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gtx 650 ti boost 2gb or radeon 7850 1gb or gtx 560 ti

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July 8, 2013 7:54:04 AM

Im looking to buy a new gpu and I was already set to buy the evga 650 ti boost superclocked 2gb, but then i saw the radeon 7850 1gb at almost exactly the same price. I only use 1 monitor and just play a few games that are not graphic heavy. I am also considering the gtx 560 ti at $139.99. Hmm what do you guys think?
July 8, 2013 8:03:25 AM

650ti boost. It's super impressive. I know the others might be cheaper but the 650ti boost is faster.
July 8, 2013 8:07:25 AM

7850 scores much better on benchmarks though. That is the only reason why i am considering.
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July 8, 2013 8:09:16 AM

I own a 7850, and I am very happy with it. I can max games out at 1080p with 2x MSAA. Overclocks like a dream too. The 650 TI Boost is also very good too.
July 8, 2013 8:09:59 AM

Comes down to prices and which model.
July 8, 2013 8:16:53 AM

envy14tpe said:
Comes down to prices and which model.

EVGA GeForce GTX650Ti Boost SuperClocked 2GB - $169.99 (after rebate)
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7850 1GB - $169.99
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB $139.99
July 8, 2013 8:21:15 AM

Heyman said:
Im looking to buy a new gpu and I was already set to buy the evga 650 ti boost superclocked 2gb, but then i saw the radeon 7850 1gb at almost exactly the same price. I only use 1 monitor and just play a few games that are not graphic heavy. I am also considering the gtx 560 ti at $139.99. Hmm what do you guys think?


you can get 1 gb 7850s for 140... not sure where you're shopping to find it for so much cash. the 2gb versions go for about the same cash as the 2gb versions o the 650ti boost.

Generally speaking the radeon will run quieter and cooler then the 650ti boost, it also will have a much higher overclock potential (and scale better with it's overclock). That said the two gpus are pretty close to identical. They're both on the slow side for "needing" 2gb of vram... basically they're right on the edge between it being a pointless marketing gimmick and necessity.
July 8, 2013 8:22:24 AM

I'd go for the 7850 2GB. it might cost you more than the 1GB, but its more future-proof and beats the 650 Ti BOOST in benchmarks and gaming performance.
July 8, 2013 8:42:29 AM

I will sell you my gtx 570 factory overclocked for $135.00 plus shipping, its already boxed and ready to ship and its on ebay.
July 8, 2013 8:47:45 AM

Korn007 said:
I will sell you my gtx 570 factory overclocked for $135.00 plus shipping, its already boxed and ready to ship and its on ebay.


Idiots with stupid comments...get out of here!
July 8, 2013 8:53:35 AM

its so confusing, ill probably decide by flipping a coin
July 8, 2013 8:57:03 AM

Heyman said:
its so confusing, ill probably decide by flipping a coin


lol You really aren't gonna notice much of a difference between the 2, the differences are minimal. You'll be happy with either purchase. Stressing over a few FPS here and there is really not worth it :-) Tom's recommends the Boost at this price range though, and they can be had for as little as 150-160$ if you look for a good deal.
July 8, 2013 8:59:48 AM

Heyman use this link if you want some help... anandtech post all the benchmarks for all the cards. They use the most popular games and you can select 2 cards and compare them directly. This might help you narrow it down since u seem confused. Enjoy http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU13/583
July 8, 2013 9:02:43 AM

Problem is Anandtech mix up results from different driver versions - not a fair test. They've been doing it for years. Tech Power Up actually run fair tests and re-run all numbers for new drivers instead of being lazy and recycling numbers.
July 8, 2013 9:03:29 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Problem is Anandtech mix up results from different driver versions - not a fair test. They've been doing it for years. Tech Power Up actually run fair tests and re-run all numbers for new drivers instead of being lazy and recycling numbers.


+1
July 8, 2013 9:08:27 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Problem is Anandtech mix up results from different driver versions - not a fair test. They've been doing it for years. Tech Power Up actually run fair tests and re-run all numbers for new drivers instead of being lazy and recycling numbers.


they also mix up stock and overclocked cards and a number of other things. their charts are not accurate with a real world result as the end user will experience it. For example, the hd 7970 has been for over a calendar year been benched as a faster gpu then the 680/670 and more recently the 770. yet their graphs portray it slower then all of those cards. mistakes for and against amd and nvidia like that one are pervasive throughout their listings.
July 8, 2013 9:10:05 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Problem is Anandtech mix up results from different driver versions - not a fair test. They've been doing it for years. Tech Power Up actually run fair tests and re-run all numbers for new drivers instead of being lazy and recycling numbers.


Good to know... didn't realize they were that lazy
July 8, 2013 9:38:08 AM

Yeah a lot of people realised there were serious problems back in April 2010 when the GTX470 was actually outperforming the GTX480 in some benchmarks. And they still haven't learnt!
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