 either card would be very good so it wouldn't really matter.
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