Nvidia's Sub-$150 GTX 550 Ti Mainstream Graphics Card Hits Market

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avenger48

Ok, got some information,

This card is designed to compete with the HD 5770, and it performs about halfway between a GTS 450 and a GTX 460 768MB.  The current price is a bit high, though, as I was able to find several 460's for signifigantly less after rebate, such as the one in the link below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519

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Dartht33bagger

I have a GTS 250, would it be worth it for me to upgrade to this?

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avenger48

I upgraded from a 250 to 460 768MB SLI (although I would really reccommend the 1GB if you can afford it).  My friend has one of the same 460's, so I've seen the performance of both setups firsthand.  The 460 768MB is a great card, and is cheaper and faster than these 550 Ti's.  I would suggest going that route, if you are having trouble playing games or just want something faster than what you have now.

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titan8813

"For any of the GeForce 8600 GT owners out there who have been waiting to upgrade,"

It's like they're inside my computer!  I've been looking to get a DX11 card and had my eye on the 5770 but the 128-bit memory bus gives me pause.  Plus after rebates you can get several models for around a hundred bucks.  *runs off to do more research*

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jraschke11

I wonder if this is worth upgrading from my Palit GTX-285 2GB card. That thing is a beast minus the DX-11 support.

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avenger48

This card would be about 30% slower than a 285.  Keep in mind, this is about the same as a 5770, which is a touch slower than a GTX 260 C216.  Try a 560Ti, 5850, 5870, 6870, or 460 SLI for a performance boost.

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Rapidfire48

@ High def, it is suppose to compete with the 5770/6850 area. 

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Scatmanbrandt

Do some benchmarks with this against the GTS 450. I have 2 in SLI and wonder if it would be worth it to sell the 2 cards and replace them with one of these.

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highdef

What is the AMDradeon counter part of this videocard?

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