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GIGABYTE GTX 550 Ti OC Edition vs. GIGABYTE GTX 560 Ti OC

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April 2, 2012 6:25:04 PM

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34482

vs.

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37473

without overclocking them any higher, keeping them the way they are in the boxes.

I need Nvidia VGA just for PhysX, I will be running games primarily from 7970.

550 Ti GTX OC Ed seems like a faster one, due to the 970MHz>830MHz difference over 560 Ti OC, isn't it?

PS: Just realized I have room for 1-slot solution VGA for PhysX. I will be running games primarily from my 7970. Will this VGA be good enough for running PhysX on high in future games like Metro 2033: Last Light, Mafia 3, next part of Batman trilogy, Sacred 3 etc.:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32320
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 6:37:16 PM

The 550Ti will NEVER get close to an 560Ti. The 560Ti has double the shaders/CUDA cores, 384 vs 192 on the 550Ti, so no overclock can make up for this. Also, the 560Ti has wider mem bus (256 vs 192bit) and more ROP's. (32 vs 24)
So if you can afford it, the 560Ti is a much better card.
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April 2, 2012 6:46:56 PM

Obviously the gtx 560 ti is way way way better even without the oc. BTW you can save money with getting the non oc cards and overclock them yourself
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April 2, 2012 6:52:48 PM

A reference clocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti will have at least a 54% or more performance advantage over an overclocked GeForce GTX 550 Ti so a factory overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti will have even more than a 54% greater performance advantage.
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April 2, 2012 6:53:45 PM

unknown_13 said:
The 550Ti will NEVER get close to an 560Ti. The 560Ti has double the shaders/CUDA cores, 384 vs 192 on the 550Ti, so no overclock can make up for this. Also, the 560Ti has wider mem bus (256 vs 192bit) and more ROP's. (32 vs 24)
So if you can afford it, the 560Ti is a much better card.

Ok, didn't know that mem bus would make that much difference, cuz it doesn't on 7970 (384-bit), when you compare it to 680 GTX (256-bit).

I am getting 550/560 only for PhysX, I will be using AMD 7970 as a primary card anyways.
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April 2, 2012 6:55:59 PM

Veirtimid said:
Ok, didn't know that mem bus would make that much difference, cuz it doesn't on 7970 (384-bit), when you compare it to 680 GTX (256-bit).

I am getting 550/560 only for PhysX, I will be using AMD 7970 as a primary card anyways.


As i said the 560Ti has double the shaders on the 550Ti, that makes most of the difference :) 
BTW, since you'll be getting one for PhysX, then get the 550Ti, it'll be more than enough. I thought you were going to get one for another rig or something.
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April 2, 2012 7:00:37 PM

unknown_13 said:
As i said the 560Ti has double the shaders on the 550Ti, that makes most of the difference :) 
BTW, since you'll be getting one for PhysX, then get the 550Ti, it'll be more than enough. I thought you were going to get one for another rig or something.

The OP should have initially stated that this card was strictly for PhysX.

Just make sure that the power supply is able to handle the extra power draw needed by the additional graphics card.
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April 2, 2012 7:05:09 PM

ko888 said:
The OP should have initially stated that this card was strictly for PhysX.

Just make sure that the power supply is able to handle the extra power draw needed by the additional graphics card.


He has a Corsair AX1200 :D 
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April 2, 2012 7:10:24 PM

unknown_13 said:
He has a Corsair AX1200 :D 

I'm surprised that there isn't two Radeon HD 7970 in 2-way CrossFire mode.
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April 2, 2012 7:10:53 PM

ko888 said:
The OP should have initially stated that this card was strictly for PhysX.

Yeah kinda thought of it :D 
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April 2, 2012 7:12:30 PM

unknown_13 said:
As i said the 560Ti has double the shaders on the 550Ti, that makes most of the difference :) 
BTW, since you'll be getting one for PhysX, then get the 550Ti, it'll be more than enough. I thought you were going to get one for another rig or something.

Will 550 Ti still be good enough for future games? I want Nvidia VGA to keep running PhysX settings on high, in such games as Metro 20033: Last Light, next part of Batman trilogy, Mafia 3 and Sacred 3 (if it ever comes out).
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April 2, 2012 7:15:51 PM

ko888 said:
I'm surprised that there isn't two Radeon HD 7970 in 2-way CrossFire mode.

It is coming:)  Still debating which one to get... I have a reference 7970, so I don't know if it worth for me getting a non-reference one, cuz mine stock one doesn't overclocks too well without giving me artifacts in some games. So, gonna wait for new drivers, will see it I will be able to get my 7970 to the clocks of a non-ref OC one, if not, just gonna get another reference one for CrossfireX.
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April 2, 2012 7:25:37 PM

Veirtimid said:
Will 550 Ti still be good enough for future games? I want Nvidia VGA to keep running PhysX settings on high, in such games as Metro 20033: Last Light, next part of Batman trilogy, Mafia 3 and Sacred 3 (if it ever comes out).


You mean running PhysX in those games? Sure it will :) 
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April 2, 2012 8:36:54 PM

Veirtimid said:
Dang, it is 560. Thanks for pointing it.

Btw just realized I have room only for 1-slot Nvidia PhysX VGA since I am going to buy a second 7970:( 


See if you can find an older series card like 9800GT or GTS250, some manifacturers have had one-slot models. A 9800GT will still be plenty for PhysX effects.
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April 2, 2012 8:39:21 PM

Veirtimid said:
Dang, it is 560. Thanks for pointing it.

Btw just realized I have room only for 1-slot Nvidia PhysX VGA since I am going to buy a second 7970:( 

Your motherboard can fit three double slot width graphics cards since it claims to be able to support 3-way SLI mode and even includes a 3-Way SLI bridge.
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April 2, 2012 8:39:51 PM

unknown_13 said:
See if you can find an older series card like 9800GT or GTS250, some manifacturers have had one-slot models. A 9800GT will still be plenty for PhysX effects.

Wouldn't GeForce GT 440 1GB GDDR3 be better than 9xxx or 2xx series? This one in particular:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32320

The only thing scares me is just 96 CUDA Cores on it...
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April 2, 2012 8:40:18 PM

Sunius said:
it would be more than enough.

Ok, thanks:)  :pt1cable: 
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April 2, 2012 8:46:27 PM

Veirtimid said:
Ok, thanks:)  :pt1cable: 


No problem, glad to help! PhysX calculations are very light in nature, so GT440 will handle it perfectly.
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April 2, 2012 9:29:33 PM

Yeah i forgot on the GT440, in terms of performance it's not much slower than an 9800GT and it's similar to the 9600GT and will also do the job.
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April 2, 2012 9:45:11 PM

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April 3, 2012 12:33:15 AM

WTF i just tried to put my old 7800 GTX to run PhysX with 7970. It did. Now I took it out, deleted all Nvidia drivers, physx and stuff.. AND PHYSX IS STILL HERE:)  I REALLY HAVE PHYSX IN BATMAN JUST ON 7970!!!! WTF?XD
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April 3, 2012 11:37:33 AM

LOL :pt1cable: 
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