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April 27, 2012 2:54:54 PM

I am upgrading from my XFX Radeon HD 5670 1gb - To - Zotac-Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 ti 1gb

I know i am gonna notice a difference and the numbers have told me this also.


My system is ran by an AMD chip and my current card is AMD.
Will switching to a Nvidia card mess any thing up ?
Might be a dumb question.

Any other information is welcome. :) 

Thanks

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April 27, 2012 3:01:41 PM

jackandbudlight said:
I am upgrading from my XFX Radeon HD 5670 1gb - To - Zotac-Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 ti 1gb

I know i am gonna notice a difference and the numbers have told me this also.


My system is ran by an AMD chip and my current card is AMD.
Will switching to a Nvidia card mess any thing up ?
Might be a dumb question.

Any other information is welcome. :) 

Thanks

No, the nVidia card will not mess anything up in an AMD processor/chipset platform.
Just to double check if the 550 ti is the best upgrade for you, please let us know what is your monitor resolution?
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April 27, 2012 3:15:40 PM

The 550 ti was a choice i made is do to the system im putting it in.
The PCIe is 16 2.0 and the PSU is 500w

My current screen rez is 1600x900

In the near future i want to up the board and the PSU and use a double card. and this card supports it. I am under the impression that 2 550 ti would be better than 2 5670's or am i way off the map here. I have not joined 2 before . Have not needed it.
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April 27, 2012 3:43:54 PM

To add to the answer. I also run the system on my 1080p TV at times
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April 28, 2012 3:56:42 AM

If you are taking advantage of the mail in rebate of the Zotac 550 ti to bring its cost to $99.99, then it is a fine purchase. The 550 ti should be great at 1600x900 but may be a little underpowered when you move to 1920x1080 gaming.

But if you are not getting the mail in rebate, consider these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
They are all at $129.99 & comes with free Dirt3 game. It will be good for crossfire too & even on its own will support triple monitor which 550 ti will not do. Might not be a useful feature now but might come in handy in the future (although admittedly even 2x7770 might not have the brute force to drive 5670x1920 at 60fps but it should be playable).

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April 28, 2012 12:39:45 PM

I picked up the 550ti she is up at and running.
Runs alot cooler than the Radeon 5 series card.

Im going to up my PSU to 700 before i use the TV for gaming and video.
Required 400 watts. some folks are saying 500w

I dont know if im gonna ever use 3 monitors, but i do use 2 sometimes.
Cant wait to get my other board and set up crossfire.

ASK you this... When i set up the crossfire and the a decent board to support it.
What power supply would you go with ??
Thanks for your input !!

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April 29, 2012 12:44:55 AM

I like that link, been there before. but couldnt remember the name. Thanks!
476 is recomended. But im gonna up it still though to be on the safe side.

One little reason im happy about this card. It finally got GTA4 to play at max settings. lol
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May 8, 2012 11:57:23 PM

Best answer selected by jackandbudlight.
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