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Windows 7: Which card to get?


27 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Which card to get?

EVGA GeForce GTS450 SuperClocked or Zotac Geforce GTX 550 ti

Amazon.com: ZOTAC nVidia GeForce GTX550 Ti AMP! 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/Displayport PCI-Express Video Card ZT-50402-10L: Electronics

Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTS450 SuperClocked 1 GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 01G-P3-1452-TR: Electronics

It seems that the Geforce GTX 550 ti has a little more power to it. But I've always trusted the EVGA brand and this superclocked edition looks promising. What do you guys think? I'm also really cheap so saving 35 bucks after rebate also makes a difference .

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27 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Go for the 550 ti, it is close in the name, but that is a high-range gfx card, you can always OC it later. The preOCd card would have considerably shorter lifetime, though it has a few years of guarantee
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27 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

+1
I'd also advise against the purchase of the factory OCed card, so go for the 550ti.
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27 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A GTX550 Ti is a more powerful card. FYI:

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition Review - Page 1/27 | techPowerUp

EVGA make good products and their RMA support is second to none. However, any OC makes a negligible difference over reference clocks IMO. You can OC to these clocks easily using programs such as MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision.

Good luck.
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27 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Geforce 550 ti amp

Isn't the Geforce gtx 550 also factory oc'd isnt that what the amp part stands for?
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27 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is, but there are known cases of failure with the 400 series & especially OCed cards from the series.
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27 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Thanks

Thanks for the help guys i've ordered the 550 It'll be here friday! Hopefully i'll see a difference from my 9800gt
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27 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You will see a huge improvement over the 9800gt.
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