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Gainward 550ti

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November 21, 2012 12:42:35 PM

i want to buy a gainward 550ti 1gb gddr5 graphic card ....is it a good card if not then plz give me advices in this price range..

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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 12:52:16 PM

The GTX 550 Ti is alright but it is a last gen card. For the same price you can now get a 7770 which has lower power consumption and is plain better. It also OCs slightly to give another performance boost.
a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 12:53:29 PM

560's have been seen in the wild for ~$125 and are much stronger than a 550ti.

What's your price range?
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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 12:56:45 PM

Z1NONLY said:
560's have been seen in the wild for ~$125 and are much stronger than a 550ti.

What's your price range?

Again, those cards are last generation. Although they're great, you can get better price/performance with this generation's cards like the similarily priced 7770 or 7850. And of course much lower power consumption.
a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 1:06:23 PM

Z1NONLY said:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=543

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=543

560 > than either of those. The fact that it's "old tech" just brings it's price down a bit.

Power usage is a little higher, but if performance for the money is what matters most, the 560 is probably the way to go, if you can find them at the reduced prices.

Fair enough, I stand corrected, apologies.
I find they're still pretty tough to find for that cheap though.
a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 1:11:40 PM

Comp USA / tigerdirect has them for $125 with MIR every other week or so, but they have not been on line recently.

(They had three on the shelf at my local compusa yesterday, but they are $135 at the moment I think)

I think my old 5770 is on par with the 550ti.

The 550ti just didn't fill the gap between the 550 and the 560 well.
November 26, 2012 12:39:22 PM

Z1NONLY said:
560's have been seen in the wild for ~$125 and are much stronger than a 550ti.

What's your price range?

less than $100
November 26, 2012 12:42:51 PM

thankx eveyonefor your advices ......but if i go for a 560ti will it be better choice and i want to play in ultra graphics
a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 10:37:28 PM

Your playing resolution will determine much of this. The 560ti is a powerful card but it has its limits.
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