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Old 2012-10-11, 08:24   Link #1
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Question About Graphic Cards

Just a quick query.

How relevant is the 550-Ti still? Assuming I am willing to play on Medium Settings.

Was reading some video card comparisons, and noticed my card wasn't even on the budget list any more (lowest was 560-Ti).

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Old 2012-10-11, 13:49   Link #2
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Pretty decent if you want to run below 1080p...
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Old 2012-10-11, 16:05   Link #3
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It's a pretty good card, but it's sort of dated now. Chances are you can buy a GTX650 (the budget model of the new generation, called Kepler) for about the same price; it'll give you the same or better performance while drawing less power and making less noise.
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Old 2012-10-11, 18:28   Link #4
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If you like Nvidia cards, I say get a new card when they go to the 700 series (assuming that is how they brand them). I'd say wait till those hit. I've found that a lot of people go by a "every other generation" rule when it comes to upgrading GPUs.
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Old 2012-10-11, 18:33   Link #5
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The 7770 is better, or even the older 6850.
My 6850 is still going strong in all game in 1080p.
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Old 2012-10-11, 19:50   Link #6
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Looks like it's time to upgrade then.

Thanks for the input, guys.
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Old 2012-10-12, 11:14   Link #7
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Just FYI, AMD plans to roll out the 8000 series around February. If you're not in a hurry...
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Old 2012-10-14, 23:17   Link #8
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Personally, I don't think there's any point in upgrading, just to upgrade.

The real questions are: what cpu you do you have (so you can determine if upgrading your GPU is even going to do anything for you), and are you happy with your video game performance today?

That said, a 550 ti is, to put it nicely, a piece of junk. Or, at least, not very good, even in today's weird PC video game world where games are often built with consoles in mind and thus not really requiring the higher end tech to run well on a PC like the good 'ol days.

Which makes the first question, concerning your cpu, even more relevant. If your cpu and video card weren't noticeably bottlenecking each other, just upgrading your video card can have only negligible effects, especially in the case of a 550 ti.

As an aside, these days, I'd consider a GTX 560-$122 on newegg-(not the GTX 560 ti), the budget video card of choice. And, it's significantly better than a 550-ti plus.
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Old 2012-10-14, 23:32   Link #9
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How about HD 5770? Is it still relevant? Approximately how much longer should I wait to replace it?
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Old 2012-10-14, 23:54   Link #10
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Personally, I don't think there's any point in upgrading, just to upgrade.

The real questions are: what cpu you do you have (so you can determine if upgrading your GPU is even going to do anything for you), and are you happy with your video game performance today?

That said, a 550 ti is, to put it nicely, a piece of junk. Or, at least, not very good, even in today's weird PC video game world where games are often built with consoles in mind and thus not really requiring the higher end tech to run well on a PC like the good 'ol days.

Which makes the first question, concerning your cpu, even more relevant. If your cpu and video card weren't noticeably bottlenecking each other, just upgrading your video card can have only negligible effects, especially in the case of a 550 ti.

As an aside, these days, I'd consider a GTX 560-$122 on newegg-(not the GTX 560 ti), the budget video card of choice. And, it's significantly better than a 550-ti plus.
Well, this is my current setup for CPU,



Performance wise, I have noticed slow-downs on newer games like X-COM:Enemy Unknown, so I figured I need to nip the problem in the bud soon.

Cheers.
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Old 2012-10-20, 03:19   Link #11
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Well, this is my current setup for CPU,



Performance wise, I have noticed slow-downs on newer games like X-COM:Enemy Unknown, so I figured I need to nip the problem in the bud soon.

Cheers.
Sorry for such a late reply, but yea, you could definitely use a way better graphics card than a 550-ti with that CPU. :/
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