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Gtx 560 vs GTX 550ti

I was looking at Nvidia graphics cards under £100 and the two I found closest to this range where these two.
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx550tifermiseries/nov-550.html
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/MSI+GeForce+GTX+560+1024MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=45322
I only want to play games like Skyrim and BF3 on Med-High settings. For a psu Im going to get an OCZ stealthxstream 500w or 550w
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  1. Defo 560
  2. But im on thea budget so would the gtx550ti be ok pr would I really really be better off with the gtx560
  3. But im on a budget so would the gtx550ti be ok or would I really really be better off with the gtx560
  4. The 560 if more powerful so I would get that.
  5. andrewcarr said:
    The 560 if more powerful so I would get that.

    Yeah but If I followed that everytime Id have a gtx590. All I want to know is can the gtx550ti play skyrim and bf3 on medium or high on a old DVI monitor dont know the monitor resoulutions. If not how much of an improvement would the gtx560 be and is it worth the extra £40 including the psu upgrade.
  6. Best answer
    If you have to upgrade the PSU to support the 560 I would stay with the 550Ti it isn't worth the extra money. But the 6850 performs equal to the 560 and uses the power of the 550Ti (550Ti is about 117 watts draw at load while the 6850 is 125 watts, the 560 is all the way up at 200 watts) so I would get that if possible.
  7. andrewcarr said:
    If you have to upgrade the PSU to support the 560 I would stay with the 550Ti it isn't worth the extra money. But the 6850 performs equal to the 560 and uses the power of the 550Ti (550Ti is about 117 watts draw at load while the 6850 is 125 watts, the 560 is all the way up at 200 watts) so I would get that if possible.

    I havent bought a psu yet so it would only be a £5 upgrade from an OCZ 500w to a 550w.
    Also I dont want to get an AMD card as the motherboard supports sli but not crossfire as I was looking to sli in the future
  8. If you have a 500w now you don't need to upgrade (as long as it has two PCI-E connectors) it will run most cards.
    Use this to estimate the wattage needed
    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  9. Best answer selected by OwenNRX70.
  10. Gonna get the MSI GTX560 for £113 with OCZ StealthxStream 550w
  11. The 550ti and the hd6850 are the same price, in the UK at least, and the 6850 is the better option
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