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Old March 15, 2011, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by JJThomp View Post
Great Job!

Unfortunately I think this is somewhat of a letdown. You can always find 6850's for about $150, I can see a niche for people who want quiet PC's however someone like my self on a budget will probably just get the better performing HD 6850 for about the same price.

Although the 550's minimum framerates do look quite nice there really isn't much of a reason to buy it over a GTX 460 or HD 6850
Where would you guys look for best prices on this 550Ti and the 6850? I've used tigerdirect and ncix before, but isn't there somewhere in Ottawa...direct-something...?
The 150 mark is my ideal price as well, though I'm partial to nvidia. I noticed in the review they don't refer to 'memory bandwidth'. I thought the b/w was a critical point of a cards' performance, so I've noticed many cards will still use 192bit, where even my old 8800gt is 256. I think I'm ready to upgrade my 8800 just in time for crysis 2.
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