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Would a Geforce GTX 550Ti be a good upgrade?

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January 4, 2012 2:16:06 PM

I am currently running a XFX Radeon HD4770 and am thinking of upgrading to a ASUS Geforce GTX 550 TI and am wondering if this would be a good upgrade to play games such as C.O.D. Black Ops, Modern Warfare2 and 3, Battlefield Bad Company2 and other first person shooter games? I welcome and thank all responses.

My rig consists of the following specs:
AMD Phenom X3 8400 triple-cored processor
4 Gigs of Kingston DDR2-800Mhz RAM
MSI-MS7309 mobo
XFX Radeon HD 4770 vid card
(2) Sata internal Hard drives
An Enermax Silent Whisper II 535watt P.S.

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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2012 2:20:37 PM

Its a good upgrade from what you have but if you can get a 6850 or 560 for not much more its a better upgrade or even a 5770/6770 for a bit less
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January 4, 2012 2:51:45 PM

The 550 TI is a bad card when compared to similar price range cards. I always feel bad saying this because my friend uses one, but it's true.

Yes it's a great upgrade from your card, but when you can get a Radeon 6850 for the same price there is no reason not to get that one. Since the 6850 poops on the 550 ti in terms on performance.
a c 254 U Graphics card
January 4, 2012 3:15:12 PM

You are not going to be playing those games at very high settings with a 550Ti , it may play those games but you will be stuck at low settings and resolutions. What kind of a budget amount do you have to work with. If you can save some money and get a 560Ti you will be able to get better performance and gameplay and you will enjoy playing those games more.

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $209.99

This is an example of what the prices are for a 560Ti.
a c 283 U Graphics card
January 4, 2012 3:32:39 PM

If you will upgrade your video card, make it a good sized jump. Otherwise, you run the risk of being disappointed with just a small improvement.

In this case, I think the previous posters are right on.

Your cpu is a decent one, and should be able to run something like a GTX560 or 6870 class card or better.
Your 535w psu should be good enough to power a card as good as a GTX560ti.

To help, your 4770 may fetch $30-$50 on e-bay.

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a c 173 U Graphics card
January 4, 2012 4:45:01 PM

At least you have a quality psu unlike the noobs that pop up almost hourly. You are cpu bound and I suggest that you try to squeeze a little out of it by overclocking but beyond that a 6850/70 or a gtx460 should be considered minimum to be seeing a real upgrade over your current card.

PS it is not worth even trying to sell on eBay or having any thing to do with paypal. Those two have ripped me off out of enough money that I could have bought a i7 2600k and have enough left over to buy a high end cooler.
January 4, 2012 5:02:35 PM

Best answer selected by Th_Redman.
a c 273 U Graphics card
July 11, 2012 4:07:31 PM

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