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Question gtx550ti 6gb vs gtx1050 2gb

Shinnywolf

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Hi hopefully somebody can give me some advise regarding the gtx550ti 6gb.
my friends son just bought his first pc on a budget. hes only 15 so didnt have much money to spend and the unit so it was pretty low spec.
my question is - i have been looking online for a cheap upgrade for his graphics card (as he has very little funds to spend and is really dissapointed with the performance of the gtx 1050 2gb)
i have come across the gtx550ti 6gb for £100 but i can not find any benchmarks for the 6gb version, they all seem to be for the 1gb and 2gb versions.
firstly is this a genuine graphics card or a overclocked scam and would it be a improvement on his gtx1050 as it has 4gb more ram?

this is a link to the graphics card on ebay so you can see the spec

i hope its ok to post the link as its for refference and im not trying to sell anything
 

jpiniero

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Apparently the 550 Ti is a scammer favorite according to Wikipedia. I doubt it actually has 6 GB. Plus Fermi is so old nVidia doesn't even support it anymore.
 
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Iron Woode

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more than likely it's a scam. I can't find any information on a 6GB model being made. All are 1GB.

Besides, a GTX550 Ti will perform worse than a 1030 any day. Drivers will have to be old versions to even recognize the card.
 

GodisanAtheist

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Depending on how much money your buddy has to spend, and the power output of the power supply in his PC, I'd recommend looking at cards from a bit way back like the 970/980/980TI from Nvidia or cards like the 290/290x/390/390x/Fury cards from AMD.

They are all fairly old cards, and require a decent amount of power to run, but are still decent upgrades from a 1050 2gb all the same.
 
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