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Gtx 650 ti boost 2GB or HD 7850 2GB?

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April 25, 2013 12:32:34 PM

Between these two cards, which is the stronger one giving the edge over most games played at 1920x1080?

Gtx 650 Ti Boost 2GB

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Powercolor AX7850 2GBD5 HD 7850?


I can get either for around the same price so it comes down to better performance, which of these 2 is generally the stronger one in most games at 1080P?


Thanks for any help!
April 25, 2013 12:38:53 PM

They both are about the same performance. It would depend on which games you plan on playing. The 7850 overclocks well so if you plan on overclocking it may be the better choice of the two.
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April 25, 2013 12:41:31 PM

slomo4sho said:
They both are about the same performance. It would depend on which games you plan on playing. The 7850 overclocks well so if you plan on overclocking it may be the better choice of the two.


My HD 7850 does not OC well at all. I think its on a per GPU biases on which will OC well.
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April 25, 2013 12:46:45 PM

I'd go for the Gtx 650 Ti Boost 2GB, since are both about equal in performance it comes down to the drives and Nvidia drivers are better.
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April 25, 2013 12:48:32 PM

ittimjones said:
Tom's review a few days ago says that the NVIDIA card is better...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


Well TH tested and came to the conclusion that the HD 7850 1GB which cost the same as the 650ti boost is faster in 3/5 game when tested against the 650ti. Also anadtech agrees that the HD 7850 is faster than the 650ti boost.
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April 25, 2013 12:55:38 PM

Duke Nucome said:
ittimjones said:
Tom's review a few days ago says that the NVIDIA card is better...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


Well TH tested and came to the conclusion that the HD 7850 1GB which cost the same as the 650ti boost is faster in 3/5 game when tested against the 650ti. Also anadtech agrees that the HD 7850 is faster than the 650ti boost.


Not sure where you're reading that. Everything I've read from Tom's Hardware states the GTX 650 Ti Boost is slightly faster and better value then the Radeon HD 7850. As others have stated the Tom's Graphics cards for April 2013 also recommends the 650 Ti Boost over the HD 7850.

Really both cards are good. A lot will depend on the game. Some games the HD 7850 will beat out the 650 Ti Boost and vice versus. Since the cards are so neck and neck I would buy whatever card you get the better deal on.
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April 25, 2013 12:56:34 PM

littleleo said:
I'd go for the Gtx 650 Ti Boost 2GB, since are both about equal in performance it comes down to the drives and Nvidia drivers are better.


But the drivers on AMD HD 7850 performs better than the 650ti so ...
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April 25, 2013 1:06:35 PM

Duke Nucome said:
littleleo said:
I'd go for the Gtx 650 Ti Boost 2GB, since are both about equal in performance it comes down to the drives and Nvidia drivers are better.


But the drivers on AMD HD 7850 performs better than the 650ti so ...


Based on what evidence?
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April 25, 2013 1:14:44 PM

Kindredsouls said:
Duke Nucome said:
ittimjones said:
Tom's review a few days ago says that the NVIDIA card is better...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


Well TH tested and came to the conclusion that the HD 7850 1GB which cost the same as the 650ti boost is faster in 3/5 game when tested against the 650ti. Also anadtech agrees that the HD 7850 is faster than the 650ti boost.


Not sure where you're reading that. Everything I've read from Tom's Hardware states the GTX 650 Ti Boost is slightly faster and better value then the Radeon HD 7850. As others have stated the Tom's Graphics cards for April 2013 also recommends the 650 Ti Boost over the HD 7850.

Really both cards are good. A lot will depend on the game. Some games the HD 7850 will beat out the 650 Ti Boost and vice versus. Since the cards are so neck and neck I would buy whatever card you get the better deal on.

Look at the numbers the HD 7850 is a bit faster in almost every game tested.
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April 25, 2013 1:21:15 PM

Kindredsouls said:
Duke Nucome said:
littleleo said:
I'd go for the Gtx 650 Ti Boost 2GB, since are both about equal in performance it comes down to the drives and Nvidia drivers are better.


But the drivers on AMD HD 7850 performs better than the 650ti so ...


Based on what evidence?


The HD 7850 wins in 6/8 games tested.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...

The HD 7850 wins in 3/5 games tested.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...

To that end the HD 7850 performs just a bit better overall than the GTX 650 ti W boost but .... "is going to be $10-$15 cheaper than the 2GB 7850, making it the more affordable option for a 2GB card." Anandtec

"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" Anandtec

"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." Anadtec

"In any case, as a 7850 competitor the GTX 650 Ti Boost is nothing amazing – its price and performance are close to the 7850, a card that has been sitting at its current price for months now – meaning it fills its intended role as a slightly cheaper, slightly slower 7850 competitor, but nothing more." Anandtec



Will new drivers bring a performance boost to the 650ti in the months to come putting it ahead of the HD 7850 by a solid amount ? If so then that will increase the value of the 650ti and at that point I would make a full recommendation of the 650ti boost as the new mid range king but as it stands the numbers are just not there.
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April 25, 2013 1:23:19 PM

I'd argue that you buy a 7870 XT and sell the games that come with it. 3 good games (2 I would say are a must buy anyhow). You can sell them at 25-30 bucks each. On the low side that is 75 bucks off a card that sells at 250. That brings it to 175.00. Factor in the rebate...155.00 for a card that can keep up with a stock 7950 and 670 when OC.

I have a 7930 and had gtx 560s in SLI. I am very happy with the card and the price/performance is great.
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April 25, 2013 1:38:55 PM

Kindredsouls said:
Not sure where you're reading that. Everything I've read from Tom's Hardware states the GTX 650 Ti Boost is slightly faster and better value then the Radeon HD 7850. As others have stated the Tom's Graphics cards for April 2013 also recommends the 650 Ti Boost over the HD 7850.

Really both cards are good. A lot will depend on the game. Some games the HD 7850 will beat out the 650 Ti Boost and vice versus. Since the cards are so neck and neck I would buy whatever card you get the better deal on.

You are correct. When considering value based strictly on retail price, the GTX 650 Ti Boost is a better value. However this newer card is seldom on promotion and the 7850 has been available with a great games bundle for a while and has been readily available for around $180 for the 2GB version currently. The GTX 660 has also been around $180-190 recently so is also another option to consider.

Kindredsouls said:

Based on what evidence?

You should know better than to ask a troll for evidence :) 
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April 29, 2013 6:02:15 AM

IMO the GTX 650 ti Boost is the better buy. It's cheaper and goes neck to neck with the HD 7850, they just trade blows in benchmarks but with the slight edge to the GTX 650 ti Boost. Expect performance in between the HD 7850 and HD 7870. Other than that, SLI'ing 2 GTX 650 ti Boosts scales very good and would have single GTX 680 performance in case you decide to buy one later.
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April 29, 2013 6:07:54 AM

GTX 650Ti Boost. Same performance for cheaper.

Of course, if you like the free games the HD 7850 comes with, go for that.

But at that price it would make sense to bump up $10 more for the GTX 660, a decidedly stronger card that comes with a free game as well.
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April 29, 2013 9:25:02 AM

jessterman21 said:
GTX 650Ti Boost. Same performance for cheaper.

Of course, if you like the free games the HD 7850 comes with, go for that.

But at that price it would make sense to bump up $10 more for the GTX 660, a decidedly stronger card that comes with a free game as well.


The 7850 1GB is the same price as 650ti boost and the 7850 HD 1GB is a bit faster plus the free games.
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April 29, 2013 9:57:11 AM

I would not get the 1gb variant. Get whichever is cheaper and make sure to only get the 2gb variant.Personally i would side with the 7850 as it can overclock really well if you manage to get a good card and will thus pull ahead of the 650Ti and into 660 territory.
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April 29, 2013 10:26:11 AM

mohit9206 said:
I would not get the 1gb variant. Get whichever is cheaper and make sure to only get the 2gb variant.Personally i would side with the 7850 as it can overclock really well if you manage to get a good card and will thus pull ahead of the 650Ti and into 660 territory.


The 2gb variants of the hd 7850 are just overpriced. You can get a gtx 660 for cheaper and now with the new drivers the gtx 660 performs as well as an hd 7870.
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April 29, 2013 11:22:18 AM

mohit9206 said:
I would not get the 1gb variant. Get whichever is cheaper and make sure to only get the 2gb variant.Personally i would side with the 7850 as it can overclock really well if you manage to get a good card and will thus pull ahead of the 650Ti and into 660 territory.


Every professional publication that reviewed the 1GB 7850 agrees that the performance difference between it and the 2GB version are non existent. TH did not review the 1GB HD 7850.
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April 29, 2013 12:27:26 PM

Duke Nucome said:
mohit9206 said:
I would not get the 1gb variant. Get whichever is cheaper and make sure to only get the 2gb variant.Personally i would side with the 7850 as it can overclock really well if you manage to get a good card and will thus pull ahead of the 650Ti and into 660 territory.


Every professional publication that reviewed the 1GB 7850 agrees that the performance difference between it and the 2GB version are non existent. TH did not review the 1GB HD 7850.


Its for future proofing.
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April 29, 2013 12:57:43 PM

david cassar said:
mohit9206 said:
I would not get the 1gb variant. Get whichever is cheaper and make sure to only get the 2gb variant.Personally i would side with the 7850 as it can overclock really well if you manage to get a good card and will thus pull ahead of the 650Ti and into 660 territory.


The 2gb variants of the hd 7850 are just overpriced. You can get a gtx 660 for cheaper and now with the new drivers the gtx 660 performs as well as an hd 7870.


mohit9206 said:
Duke Nucome said:
mohit9206 said:
I would not get the 1gb variant. Get whichever is cheaper and make sure to only get the 2gb variant.Personally i would side with the 7850 as it can overclock really well if you manage to get a good card and will thus pull ahead of the 650Ti and into 660 territory.


Every professional publication that reviewed the 1GB 7850 agrees that the performance difference between it and the 2GB version are non existent. TH did not review the 1GB HD 7850.


Its for future proofing.


The core of the 7850 will bog down long before it can make use of higher resolutions and textures to fill up more than a gig. There also no thing as future proof in the computer world. I can say from experience that there is no detrimental performance impact getting a 1gb 7850 and evidently every pro reviewer that tested the 1gb Radeon HD 7850 agrees.
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May 6, 2013 4:01:44 PM

It might be wiser to wait the word is Nvidia will be dropping out the 700 series this quarter and that should affect the prices from both lines.
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May 7, 2013 10:22:59 PM

true wait & buy 700 if good otherwise buy 600 at less price
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May 8, 2013 6:51:03 AM

Get an msi gtx 650 ti boost 2gb for 141 dollars on newegg.
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November 19, 2013 6:49:07 AM

Just the regular GTX 650 Ti Is all you need. You can get it for 80-120 bucks Much cheaper than the 7850. Honestly the big cards are just a waste of money, Because most gamers replace their GPU around every 2 years anyway. The 650 Ti Will do any job you need it to do for the next 2 years. Now it is a fact the performance of the 660, 660Ti, 670, 680, 7870, 7950, 7970, 7990 are going to be better. But in most games the 650Ti is going to perform on par, And on some games the 650Ti will have to be run at lower settings, But for the money you pay for the 650Ti, The difference is irrelevant. You are just giving more money for something you are not really going to be able to see.

My friend got the MSI 650Ti at neww egg for 98$ after rebate $114 was the regular price. I am not sure what the prices are now but you might be able to do even better than $98
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