I know it's way above teh minimum specs but it's not really a high end card I don't want to buy a Keplar 670 GTX or whatever if I can get away with using my cheaper card. I might sell it and buy something better or something.
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The 550ti is more then enough to max GW2. well this is assuming your processor is fairly modern. The beta version of the game runs great on my system thus far, It does use your graphics card however currently it has been doing the processing of the data on the cpu and then sending the info to the graphics card and I run everything at highest settings at 1080p on a projected image size of 120".. no problems relating to display thus far whatsoever. the games framerate has limitations but thats due to the beta and not being fully optomised. the end product will be fully optomised for both multi core cpu and graphics card running in tandom. all graphics information will then run seperately from the rest and be even smoother then now.
seriously though my card is well older then the 550ti as its a lowly 1gig gts250 . I have ran the game under both the gts250 and 550ti and no differance was noticed in visuals.. At the least I could say there may have been slightly more pop with the 550ti but nothing to write home about. The primary reason for me temporarily having the 550ti was to test out the 3Dtv play without having to buy nvidias emitter and glasses and that was garbage being as 3dtvplay limits you to 720p 3d and you can only get 1080p 3d with nvidia hardware which is complete BS. I refuse to buy more hardware as I have samsung 3dtv upstairs and optoma rf 3d setup in my mancave , not going to invest in more glasses along with another emitter to make things worse.
So dont fret the 550ti will max most games without issue and the only way you might really need more is if planning to download realism mods for games like crysis or skyrim where crap is just rediculous.
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