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SAPPHIRE RADEON HD7850 2GB vs MSI GTX650Ti Boost 2GB Twin Frozr OC

As the title suggest...
They are almost the same price.

Which one is better?
I play SC2 and Dota2 if that makes any difference.
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  1. Radeon HD 7850 2 GB.
    I myself have same GPU but older generation and it works flawlessly.

    AMD customer support is also very good and finding drivers is a cake.

    In terms of performance, both GPUs give almost same performance with 3-4 FPS here and there in different games.
    It comes down to your choice if you like Nvidia or ATI. :)
  2. 7850 is more powerful, but not by much.

    I have that 7850 and it is a good card that I recommend.

    It really comes down to your preferences from there. AMD cards have better compute performance with OpenCL, games with PhysX play better with Nvidia cards.
  3. luckiest charm said:
    Radeon HD 7850 2 GB.
    I myself have same GPU but older generation and it works flawlessly.

    AMD customer support is also very good and finding drivers is a cake.

    In terms of performance, both GPUs give almost same performance with 3-4 FPS here and there in different games.
    It comes down to your choice if you like Nvidia or ATI. :)


    I heard that the HD7850 does not work that well with blizzard games (SC2, WoW etc). Do you have any experience with it?
  4. luckiest charm said:
    Radeon HD 7850 2 GB.
    I myself have same GPU but older generation and it works flawlessly.

    AMD customer support is also very good and finding drivers is a cake.

    In terms of performance, both GPUs give almost same performance with 3-4 FPS here and there in different games.
    It comes down to your choice if you like Nvidia or ATI. :)


    I heard that the HD7850 does not work that well with blizzard games (SC2, WoW etc). Do you have any experience with it?
  5. there is some truth to that, but it can also be said with the green team. some games will play a little better with one vs the other............ but talk like that stands up there next to the talk about people saying they have trouble with drivers from one team to the next............ let it roll off your back.
  6. I myself play wow and it works flawlessly on my card with everything on high.

    All in all, HD 7850 is a better card than GTX 650 Ti.
    I have not played SC2, I am sorry, but I know it would perform equally nice in that as well.

    Basically the fun thing is that my rig managed to give me highest constant FPS possible for any game I threw at it.

    You should not think twice before going for HD 7850.
  7. Thanks for the replies.
  8. swifty_morgan said:
    there is some truth to that, but it can also be said with the green team. some games will play a little better with one vs the other............ but talk like that stands up there next to the talk about people saying they have trouble with drivers from one team to the next............ let it roll off your back.


    I see. Haha been having troubles deciding between the 2...
  9. luckiest charm said:
    I myself play wow and it works flawlessly on my card with everything on high.

    All in all, HD 7850 is a better card than GTX 650 Ti.
    I have not played SC2, I am sorry, but I know it would perform equally nice in that as well.

    Basically the fun thing is that my rig managed to give me highest constant FPS possible for any game I threw at it.

    You should not think twice before going for HD 7850.


    Then what about the manufacturers?
    Should I get msi or sapphire or some other brands like asus or gigabyte?
    And what does this PhysX thing that nvidia has do?
  10. 1) You should get either Asus or Sapphire. Sapphire is a bit cheaper if I am right. ;)

    2) Very few games utilize PhysX. ATI Cards are able to benefit games which utilize OpenCL and Nvidia cards are able to benefit which utilize PhysX. PhysX just makes some stuff like water in some games look better. Mostly more fluid.
  11. luckiest charm said:
    1) You should get either Asus or Sapphire. Sapphire is a bit cheaper if I am right. ;)

    2) Very few games utilize PhysX. ATI Cards are able to benefit games which utilize OpenCL and Nvidia cards are able to benefit which utilize PhysX. PhysX just makes some stuff like water in some games look better. Mostly more fluid.


    I see. Thanks for the clarification.
    BTW why not MSI?
    I heard their Twin Frozr's quite good, though not as cheap as the Sapphire one.
  12. Best answer
    I was suggesting it before but I had some bad experiences with MSI so didn't posted.

    Basically my old card (MSI HD 5770) just got fried after 1 month of using it when I was playing NFS Carbon. That game is not very demanding yet it rose to such degrees of temperatures and shorted motherboard as well.

    MSI support puts all the blame on user, so I switched to Sapphire and its been over 10 months I have very good experience with it. That is why I recommend it. :)

    But it is just your personal preference of what manufacturer you would like to buy it from and budget.
  13. here's a list of the "very few" games that support physx.......... and I think this list is missing something........... c'mon fanboy

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CD4QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdeveloper.nvidia.com%2Fphysx-games&ei=iR2qUZi-Gs2n0AHHoYHgAw&usg=AFQjCNFfpMLGsR_SRXb3fxL6PTX1QSjpEA&bvm=bv.47244034,d.dmQ&cad=rja

    and yes, physx does enhance the gaming experience with most of what it does........... until they came out with that stupid swirly crap in that new mechanical robot game whatever it is.........
  14. swifty_morgan said:
    here's a list of the "very few" games that support physx.......... and I think this list is missing something........... c'mon fanboy

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CD4QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdeveloper.nvidia.com%2Fphysx-games&ei=iR2qUZi-Gs2n0AHHoYHgAw&usg=AFQjCNFfpMLGsR_SRXb3fxL6PTX1QSjpEA&bvm=bv.47244034,d.dmQ&cad=rja

    and yes, physx does enhance the gaming experience with most of what it does........... until they came out with that stupid swirly crap in that new mechanical robot game whatever it is.........


    So basically if you don't play PhysX games and the HD7850 is cheaper, u get it?
  15. i didn't say that.

    I do know the 7870 is a little faster most of the time. I do know that in games where physx is applied the nvidia card will be slower yet.
  16. i don't know what you're doing and I didn't price these things but this promo code....... EMCXRTW26............ and a 25 rebate get this for 188..............

    http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-1800524-10487648?url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
  17. swifty_morgan said:
    i don't know what you're doing and I didn't price these things but this promo code....... EMCXRTW26............ and a 25 rebate get this for 188..............

    http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-1800524-10487648?url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605


    dude, you wouldn't happen to have another $25 promo code right? am planning to purchase a gtx 650 ti boost...
  18. moumouren said:
    swifty_morgan said:
    i don't know what you're doing and I didn't price these things but this promo code....... EMCXRTW26............ and a 25 rebate get this for 188..............

    http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-1800524-10487648?url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605


    dude, you wouldn't happen to have another $25 promo code right? am planning to purchase a gtx 650 ti boost...


    What'd you end up buying?
  19. Get the hd 7850 saphire 2GB GDDR5 OC HDMI edition
    http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7850-hdmi-oc-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdc2rahtkncpzp?pid=GRCDC2QTHGMGEGH6&otracker=from-search&srno=t_1&query=hd+7850&ref=bd04dad6-33db-46f0-8fa5-e9e96f7b36d9

    The gtx 650ti boost edition may give you 2 or 3 fps more in some games but if you overclock the two cards, you can notice a great difference that the hd7850 is faster upto 20fps in some games compared to the gtx 650 ti boost
  20. Get the 7850. Right now, it seems like the best budget card that will be able to play most, if not all, games on high or ultra for the next few years. I recently built a new rig and went with a 7850 over a 7870 because the price per performance was so much better then a 7870, and I got it for $150. Sapphire and Asus are the go to brands for solid cards with great cooling and good support. These guys are great. If you want to splurge, go with XFX. XFX is like the Ferrari of AMD cards. Sure there a little bit more expensive, but their service is top notch, cooling is great, and their cooler design is just plain sexy.
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