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EVGA 550ti 1GB Superclocked or 2GB Card?

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August 17, 2012 2:17:53 PM

Both EVGA GPUs are $110 after rebate, question is would you go with a superclocked one(#1557) or 2GB(#1559)?

I still have Dell E510 530 Inspiron Desktop, with a OEM Motherboard(PCIx16 1.0).
Would this card work on my computer?
THANK YOU
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 2:27:40 PM

It would but stay away from that card it just perhaps look at a 6770 or 7770 from AMD

550ti was a bit of a disaster
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 2:48:22 PM

Because it's slow, its greatly out performed by Nvidia's older 460, which costs almost exactly the same.
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August 17, 2012 2:49:05 PM

Why is 550ti a disaster?
Care to explain?
August 17, 2012 2:55:53 PM

ok, but if you had to choose from the 550ti cards, which one?

1. EVGA 01G-P3-1557-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti SuperClocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Mini-HDMI, Dual DVI, DirectX 11 SLI Ready

2. EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready
August 17, 2012 3:40:30 PM

ok, thank you for the link.
Can you recommend better NVIDIA cards?
i am a casual gamer, and budget is tight...
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:45:36 PM

A gtx 460 but that won't be possible maybe with your 305W psu (?)

Maybe a HD 6670 would be a better card for that. ( it's not a nvidia though )
August 17, 2012 3:48:27 PM

I will be upgrading my PSU as well.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:57:12 PM

kjay80 where do you live ? (country)
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:59:09 PM

You're running a P4 ?

The 550 or 460 would be a waist of money imo. Those cards are severe bottlenecked by the cpu.

Even the 6670 would be to much, but anyway cheaper ( from 50 up ) and you don't need to buy a new psu.
August 17, 2012 4:04:48 PM

No, my specs are,

C2D E6420
4GB Ram
and has GT8600GT currently.

I live in NJ, USA, why?
August 17, 2012 4:06:23 PM

Sorry, my desktop model is Inspiron 530.
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 4:14:05 PM

kjay80 said:
No, my specs are,

C2D E6420
4GB Ram
and has GT8600GT currently.

I live in NJ, USA, why?


So he can find you a good deal.

I'm not sure which card would be best for that pc so i'll leave it to spentshells.

Btw, i'm a bit behind i'm afraid ; after reading other threads the 7750 would be a better choice than the 6670.

A 460 is better than that but i don't now if your cpu is up to it.
August 17, 2012 4:16:00 PM

If you're running 1920x1080 1 GB is really hitting the red line in most games - I know from experience because I used to own a 550 ti 1GB on my 1080p monitor and it wasn't enough. I would stick with the 2 GB just for futures sake though to be honest the 550 ti would run out of horsepower before you actually used up that much.

If I were to recommend another GPU it would be the 7770 as it performs faster than the 550 ti even give the 128 bit bus width.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 4:16:13 PM

Btw at what res do you play ?
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 4:18:23 PM

Thats not because of the 1 G, it's because the 550 is a piece of crap, i have a 560ti 1G and it does it's job brilliant.

You'll never use the extra 1G on the 550.
August 17, 2012 4:20:28 PM

the max would be 1920x1080.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 5:22:37 PM

Suprisingly the 7770 is going for around 109 with MIR in canada, I'm trying to find a better buy than 159 in your area.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 5:23:37 PM

spentshells said:
Suprisingly the 7770 is going for around 109 with MIR in canada, I'm trying to find a better buy than 159 in your area.

I actually just got my 7770 for $105 a few weeks ago.
August 17, 2012 5:39:05 PM

7770 is 128-bit DDR5 Memory vs 550ti 192-bit DDR5.
i guess this doesnt matter?
sorry, i am a newbie.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 5:42:58 PM

Yes the 7770 does have a lower memory bandwith, and I do see it some times (starcraft II for example), but it'll still be much better than the 550Ti.

Heres another benchmark between the two: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541
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