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April 4, 2012 7:33:19 PM

I have a P5N32-E SLI motherboard running two 8800GT cards, I would like to upgrade to an Asus GTX 550Ti card, will this work? and if so, will i lose any performance? Thanks in advance Mark Hamilton.

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April 4, 2012 7:44:54 PM

A couple of questions.

1. How much memory does each of your 8800GT have?
2. Are your GPU's overclocked?
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April 4, 2012 7:50:00 PM

You need to checkout this site it i use it all the time and you can figure out what GPU you really want to replace your old one's. And I think the GTX 550Ti is not going to make much of a difference.


http://www.graphicscardbenchmarks.com/page/compare
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April 4, 2012 7:53:40 PM

The GTX 550Ti has over 70% better "Memory Bandwidth" and over 125% better "Pixel Rate" for the same TDP as one 8800GT (512MB version). You should get a 560 to get a better performance.

If you have a PCI-E, it will be work fine.

And btw what cpu spec do you have?
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April 4, 2012 8:11:18 PM

gamer87 said:
A couple of questions.

1. How much memory does each of your 8800GT have?
2. Are your GPU's overclocked?


Hi they are both 512mb cards and completely standard.
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April 4, 2012 8:12:08 PM

gamer87 said:
A couple of questions.

1. How much memory does each of your 8800GT have?
2. Are your GPU's overclocked?



Hi,512mb each and not overclocked
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April 4, 2012 8:13:50 PM

einterlan said:
The GTX 550Ti has over 70% better "Memory Bandwidth" and over 125% better "Pixel Rate" for the same TDP as one 8800GT (512MB version). You should get a 560 to get a better performance.

If you have a PCI-E, it will be work fine.

And btw what cpu spec do you have?


Hi, my cpu is a Q6600 PCI express x16
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April 4, 2012 8:30:07 PM

Get a 6850 $123.99 or 6870 $144.99 "upgrading" to 550Ti is not an upgrade at all.
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April 4, 2012 9:57:28 PM

maxinexus said:
Get a 6850 $123.99 or 6870 $144.99 "upgrading" to 550Ti is not an upgrade at all.

Hi and thanks for advice , Wil this card run in the older PCIe slot?
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April 4, 2012 9:59:25 PM

einterlan said:
The GTX 550Ti has over 70% better "Memory Bandwidth" and over 125% better "Pixel Rate" for the same TDP as one 8800GT (512MB version). You should get a 560 to get a better performance.

If you have a PCI-E, it will be work fine.

And btw what cpu spec do you have?


Hi and thanks for reply, will a Radion 6850 run in the PCIe slot?
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April 4, 2012 10:37:41 PM

What's your budget? It will run on older PCIe slot, but I doubt HD6850 is much of an upgrade. You won't lose performance, but I doubt you'll see much difference.

So it all comes down to your budget, and before you tell that, please tell us the whole components of your system.
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April 5, 2012 12:34:35 AM

hamsemilla said:
Hi, my cpu is a Q6600 PCI express x16

It will be perfectly fine. Very good cuad core procesor (its old i know but still good for gaming and other stuff).
And you have full X16 PCI-E, thats very good.

I have 2 pc in my home, one is a "first generation (old old old) phenom x4 (9850 BE 2.5GHZ), 3GB ram, ATI 5770 X-VAPOR 1gb gddr5 and games run perfectly in 1650x1050p 22" LG monitor, games like Crysis 2, WoW, and several MMORPG actual games, in 30 - 60 fps (depending config).

As i said, just catch the 560 (if you can) or try a lil bit less expensive 550Ti (its a competitor of my actual ATI 5770 1gb great card both).

Salute!
Emiliano.
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April 5, 2012 2:50:57 AM

Sunius said:
What's your budget? It will run on older PCIe slot, but I doubt HD6850 is much of an upgrade. You won't lose performance, but I doubt you'll see much difference.

So it all comes down to your budget, and before you tell that, please tell us the whole components of your system.


Seriously? lol You doubt that 6850 not better than 550Ti? On average 6850 is 15-25% faster than 550Ti...the cheapest 550Ti is 109.99 and for you can find 6850 $15 more...still in doubt? Nvidia simply has no product that can compete with AMD in $70-$150 segment

This is just one bench but rest look the same

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/07-Cr...
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April 5, 2012 8:41:36 AM

maxinexus said:
Seriously? lol You doubt that 6850 not better than 550Ti? On average 6850 is 15-25% faster than 550Ti...the cheapest 550Ti is 109.99 and for you can find 6850 $15 more...still in doubt? Nvidia simply has no product that can compete with AMD in $70-$150 segment

This is just one bench but rest look the same

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/07-Cr...


What are you talking about? OP doesn't have GTX 550 Ti, and I never suggested him to get it. I just think that HD 6850 is not much of an upgrade from 8800 GT SLI.
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April 5, 2012 10:56:22 AM

Sunius said:
What's your budget? It will run on older PCIe slot, but I doubt HD6850 is much of an upgrade. You won't lose performance, but I doubt you'll see much difference.

So it all comes down to your budget, and before you tell that, please tell us the whole components of your system.


Hi Sunius, Asus P5N32-E SLI mobo, Q6600 quad at 2.4Ghz, 2 x Nvidia 8800GT, 4Gb DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz) DIMM, 800w power supply. I have a budget of £90, $140. Vista 64
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April 5, 2012 10:59:47 AM

einterlan said:
It will be perfectly fine. Very good cuad core procesor (its old i know but still good for gaming and other stuff).
And you have full X16 PCI-E, thats very good.

I have 2 pc in my home, one is a "first generation (old old old) phenom x4 (9850 BE 2.5GHZ), 3GB ram, ATI 5770 X-VAPOR 1gb gddr5 and games run perfectly in 1650x1050p 22" LG monitor, games like Crysis 2, WoW, and several MMORPG actual games, in 30 - 60 fps (depending config).

As i said, just catch the 560 (if you can) or try a lil bit less expensive 550Ti (its a competitor of my actual ATI 5770 1gb great card both).

Salute!
Emiliano.


Hi thanks again my system consists of the following Asus P5N32-E SLI mobo, Q6600 quad at 2.4Ghz, 2 x Nvidia 8800GT, 4Gb DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz) DIMM, 800w power supply. I have a budget of £90, $140. Vista 64
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April 5, 2012 11:17:32 AM

I guess you're living in Europe? If so, the best you could get for £90 would be HD6750, which isn't faster than 2x 8800GT, and it would be a downgrade. What games are you trying to play and what results are you getting? I guess if you want to see a noticeable increase in performance you have to spend around £180. It's not worth upgrading with that budget, it would be the same as throwing your money to the trash bin.
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April 5, 2012 12:27:21 PM

Sunius said:
I guess you're living in Europe? If so, the best you could get for £90 would be HD6750, which isn't faster than 2x 8800GT, and it would be a downgrade. What games are you trying to play and what results are you getting? I guess if you want to see a noticeable increase in performance you have to spend around £180. It's not worth upgrading with that budget, it would be the same as throwing your money to the trash bin.


Can stretch to £130 which would get me a GTX 560, this would surely give me an increase in preformance. Am looking to play BF3 on high settings.
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April 5, 2012 12:36:23 PM

What is your monitor resolution and what settings are your 8800s GT capable of?
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April 6, 2012 11:01:14 AM

My Monitor is an LG Flatron L227WT native resolution is 1680 x1050 but can go to 1920 x 1080
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April 9, 2012 1:30:56 PM

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