Hølland601 Feb 10 @ 10:01am
What gpu should i use
this amd radeon hd 5970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814105001

or

the nvidia gtx 550 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

which one is better and exactly how much better? i have been using my 550 ti for quite some time now and it is getting fairly outdated
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ontelo Feb 10 @ 10:03am 
Hølland601 Feb 10 @ 10:07am 
Originally posted by ontelo:
Google is your friend.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/587?vs=541

i just wanted peoples opinions
Slink3Slyde Feb 10 @ 10:07am 
Power supply Brand/model and what resolution are you gaming at? The 5970 is dual GPU and will draw a lot more amps then your 550ti.
Hølland601 Feb 10 @ 10:09am 
Originally posted by Slink3Slyde:
Power supply Brand/model and what resolution are you gaming at? The 5970 is dual GPU and will draw a lot more amps then your 550ti.

i put it my computer allready ounce and worked fine. just could not get rid of nvidia drivers because they are locked into regestry.

antec 650 watt psu
Last edited by Hølland601; Feb 10 @ 10:09am
Slink3Slyde Feb 10 @ 10:13am 
It may work fine, many PSU's can go beyond their rating for a while,but after some time it may blow, and it may take more then your GPU with it.
Hølland601 Feb 10 @ 10:16am 
Originally posted by Slink3Slyde:
It may work fine, many PSU's can go beyond their rating for a while,but after some time it may blow, and it may take more then your GPU with it.

ok

then anyone know a good gput that i should save up for? nvidia spacificly?
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upcoast Feb 10 @ 10:24am 
You own the 5970 now?
Hølland601 Feb 10 @ 10:25am 
Originally posted by upcoast:
You own the 5970 now?

yes but i have a gtx 550 ti currently in my machine
upcoast Feb 10 @ 10:35am 
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Slink3Slyde Feb 10 @ 10:40am 
Only just noticed your edit. 650 watt Antec is likely enough so long as you aren't overclocking it or your CPU and aren't running a lot of fans and hard drives etc. Could you tell me the exact model of PSU just to be safe?

Also to clear out your driver you should boot to safe mode and use Driver Fusion or DDU

http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_uninstaller_download.html

http://treexy.com/products/driver-fusion

Either of these programs will clear out your old drivers and allow you to fresh install the new ones.

UberFiend (Banned) Feb 11 @ 5:04am 
650W is plenty even if you are o/c'ing.

And yes, use the 5970.
Rove Feb 11 @ 5:23am 
The HD 5970 is far better but it's out of stock as the GTX 560 ti probably is also. There is not really even a close competition. The HD 5970 wins like crazy.

You probably should just google it.
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upcoast Feb 11 @ 9:53am 
Originally posted by Rove:
The HD 5970 is far better but it's out of stock as the GTX 560 ti probably is also. There is not really even a close competition. The HD 5970 wins like crazy.

You probably should just google it.

He already owns them.
Hølland601 Feb 11 @ 11:08pm 
Originally posted by Rove:
The HD 5970 is far better but it's out of stock as the GTX 560 ti probably is also. There is not really even a close competition. The HD 5970 wins like crazy.

You probably should just google it.

uberfiend._|_,and you rove should get an award for helfullness thanks :)
The Spanish Inquisition Feb 12 @ 2:36am 
560ti and 5970?! That isn't 2014 ready, that's 2010 ready! Grab an R9 280x or a GTX 770 and then you'll be set for the next few years.
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