need help to choose graphic card gtx 660 vs hd 7850

i can't decide which of these cards to purchase

i'll use it mostly for gaming in games like skyrim,far cry 3,bf3, fallout new vegas,lol etc.

my monitor resolution is:1440x900

thanks in advance i'm waiting your suggestions
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  1. gtx660 is a newer card i'd definitely go for Nvidia.
    if you have the budget i advise to get a better gpu though...

    gpu's you are thinking are for this price... (the cheapest ones according to the manufacturers)
    7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    660: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    alternatively:
    650ti boost: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125457
    this gpu is slightly better and cheaper than 660. (its better than 7850 too)
  2. n1ghtr4v3n said:
    gtx660 is a newer card i'd definitely go for Nvidia.
    if you have the budget i advise to get a better gpu though...

    gpu's you are thinking are for this price... (the cheapest ones according to the manufacturers)
    7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    660: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    alternatively:
    650ti boost: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125457
    this gpu is slightly better and cheaper than 660. (its better than 7850 too)


    What are you talking about? The 660 outperforms the Boost almost every time.
  3. GTX660 > GTX650Ti Boost >= HD7850 > GTX650Ti.
    For your resolution, a GTX650Ti Boost would be a solid card without spending a lot of money.
  4. Get the GTX 650 Ti Boost as suggested by Onus. It is sufficient for 1440x900 gaming. If in future you upgrade to a higher resolution monitor, getting another similar card to SLI is a very cost effective solution.
  5. 650 ti boost is fine for 1080P if you are not to concerned about AA.
  6. At 1440x900, AA shouldn't be a problem.
  7. Onus said:
    GTX660 > GTX650Ti Boost >= HD7850 > GTX650Ti.
    For your resolution, a GTX650Ti Boost would be a solid card without spending a lot of money.


    +1

    That GTX 660 is the best bang for the buck since it's on sale. I'd get one myself (same resolution) if I wasn't waiting on the GTX 760.
  8. Even THG's limited testing has the 660 20% above the 7850. Most sites show a greater advantage.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-gk106-benchmark,3463-11.html
  9. Thanatos Telos said:
    n1ghtr4v3n said:
    gtx660 is a newer card i'd definitely go for Nvidia.
    if you have the budget i advise to get a better gpu though...

    gpu's you are thinking are for this price... (the cheapest ones according to the manufacturers)
    7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    660: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    alternatively:
    650ti boost: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125457
    this gpu is slightly better and cheaper than 660. (its better than 7850 too)


    What are you talking about? The 660 outperforms the Boost almost every time.


    uhm who says?
    ok, agreed, generally 660 is a better card but some games 650ti-b works even more effective with better average fps compared to same setup with 660...
    average fps this is what you going to realize in real world not weird synthetic benchmarks >.>

    i am not even yet talking about the price difference and heat emission

    650ti boost is the bang for the buck. especially in low resolutions like 1440*900

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-gk106-benchmark,3463-11.html
  10. The gtx660 will always be better than the 650ti boost because they are both the same card except that the 660 has about 200 more CUDA cores, everything else is exactly the same. With the 660 being only 199.99 most of the time, I think it's a fair upgrade from the 650ti boost. There's only like 25$ difference between the 2 cards.
  11. ericjohn004 said:
    The gtx660 will always be better than the 650ti boost because they are both the same card except that the 660 has about 200 more CUDA cores, everything else is exactly the same. With the 660 being only 199.99 most of the time, I think it's a fair upgrade from the 650ti boost. There's only like 25$ difference between the 2 cards.


    Less right now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    And the performance difference is about 10-15% so my choice would be this Zotac card while it's on sale.
  12. 7850 when overclocked to 1150 or more is a different story entirely I'm quite sure it moves at least up to the 660 levels which offers very little OC headroom, just an thought.
  13. spentshells said:
    7850 when overclocked to 1150 or more is a different story entirely I'm quite sure it moves at least up to the 660 levels which offers very little OC headroom, just an thought.

    You are confusing OC headroom with OC scaling. The GTX 660, like all Kepler cards, has lots of OC headroom. AMD cards this generation tend to scale slightly better when overclocking.

    All the same, the GTX 660 is the only way to go since it is just a little more expensive than a GTX 650 Ti Boost (~$20), but comes with a free copy of Metro: Last Light, which the 650 Boost does not.
  14. n1ghtr4v3n said:
    Thanatos Telos said:
    n1ghtr4v3n said:
    gtx660 is a newer card i'd definitely go for Nvidia.
    if you have the budget i advise to get a better gpu though...

    gpu's you are thinking are for this price... (the cheapest ones according to the manufacturers)
    7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    660: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    alternatively:
    650ti boost: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125457
    this gpu is slightly better and cheaper than 660. (its better than 7850 too)


    What are you talking about? The 660 outperforms the Boost almost every time.


    uhm who says?
    ok, agreed, generally 660 is a better card but some games 650ti-b works even more effective with better average fps compared to same setup with 660...
    average fps this is what you going to realize in real world not weird synthetic benchmarks >.>

    i am not even yet talking about the price difference and heat emission

    650ti boost is the bang for the buck. especially in low resolutions like 1440*900

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-gk106-benchmark,3463-11.html


    I was referring to the bolded comment. I only said that it outperformed it.
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