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Solved Video Card Upgrade?


dartanqn

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#1
Im using GeForce 8800 GTS 512 mb on Asus P5QLD Pro in Bus interface PCI-E 2.0(from GPU-Z). What New Card should i get? GeForce GTX 550ti, GeForce GTX 650ti or GeForce GTX 660ti. [h=1][/h]
 

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    8GB DDR2 Corrsair Dominator
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#2
This depends....what size (wattage) PSU do you have? The GPU your looking to upgrade to, what's the minimum wattage needed, what type and how many PCI connections does it have...eg one 6 pin, one 8 pin, dual 6 pins or dual 8 pins and does your current PSU have the available connections for the new GPU?
 

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    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
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dartanqn

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#3
My Current PSU is Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W
 

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    8GB DDR2 Corrsair Dominator
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX 8800 GTS 512MB
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    Samsung SyncMaster 245b
    Screen Resolution
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    Seagate 2 TB
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#4
You can check out the Passmark benckmark scores for all 3 here:

PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards

The 660 ti is over 2 times faster than the 550 ti and costs over 2 times as much. So, if money is no object, and you are looking for the fastest of the three, the 660 ti is a no brainer pick IMHO. Also, as previously suggested by bassfisher6522, make sure your PSU has the proper 4, 6 or 8 pin connectors. If not, order the adapter(s) with the card. The power supply is adequate for any of these cards.
 

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#5

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#6
What kind of budget are we talking here....? Personally I would go for the 680.
 

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    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
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    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
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CountMike

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#7
There's no need for too strong GPU with that processor, it will not be able to follow GPU and will be a bottleneck for it.
 

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dartanqn

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#8
So with processor QX9650 and Asus GTX 660 Ti-DC2OG-2GD5 will it bottleneck? That card fits in my budget.
 

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    Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU QX 9650
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    Asus P5QLD Pro
    Memory
    8GB DDR2 Corrsair Dominator
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX 8800 GTS 512MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 245b
    Screen Resolution
    1900x1200
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 2 TB
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    Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W
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#10
OK, I did a Passmark Benchmark Test Score Search, using your CPU, and searched for the best 3d graphics card scores. So, here they are:

gpusort.jpg

I really think you have all the information you need to make a decision; yes?
 

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OK, I did a Passmark Benchmark Test Score Search, using your CPU, and searched for the best 3d graphics card scores. So, here they are:

View attachment 25066

I really think you have all the information you need to make a decision; yes?
Impressive results!
 

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Hopachi

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OK, I did a Passmark Benchmark Test Score Search, using your CPU, and searched for the best 3d graphics card scores. So, here they are:

View attachment 25066

I really think you have all the information you need to make a decision; yes?
Impressive results!
You are always too kind Hopachi. Thank you again.
No really, in this specific case the 580 beat newer GPU's. :D
I wonder if something like this exists for newer GPU's matched with i7's or it always depends on the bottleneck people talk about. :think:
 

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#14
Impressive results!
You are always too kind Hopachi. Thank you again.
No really, in this specific case the 580 beat newer GPU's. :D
I wonder if something like this exists for newer GPU's matched with i7's or it always depends on the bottleneck people talk about. :think:
Yes, the 580 did beat the newer GPUs but there are motherboard variants and possible overclocking parameters (on some) that I could not show because the screen would have been too wide. However, I can generate a full report and save it to a PDF file for anyone interested or you can download the Passmark Performance Test Software here and do it yourself. It has a free 30 day trial (fully unlocked):
PassMark Performance Test download page
 

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OK, here's an updated screenshot of the search results with more information included. Pay particular attention to the CPU speeds during the test:

passmrk.jpg
 

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Thanks for the link.

Well, in the screenshot some motherboards get better results. CPU speeds are high but with different speeds each.
The drive column is not relevant in this test but I guess the motherboard (CPU support, resources) and RAM (dual channel or not) is a bit important besides the gfx card.

Thanks again for the data and I hope it helped the op to decide on the graphics.
 

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    HP Envy DV6 7250
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    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
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    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
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#17
Thanks for the link.

Well, in the screenshot some motherboards get better results. CPU speeds are high but with different speeds each.
The drive column is not relevant in this test but I guess the motherboard (CPU support, resources) and RAM (dual channel or not) is a bit important besides the gfx card.

Thanks again for the data and I hope it helped the op to decide on the graphics.
Just trying to give the OP more food for thought... Now, we wait for a decision; yes?
 

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