I've just received my Nvidia 550 Ti in the mail and installed it in my computer but noticed that the Windows Experience Index for it is only 7.4 vs. the 7.6 my Nvidia 465 (both 1GB of VRAM) received in the WEI. I realize that the WEI isn't a great tool for assessing the MPE suitability of either card but it feels funny to take a drop in WEI nonetheless. I haven't really done any PPro testing to assess any performance change. The CUDA compute capability has the 550 Ti as winner (2.1) over the 2.0 in the 465. Does the compute capability score win? Basically, which card should I leave in my PC? Thanks.
Yeah, that makes sense now that you mention it. To my chagrin, I find that the 465 has 352 cores vs. 192 for the 550 Ti. Ouch! I gotta say, video card shopping is made so much harder by all the confusing specs... polygons and core speed, memory speed... not fun. Now I see why the 550 Ti was actually cheaper than the 465! Thanks.
You might want to check your power supply before you order that GTX 465 @ 200 watts where the GTX 550 is only 116 watts. That could put you into upgrading your power supply.