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a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 5:17:45 PM

Hello,

I want to upgrade my graphics card but I do not want to bottleneck can someone help me find a good graphics card that is not overkill and not too little.

I am thinking about getting the 550 ti for my setup is that a good choice??

Here is my setup,

intel i5 2500k @ 3.3 ghz

8 gb of kingston hyperx

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 mobo


if you need more info just ask I have a 8800gt right now but it does not have hdmi and I think it is bottlenecking my system so I want something like a 550 ti good choice?? I am using a 1920x1080 resolution and want to have high resolutions can the 550 ti do that??

Thank you for your help.

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a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 5:24:30 PM

Yes, the 550ti is weak for a 2500k. What is your budget? We can give you some suggestions...
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May 28, 2012 3:52:04 AM

You should really be looking at the 6850 in that price range.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=539

The 6850, as shown, performs much better and can be had for within $10-15 of the 550ti. Even there, you should consider the 6870. It's not too much more, and offers a pretty noticeable step up in performance.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=539
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a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 3:27:54 PM

auntarie said:
Yes, the 550ti is weak for a 2500k. What is your budget? We can give you some suggestions...



I was thinking about 150 but if it will improve performance greatly I can do $200-$250
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a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 3:30:35 PM

Best answer selected by 2fast4thetown_down.
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a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 3:31:14 PM

Project X said:
You should really be looking at the 6850 in that price range.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=539

The 6850, as shown, performs much better and can be had for within $10-15 of the 550ti. Even there, you should consider the 6870. It's not too much more, and offers a pretty noticeable step up in performance.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=539


I think I will go with the 6870 unless the 7770 is better is it??
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a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 4:42:32 PM

No. Go with 6870.
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