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Palit Geforce GTX 650 Ti 2GB DDR5 w/Boost (OC ED) vs Sapphire HD 7850 Dual-X 2gb 256bit gddr5 (OC Ed)

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April 14, 2013 3:00:20 AM

Palit Geforce GTX 650 Ti 2GB DDR5 w/Boost (OC ED.)

http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=2099

or go with?..

Sapphire HD 7850 Dual-X 2gb 256bit gddr5 (OC Ed)

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...
April 14, 2013 3:13:55 AM

Go with the Sapphire HD 7850 Dual-X 2gb 256bit
Better card from a better company.

7850 when overclocked still the best value performance card (Google).
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April 14, 2013 3:15:59 AM
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The two aren't really in the same price category. The 7850 is a $185 card (w/ free FC 3 Blood Dragon, Bioshock & Tomb Raider); the 650 Ti is a $150 card (w/ $75 Game Coupon). At $185 price category, the 660 would be the 7850 equivalent and between those two, I'd take the 660 in a heartbeat as even THG has it well above the 7850. However, the game bundle may be enough to sway you one way or the other.

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

If ya can score a7850 for $150, then between the two you listed, I'd grab the 7850. However, with the 650 Ti Boost on the scene, I'd take that over the 7850.
Even in THG's limited game test suite, the 650 Ti Boost takes a slight 2% lead over the 7850
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...

If ya wanna know what other people are choosing look here:

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

The 7850 is AMD's biggest seller from their current generation line w/ 1.63% of the DX11 GFX cards hitting steam servers (20th place) being the 7850.

nVidia has 4 current generation cards in the Top 20
The 670 comes in 11th place w/ 2.25% share
The 660 comes in 14th place w/ 1.77% share
The 660 Ti comes in 17th place w/ 1.72% share
The 680 comes in 18th place w/ 1.71% share

Overall AMD had 5 cards in the Top 20, nVidia has 15

Another consideration might be whether you think you will do SLI or CF in the future. If that's in the picture, I'd read these:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6857/amd-stuttering-issue...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-bench...
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Ratin...
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April 14, 2013 6:33:43 PM

650ti then...thx...
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