Which will work better

hi i want to upgrade my graphics card to something way better than i have now i have 2 options:
the gtx 550 ti : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625
or the radeon hd 7750 : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150611

i am planning to buy them within a month from now or so i want to use them from gaming and some programming like c++ . i currently have intel gma 3000 which is integrated and sucks. i have a 500 watt powersupply from my case it has 1 6-pin pcie power plug. i got it with the case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156258 the resolution i want to be running at is 1600x1200 my monitor is 20.2 inches. the only problem i will face is that my motherboard has a pci-e 16x 1.0 slot so it will be slower can you guys tell me the speed difference between 1.0 2.0 and 3.0 because its kind of confusing. oh yeah i have an intel core 2 duo e6300 clocked at 3 ghz and this is my mobo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131794 i also have 8 gigs of ram at 1066mhz. thank you
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  1. 7750 is much better. I would be kind of wary with that PSU. It's a raidmax one and they're known to blow up when you pull more than 50% of the rating from it.

    Actually, PCI-E 1 is so slow. It's not even worth it.
  2. samuelspark said:
    7750 is much better. I would be kind of wary with that PSU. It's a raidmax one and they're known to blow up when you pull more than 50% of the rating from it.

    so your saying it might blow up and make a km crater or just fry up and die na jk but what do you advise me to do
  3. but ive seen benchmarks of my cpu with a 560 ti and they are pretty high plus its an uupgrade from an integrated video ship so even if its low bandwidth it will increase my preformance drastically right??
  4. This shows the GTX 550 Ti is a step up from a HD 7750.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  5. @ss202sl

    But uses so much more power.

    @saad123abc

    I'd go with a lower end card to save money cus you won't notice the difference.
  6. the 7750 is better ,,,but:it is pci-e 3.0 so in this case i will recommend to you the gtx550 ti Now,about the pci-e interface : the only change is the data that travel there higher pci-e = higher data
    but there is not a problem if you put the 2.0 in 1.0 (i heard so) but never put the 2.1 in a 1.0 that will not work
    Good luck
  7. iliani007 said:
    the 7750 is better ,,,but:it is pci-e 3.0 so in this case i will recommend to you the gtx550 ti Now,about the pci-e interface : the only change is the data that travel there higher pci-e = higher data
    but there is not a problem if you put the 2.0 in 1.0 (i heard so) but never put the 2.1 in a 1.0 that will not work
    Good luck

    alright thank you for quick reply i will go ahead and buy the gtx 550 ti
  8. Your PSU is gunna blow up with a 550 Ti. Get something lower like a 6670 or a GT240
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