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GTX 650 Ti Boost vs HD 7850

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March 28, 2013 2:35:29 PM

Hey there guys, can you tell me which of these two GPUs is better and why?

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March 28, 2013 2:39:30 PM

The HD7850 is the stronger card. Read any of the recent GTX650Ti Boost review articles for comparison charts. The difference is not huge, but the difference is enough that the HD7850 may allow a setting or two to be turned up a little higher.
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March 28, 2013 2:45:26 PM

Kindredsouls said:
Tom's just did an article on this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...

Short version: GTX 650 Ti Boost beats the HD 7850 by a small margin in most cases, but not all. The GTX 650 Ti Boost is cheaper though. So overall better performance at a cheaper price.


GTX 650 Ti Boost beats the HD 7850? People agree that the HD 7850 is still better down at the comments.
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March 28, 2013 2:51:08 PM

Other sites that did reviews including more games than Toms used found the HD7850 to be the stronger card. For the price though, nVidia may have the edge.
I'm inclined to go along with Anandtech's conclusion:
"The performance of the two cards is close at times, but ultimately the GTX 650 Ti Boost spends most of its time trailing the 7850 to some degree, its only lead being in Battlefield 3. With those BF3 results pushing the cards to within 5% of each other on average, otherwise the gap is closer to 8%. As such the GTX 650 Ti Boost is unquestionably the weaker card in our benchmarks, just not significantly so. So for it to be priced under the 7850 is the right move here."
The price IS low enough, however, that I'm inclined to think it is probably the better value. It also supports SLI (unlike the plain 650Ti) which was shown by the FCAT tests to offer real improvement, unlike Crossfire, which does not.
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March 28, 2013 2:56:51 PM

Onus said:
Other sites that did reviews including more games than Toms used found the HD7850 to be the stronger card. For the price though, nVidia may have the edge.


Well, aside the price then, the HD 7850 is better. Ok! :) 
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March 29, 2013 12:57:52 AM

Katon123 said:
Hey there guys, can you tell me which of these two GPUs is better and why?

Hi Folks,
Ive studied long and hard at all the benchmarks, and it seems to me that the 650 TI BOOST Edition, is in between the GTX 660 and the HD7850 just a mere fraction below the Boost especially in most modern Games, but hey, the HD7850 is still beating the 650 BOOST TI in some games as well, However it boils down to the fact that the 650 BOOST TI Has PhysX and Cuda, when the HD7850 doesn't. (Sorry ATI/AMD fan boys) The Boost TI is just a brother of the GTX 660 -minus a couple of hundred cuda cores, I am still able to buy the PNY GTX 660 @ £145 on Scan.co.uk and Dabs.co.uk while the lesser powered NEW BOOST 650 TI is more expensive, @ £150 anywhere..

so before the GTX 660 Prices go up, please grab a GTX 660 @ £145.00 CHEERS FOR READING..
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March 29, 2013 9:25:59 AM

Laxblade said:
Katon123 said:
Hey there guys, can you tell me which of these two GPUs is better and why?

Hi Folks,
Ive studied long and hard at all the benchmarks, and it seems to me that the 650 TI BOOST Edition, is in between the GTX 660 and the HD7850 just a mere fraction below the Boost especially in most modern Games, but hey, the HD7850 is still beating the 650 BOOST TI in some games as well, However it boils down to the fact that the 650 BOOST TI Has PhysX and Cuda, when the HD7850 doesn't. (Sorry ATI/AMD fan boys) The Boost TI is just a brother of the GTX 660 -minus a couple of hundred cuda cores, I am still able to buy the PNY GTX 660 @ £145 on Scan.co.uk and Dabs.co.uk while the lesser powered NEW BOOST 650 TI is more expensive, @ £150 anywhere..

so before the GTX 660 Prices go up, please grab a GTX 660 @ £145.00 CHEERS FOR READING..


So, should I cancel my order of the HD 7850 and get a GTX 650 Ti Boost instead? And btw, few games support PhysX and Cuda. Is it really worth it? I always liked Nvidia, but after many videos and reviews I saw on the net, it seems that HD Radeons do somehow better.
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March 29, 2013 9:42:40 AM

The two cards are so very close, trading victories depending on the game. Unless benchmarks show that one of them wins significantly in the specific game(s) you will be playing, I think you'll be happy with either one; the differences aren't that great.
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March 29, 2013 9:53:26 AM

Onus said:
The two cards are so very close, trading victories depending on the game. Unless benchmarks show that one of them wins significantly in the specific game(s) you will be playing, I think you'll be happy with either one; the differences aren't that great.


^ Agreed... You really can't lose with either card. Perhaps see what deals are out there and decide based upon that?
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March 29, 2013 8:55:20 PM

my final answer: taking other findings from various websites:

the TI BOOST is slightly ahead of the HD7850 in some games, and only a fraction behind in others, there are many websites to chose from, with various Graphs to look at but most put the BOOST TI ahead in most new games, especially needing Phys-X .

Again if you are an ATI/AMD supporter & have NO need for PhysX - go for the HD7850 its still a very good card indeed (And can be found for as cheap as £139). Then if you like Nvidea GPUs the choice is obvious. Thanks...

(PS. also its down to what CPU you are using, if you have an AMD CPU go ATI HD7850, if you have an intel i5/ i7 then go GTX 650 TI BOOST. Money well spent, however, at this time you can *Now buy* the GTX 660 for the same price with BOOST and its away ahead of both cards can be found on Dabs.co.uk or Scan.co.uk for £150 which is the 'better buy' of the 3 so deffo the GTX 660 its more powerful than the others...

Now this is only my humble opinion, at the end of the day KATON123 its your Money, your Decision, please do so as ye wish.. I think the majority of folks on this thread have been helpful to you Sir.. "I wish you all the best in finding your new card". You can go Crossfire or SLI at a latter date remember. Take Care, Lax!!]


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/g...
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