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GTX550 TI FPB vs GTX560 SE

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July 24, 2012 6:28:28 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week. I'm looking to spend about a 120.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Looking to upgrade my graphics card just so I can play Guild wars 2/swtor/any other games that might come out.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Right now i'm using a 9800 gt and it just isn't performing as good as I thought it would. I guess it's just old and out dated. Doesn't run SWTOR smoothly.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: quad core 2.3ghz processor amd. Not quite sure exactly what model since i'm at work right now. It's quite old and and I would upgrade it sometime in the near future.

So I'm pretty positive the GTX560SE > GTX550 TI is right. But I'm just wondering about the "FPB" on the gtx550 ti card. Does that make it a better card than the 560se? Let me know! Thank you! Any explanation on why which is better would be great appreciated as well!

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July 24, 2012 6:37:22 PM

FBP= free performance boost technology, it just means they have given some bios updates to speed up the core and memory a little, the 560 se will be more powerful, get it instead
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July 24, 2012 7:00:18 PM

From what i saw in some benchmarks the GTX 560 SE is between AMD's HD 6770 and HD 6790.The 550 Ti is as fast as a HD 6770 but this one has a slight boost so... They should be pretty much the same.

While the cards you chose are both a good upgrade from your 9800GT, you can get a better card for that price.

The HD 7770 is faster than both of the cards above.It is also newer technology uses less power and produces less heat.It's also a great overclocker.

Take a look at this one below.Its the cheapest HD 7770 is could find on amazon.

If you can stretch your budget a little bit and shop from newegg you can fit this into your PC.

Its about 10% Faster than the other HD 7770 so its actually faster than a HD 6850 and a GTX 460 256 bit.

Beware though according to this article right here you CPU might be the thing thats limiting your performance.

Upgrading your CPU will probably increase your performance in SWTOR more than the graphics card.

In my opinion you should buy a Phenom II X4 like this one,

A good cooler like the one below

And enjoy SWTOR.