I was just wondering which of these cards is better. It seems they're the best for the price based on where I've looked. I'm open to other suggestions if you guys have any, but the big question is what one is better?
It seems the 550 is but from my unprofessional standpoint, isn't the 560 newer? I don't mind paying $5 more for a 550 since it seems that it has high clocks by default. Otherwise, they seem the same....
I wouldn't buy either of those cards, neither perform very well. The GTX 460 is a great card in that price range and it smacks both of those cards. You can also look at the Radeon 7770, but the 460 will do better in most games.
Both those cards are very similar in frame rates. As mentioned above, the GTX 460 will be much superior for just a bit more $. The 2 cards you are looking at will struggle in intense games at 1680x1050. The GTX 460 will even squeek out decent frame rates at 1920x1080 with reduced settings. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125412