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  1.    05 Jan 2016 #1
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    I have an PNY Nvidia GT240 in my Windows 10 machine.
    A friend of mine has a 550 Ti for sale.
    Outside of more memory ,512 vs 1 Gb, and speed, is there any new features available with the Nvidia 550 Ti over the GT240?
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  2.    06 Jan 2016 #2
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    It would depend on a particular manufacturer of those cards. May have more and different connectors for monitors, better cooling etc.
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  3.    06 Jan 2016 #3
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    Thanks, I believe the card just may be a better performer.
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  4.    06 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinema2k View Post
    Thanks, I believe the card just may be a better performer.
    It sure will be.
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  5.    06 Jan 2016 #5
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    Thanks again, I know what I would like have, I will have to wait.
    Is Tesla good for the average user?
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  6.    06 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinema2k View Post
    Thanks again, I know what I would like have, I will have to wait.
    Is Tesla good for the average user?
    For average scientist millionaire maybe !! I could just imagine what Einstein would with it.
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  7.    06 Jan 2016 #7
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    I have seen some used cards online and I can not think of what to do with one outside of 3D rendering.
    If I was to use my GT240 as a display card and use a Tesla with 6 GB of memory ,it may not have a video output, how one would suppose that would work, if at all?
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  8.    06 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinema2k View Post
    I have seen some used cards online and I can not think of what to do with one outside of 3D rendering.
    If I was to use my GT240 as a display card and use a Tesla with 6 GB of memory ,it may not have a video output, how one would suppose that would work, if at all?
    Not likely to work like that unless you use some very tricky SW. Bitcoin mining for instance can use many separate GPUs to accelerate calculations.
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  9.    06 Jan 2016 #9
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    List of Nvidia graphics processing units - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The GT240 supports DirectX 10.1 in hardware. The 550ti does DX 11.0. That doesn't mean a lot to me, but the 550ti must be sexier. (As well as having significantly greater performance.)

    I have never used any software that made use of the number crunching capabilities of an nVidia GPU, including the ones with no graphics outputs. The market for them is specialized enough that I doubt that an "average user" would get much out of one. If they were really useful for stuff like bitcoin mining, they'd be expensive and hard to get.
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  10.    06 Jan 2016 #10
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    AMD GPUS are better for bitcoin mining and most "Miners" use them.
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