So I've been looking around for a video card, so I hop on amazon and newegg. On both sites the number 1 rated video card is this one, the Evga gtx 550 ti with 1 gb ram. Should I go for this one or should I go for another? I'm looking for a card around 100-150$.
hey for 160$ you can easily get a hd 6870 and no need to worry you get dirt 3 free which makes it a sweet deal- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
its much better than agtx 550 ti which is acrap card even hd 6770 beats it in most applications i would rate it a 4
also plz tell us what power supply you have
Get any card but the 550 ti because it is over priced and will not give you what you are looking for in gaming I know I have two of them. Biggest mistake in my life so don't make the same one. The 6770 is the same card as the 5770 to every point the only difference is the numbers.
I will link some bench marks for all the cards vs the other cards. So it will be the same in the bench mark.
The only time I would worry about that would be when I see a MOBO that is only built for AMD components only. I have seen MOBO's that only support cross fire and that goes for CPU's as well.
But a MOBO that has a intel CPU and has a GPU that is AMD or the other way around. Will not decrease in performance at all Both nVidia and AMD are good cards and no matter what you choose you will be happy.
I myself like nVidia cards but some of AMD's cards are just plain just awesome. It just matters is how much can you afford and which card gets the better bench marks. Then it is the brand.
I like EVGA, XFX, and MSI to start with being the top three. It also is just a matter of opinion as to which other people think. Those cards in someone else's mind could be the 3 worst. Good luck to you.
I don't take any kind of offense because I happen to agree with you and I always go around and tell people not to buy these cards I know for shure amuffin knows that because we have the same GPU.
And he has seen me on here and how I warn people. Even as bad of a rep these cards get for the type of gaming I do they work just fine. I won't play BF3 on anything but low and even then it does not play well.
When my son played it he said it sucked. I don't play those kind of games anyway just RPG and Straegy and these cards do very well. Like Shogun 2 I play on ultra with everything turned on to max.
I get 30fps on the campain map and 60 to 80 fps in the battle map. Temps are around 76c tops. They just are not good for games like BF3 and others like it. But OP get the 6850 is the best choice for the money and Good luck to you.