EVGA 550ti 1GB Superclocked or 2GB Card?

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
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  1. 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
  2. Because it's slow, its greatly out performed by Nvidia's older 460, which costs almost exactly the same.
  3. Why is 550ti a disaster?
    Care to explain?
  4. 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
  5. I guess if someone put a gun in my face and said "Buy one of these" I sure wouldn't pay anything extra for 2GB on such a slow card.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/542?vs=541
  6. ok, thank you for the link.
    Can you recommend better NVIDIA cards?
    i am a casual gamer, and budget is tight...
  7. 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 )
  8. I will be upgrading my PSU as well.
  9. kjay80 where do you live ? (country)
  10. 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.
  11. No, my specs are,

    C2D E6420
    4GB Ram
    and has GT8600GT currently.

    I live in NJ, USA, why?
  12. Sorry, my desktop model is Inspiron 530.
  13. 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.
  14. 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=N82E16814121642
  15. Btw at what res do you play ?
  16. 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.
  17. the max would be 1920x1080.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 7770 is 128-bit DDR5 Memory vs 550ti 192-bit DDR5.
    i guess this doesnt matter?
    sorry, i am a newbie.
  21. 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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