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New graphics card. Nvidia or ATI? Gigabyte or MSI?

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March 15, 2013 6:40:19 AM

Hello guys. I just joined the site and i would like to get some opinions.
I've got the i5 3470 on a Gigabyte mobo Z77M-D3H.
I have Sapphire ATI radeon 5770 and i would like an upgrade on that.
(One of the reasons i'm upgrading is that i get crashes when i play games and i think this is the reason, but i'm not sure yet..)
So long I have been buying ATI radeon cards, but some people told me that Nvidia is better for Intel CPUs. Is that true?
Secondly , i also heard that getting PC parts from the same manufacturer is also better, in which case i found MSI n660tf and Gigabyte gtx 660 to choose from, if im going to buy Nvidia..
So what do you think?
Help me with my hesitation/decision.
Thank you.
a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2013 6:54:38 AM

at least tell use your budget, your PSU, and your monitor resolution, and the site u like to buy if any...

btw as far as i know there no such thing as "Nvidia is better for Intel CPUs",
except they are talking about APU but that also incorrect...
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March 15, 2013 6:54:55 AM

gtx 660ti's good mid range choice from the green team but then the red team gets good deals with game bundles atm and the last driver update made a nice increase in performance on th amd side , so some thing like a 7870 LE (Tahiti ) would be nice (uses the same core as the 7950/7970's does )
just comes down to how much u want to spend atm

something to watch just out by Linus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiz7HCdGEic
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March 15, 2013 7:07:21 AM

My monitor is a 19inch (square) with max resolution 1280x1024..
But im planning on buying a new one also, probably 22inch led.
PSU is 700watt.
I'm planning to buy it from Greek sites and i don't wanna spend more than 250-300 euros.

@tassietim 7870 is a good idea, but should it the be from gigabyte? For compatibility reasons?
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2013 8:03:43 AM

or...

u can go with the 7870 LE, this is the best card u can get under 300....

http://www.plaisio.gr/ypologistes-anavathmisi/anavathmi...

saphire already been amd partner (AIB) for long time, they had good reputation...
This don't looks like came with games bundle but i believe it supposed to had some game promotion there...

edit: 700 watt good (brand) PSU should able to handle those card easyly....
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March 15, 2013 9:52:36 PM

the msi game bundle one would be best

who makes the card not much of an issue note the most evga cards are just re-badged stock whereas msi, sapphire are custom pcb designs
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March 15, 2013 11:33:30 PM

I really do not care about the games they give. So do not take the games into consideration please..
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2013 12:49:27 AM

The game was just a bonus, Even it not included in consideration it will still the same.

The HD 7870 LE > HD 7850 (2 GB) > GTX 660.....

U can check in Tom's monthly GPU ranking / hierarchy.....

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March 16, 2013 7:30:34 AM

rdc85 said:
The game was just a bonus, Even it not included in consideration it will still the same.

The HD 7870 LE > HD 7850 (2 GB) > GTX 660.....

U can check in Tom's monthly GPU ranking / hierarchy.....



Ok, so from what you are saying i'm gonna pick 7850 (2GB). But should it be MSI or Gigabyte or another? (considering my mobo/spec)
+twin frozr or normal?
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2013 11:47:40 AM

About brand, I don't had much experience of...

but I'm myself suprised by twinfrozer capability (in my card it keep the card below 60c), so i tend to go with the MSI Twinfrozer 7850 OC.....

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March 16, 2013 4:31:55 PM

Ok so it's gonna be MSI Twin frozr 7850 OC.
Case closed. Thank you everyone.
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