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i am confused between gtx 550ti and hd 6790

hd 6790 is a bit faster but amd has shitty drivers

so which one should i buy

power supply 500 watts
dual core e5500(OC 3.2)
3 gigs 800mhz
mobo-dg41rq

help needed cause going to order in 2 days
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  1. which power supply do you have?model?
  2. If you think AMD driver is shitty then go ahead and buy NVidia. As far as I know 6790 is faster than the 550 Ti.
  3. The drivers are fine, for every one that has an AMD issue there will be one with Nvidia issues.
    To be honest these issues tend towards the top end new cards that are playing AAA titles, SLI and Crossfire figure quite high as well on the list of set ups with driver issues.

    A single mid table card should be fine.

    I would defiantly go for the 6790 its faster all in all and some times the difference between the two is playable and not depending on the game and resolution.

    So on top of what is your power supply I would ask your screen resolution and which games you are looking to play.

    Mactronix :)
  4. there is no driver issues in hd 6790 driver issues can be seen into new cards such as hd 7870 but not that much as said above in single there will be no such issues like that but they can be seen into cf or sli the gtx 550ti is not good for the money its just little bit faster then hd 6770 and the hd 6790 is way faster the that so go ahead and buy a hd 6790 it will be an more nice buy for the money.:)
  5. watch this review for better explaination

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=braRkpmCvVM
  6. sunnk said:
    which power supply do you have?model?

    cx 500
  7. mactronix said:
    The drivers are fine, for every one that has an AMD issue there will be one with Nvidia issues.
    To be honest these issues tend towards the top end new cards that are playing AAA titles, SLI and Crossfire figure quite high as well on the list of set ups with driver issues.

    A single mid table card should be fine.

    I would defiantly go for the 6790 its faster all in all and some times the difference between the two is playable and not depending on the game and resolution.

    So on top of what is your power supply I would ask your screen resolution and which games you are looking to play.

    Mactronix :)


    cx 500
    1360x768(I know it is low)
    and all the games leaving role playing and strategy
  8. sunnk said:
    there is no driver issues in hd 6790 driver issues can be seen into new cards such as hd 7870 but not that much as said above in single there will be no such issues like that but they can be seen into cf or sli the gtx 550ti is not good for the money its just little bit faster then hd 6770 and the hd 6790 is way faster the that so go ahead and buy a hd 6790 it will be an more nice buy for the money.:)


    i know that hd 6790 is good but only thing that is stopping me is that everyone says that amd suck at drivers
  9. more than its just a rumor of AMD has shitty drivers yes, it has but not always there are a small amount of bugs in amd driver which can be fixed by using a latest driver and keeping your computer clean from viruses..
  10. xtreme5 said:
    more than its just a rumor of AMD has shitty drivers yes, it has but not always there are a small amount of bugs in amd driver which can be fixed by using a latest driver and keeping your computer clean from viruses..


    so a asus gtx 550ti or sapphire hd 6790?
  11. get sapphire hd 6790

    as the time goes the drivers of gpu is becoming better so no need to worry there will be no ddriver issues the driver issues can be seen in new card.:)
  12. sunnk said:
    get sapphire hd 6790

    as the time goes the drivers of gpu is becoming better so no need to worry there will be no ddriver issues the driver issues can be seen in new card.:)



    i have ordered gtx 550ti from flipkart

    even though hd 6790 is fast by 10%

    they both will be an overkill for my 1360x768 screen so no prob now

    for me ,nvidia is more trustworthy
  13. who said to you that amd is not trust worthy it is i m also from india btw.:)

    most of the people in world uses amd gpus they have problems in starting with little bit bugs but after installing a new driver that problem is fixed.

    my first gpu was from nvidia and second from amd they both didnt give me any problem at all
  14. sunnk said:
    who said to you that amd is not trust worthy it is i m also from india btw.:)

    most of the people in world uses amd gpus they have problems in starting with little bit bugs but after installing a new driver that problem is fixed.

    my first gpu was from nvidia and second from amd they both didnt give me any problem at all


    ohh cool

    but still
    my gtx 460 died as i had given it to my friend
    now i need another gpu
    gtx 460 had served me well so going nvidia
    my brother's has a amd gpu 6770m
    its gud but it gets continuous driver stopped working error
    i never had to face one so NVIDIA all the way for me now
    but still thanks
  15. yeah thats true but it happens with some people and gtx 460 is far better then gtx 550ti btw
  16. sunnk said:
    yeah thats true but it happens with some people and gtx 460 is far better then gtx 550ti btw


    yeah and it ran games at 100fps

    so this will 80 and it will be higher than my monitors refresh rate
  17. wow!!

    at this 1360x768 res you got about 100fps with gtx 460 but with what seetings high med or low
  18. high

    crysis 2 and bf3 work at 60fps
  19. nice with aa enabled?
  20. sunnk said:
    nice with aa enabled?

    2x
  21. ok which brand?
  22. well lets straight come to the thread if u didnt order that then go with hd 6790 and check what that card can do.:)
  23. i have ordered it already
  24. you will see a bit performance derease from going from gtx 560 to gtx 550ti.
  25. Sorry I didn't get back till now, seems you made your choice so enjoy. For my money you have been mislead about the drivers and ended up with the wrong card.

    However that's your decision and as such is respected.

    Enjoy your gaming

    Mactronix :)
  26. the gtx 550ti seems better... This will makes your games even better than 6790...
  27. xtreme5 said:
    the gtx 550ti seems better... This will makes your games even better than 6790...

    But, How?

    http://media.bestofmicro.com/V/C/287544/original/Avg%20Performance.png

    @OP Good luck on your purchase, it's totally OK.
  28. xtreme5 said:
    the gtx 550ti seems better... This will makes your games even better than 6790...


    i disagree with that statement thats not true an gtx 550ti isnt better then hd 6790 the gtx 550ti is just little bit better then hd 6770
  29. no problems here
    cause the asus version runs cooler and much more silent
    and nvidia updates there drivers much more quicker than the amd for latest games

    have seen the awesomeness of amd with rage and bf3
  30. so will stick to nvidia forever
  31. watch this it include asus gtx 550ti and hd 6790 of sapphire

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=braRkpmCvVM
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