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Is the 550ti that bad?

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October 13, 2012 4:49:18 AM

I want to upgrade from my 1280x1024 monitor to a monitor that displays at 1920x1080.
My current setup is:
i5 2500K
Asus P8Z68
8gb Corsiar Blu
GTX 550ti evga

I bought my graphics card off a friend who was upgrading for $50. If I want to play games at 1920x1080, would it be better for me to buy a better graphics card (GTX 560) first and then buy the monitor, or buy the monitor and buy a better card later.


In conclusion...
Will the 550ti be able to handle games at an enjoyable frame rate at 1920x1080?
Is the 560 a signifeccant upgrade from the 550?

(Also, what do you guys think of this monitor?
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS248H-P-24-Inch-Full-HD-Mon...)

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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 5:07:20 AM

its can bu with not bad fps
a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 5:30:41 AM

Depends on games. But most games will run fine @ 1920x1080 res with decent frame.

560 is not so much than 550 for upgrade. Though you will get higher frame. If you go for upgrade, go at least HD7870 card.

That asus monitor looks fine to me with LED backlight.
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October 13, 2012 5:39:41 AM

Step 1: Get a new monitor
Step 2: Get a new graphics card.


a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 5:42:29 AM

the best card in the market for decent 1080p gaming on a budget is the radeon hd7850. its miles better better than a 550ti and significantly better than a 560 and better than a 560ti as well . its not expensive either at about $169 for 1gb variant. it will let you play all games on high at 1080p at near about 60 fps
October 13, 2012 5:58:36 AM

GTX 660 or HD7850 for 1080p ultra setting. :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 6:04:32 AM

dudeknows said:
GTX 660 or HD7850 for 1080p ultra setting. :) 

at 1080p ultra setting neither will suffice if you want 60fps. but if you are content with 40fps then yes both will suffice. 7850 is a better value than the 660 non ti though.
October 13, 2012 6:16:24 AM

At ultra 45fps is playable anyway.. Unless you want above 45fps then set AA to off.

550ti is not bad if OP resolution is lower than 1080p.
a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 6:30:20 AM

mysterykid said:
I want to upgrade from my 1280x1024 monitor to a monitor that displays at 1920x1080.
My current setup is:
i5 2500K
Asus P8Z68
8gb Corsiar Blu
GTX 550ti evga

I bought my graphics card off a friend who was upgrading for $50. If I want to play games at 1920x1080, would it be better for me to buy a better graphics card (GTX 560) first and then buy the monitor, or buy the monitor and buy a better card later.


In conclusion...
Will the 550ti be able to handle games at an enjoyable frame rate at 1920x1080?
Is the 560 a signifeccant upgrade from the 550?

(Also, what do you guys think of this monitor?
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS248H-P-24-Inch-Full-HD-Mon...)


Me personally... I'd ignore these guys. The 550 Ti is a GREAT buy for $50.00! I'd buy a new monitor and then wait till march 2013, sell the card and then buy a GTX 760.

ALSO! That is a GREAT MONITOR! I'm using the exact same Model! LOL!
a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 6:34:11 AM

yea the gtx 550ti is a good buy for tht price
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
October 13, 2012 7:01:24 AM

yes and sorta
monitor 1st
play and then reconsider next card
a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 7:05:23 AM

The 550 Ti card is good enough to last till next year when the new cards come out in March. Wait till then, any big buck card now is just a waste of money. Just buy your monitor and call it good. Till next year that is! Trust me, the 550 Ti is a great card! I wish I could have gotten one! I recently got a GTS 450 for $60. And I feel gypped compared to you! Haha x)
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