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GTX 550 Ti or HD 6770

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April 14, 2012 2:50:35 PM

Should I get the GTX 550 Ti or the Radeon HD 6770? Which would be better for gaming on Windows 7? Any preference? I really don't know much about video cards.

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April 14, 2012 3:05:45 PM

i think u must go with nvidia geforce gtx 550 ti

both the cards are of same performance but i recommendd u buy the nvidia geforce gtx 550 ti because in some features it is better than 6770

what is your budget AND SPECS OF your computer so that i can decide for you a best GPU........... :) 
a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 3:16:12 PM

go with the hd 7750!, you dont need a nice psu and it is just as good as a 6770 in most cases.

yes, your overall specs, your psu ?
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April 14, 2012 8:13:22 PM

Sorry about that I did not post my specs because I intend on upgrading my rig. My current specs are....

Athlon X2 4200+
2 GB of DDR2 800 ram
Asus MSN-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
Audigy Soundblaster Sound card
320 GB hard drive
1TB Hard drive
NVIDIA 9400 GT VGA card
500 W Seasonic PSU (not sure the model)

I intend on upgrading to the Intel Ivy bridge processors when they come out. I was hoping to keep my PSU. I also prefer my video cards to be as quiet as possible so I was looking at this card. Actually there are two versions of it, the GV-N550D5-1GI and the GV-N550OC-1GI.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/gigabyte_launches...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

What is the difference? One looks overclocked and the other looks stock, right?

Actually, I found my answer here...
http://graphics-cards.findthebest.com/compare/437-456/G...

The GV-N550OC-1GI is overclocked and has different ports than the GV-N550D5-1GI
a c 107 U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 8:17:01 PM

Hoping that you know that if your going to make a jump from amd processor to intel, you're going to need a new motherboard
April 14, 2012 8:20:03 PM

6770 is better
April 14, 2012 8:23:29 PM

dudewitbow said:
Hoping that you know that if your going to make a jump from amd processor to intel, you're going to need a new motherboard


Of course. I'm not that much of a newbie to building. :D  I just don't know video cards that well.
April 14, 2012 8:24:31 PM

MMO Fan said:
6770 is better


Is it? I though they were similar. I saw a few benchmarks where the 550 Ti outperformed it. Can you elaborate on that please?
a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 8:30:05 PM

For the same price as most 550 Ti's I vote GTX 460 for even better performance than either 550 Ti or HD 6770.
April 14, 2012 8:45:56 PM

builder2501 said:
Is it? I though they were similar. I saw a few benchmarks where the 550 Ti outperformed it. Can you elaborate on that please?

Ya they are close but the Radeon 6770 runs cooler and quite and draw less power so I personal give it up to the 6770 FTW on that premise. I would try and stretch for a 6850 or 460 thought to really get into the solid gaming experience on the PC they are both solid entries.
April 14, 2012 8:48:36 PM

87ninefiveone said:
For the same price as most 550 Ti's I vote GTX 460 for even better performance than either 550 Ti or HD 6770.

I would go with the Radeon HD 6850 rather than GTX 460 based on the fact that Newegg is all sold out of the good brands of the 256bit 1gb GTX 460 all thats left are Sparkle and PNY
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April 14, 2012 10:27:17 PM

Nothing wrong with either Sparkle or PNY. They're not top tier, but it's still the better bang for the buck around $130.
April 15, 2012 12:15:25 AM

On amazon gtx 460 is $5 dlls more than a gtx 550ti. GTX 460 beats the crap out of the gtx 550ti and hd 6770.
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April 15, 2012 12:20:18 AM

When are you upgrading the rest of the system ? If it is not happening soon save some money and buy something much cheaper that won't be help back as much by your cpu.
April 15, 2012 12:28:31 AM

87ninefiveone said:
Nothing wrong with either Sparkle or PNY. They're not top tier, but it's still the better bang for the buck around $130.

Well for the same price the 6850 is faster and one 6pin only.
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April 15, 2012 12:32:31 AM

its a complete toss up between the 550ti and 6770 depending on the game, resolution and who is arguing what point.

spend a few more bucks and get a 6850. you'll love it.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 12:50:09 AM

^ you mean laptop + web cam huh?
:lol: 
btw, thanks i needed to snitch on a spam post this month :) 

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gone already?
April 15, 2012 1:29:02 AM

spentshells said:
When are you upgrading the rest of the system ? If it is not happening soon save some money and buy something much cheaper that won't be help back as much by your cpu.


I will probably upgrade as soon as they new ivy bridge processors come out. Should be soon now.
April 15, 2012 1:49:36 AM

heres a good by side by side comparison there very close and the 5770 (note the 6770 is just a re-branded 5770 so this chart is still valid) consumes a fair amount less

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April 15, 2012 2:03:49 AM
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builder2501 said:
I will probably upgrade as soon as they new ivy bridge processors come out. Should be soon now.


If you are going to be upgrading to that extent I advise you get a 460 or 6850 minimum.

but right now the 6870 is just such an amazing buy it is hard not to spend more money on it.
April 15, 2012 2:10:56 AM

spentshells said:
If you are going to be upgrading to that extent I advise you get a 460 or 6850 minimum.

but right now the 6870 is just such an amazing buy it is hard not to spend more money on it.

HIS Radeon HD 6870 is only $150 on Newegg.
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April 15, 2012 2:41:32 AM

if you want a sapphire 6870, there's a 12% off for it making it a total of 158.40$ if one prefers a Sapphire branded one. (Same prices on Amazon if you would rather buy it on Amazon, or avoid sales tax if you live in certain states i.e California, where Amazon doesnt tax you(till september 2012) and newegg is required to.)
April 15, 2012 2:03:59 PM

Best answer selected by builder2501.
April 15, 2012 2:05:45 PM

spentshells said:
If you are going to be upgrading to that extent I advise you get a 460 or 6850 minimum.

but right now the 6870 is just such an amazing buy it is hard not to spend more money on it.


Thank you. I will probably look into a 460 then. I use Linux from time to time (dual-boot) and NVIDIA support is a bit better on Linux. Thanks to everyone for your input. Now I just need to find a quiet GTX 460. Suggestions are welcome.
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