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Asus GTX 650 TI Boost DC II OC 2 GB 192 BIT -vs- SAPPHIRE HD7850 GDDR5 1GB 256BIT

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Anonymous
August 1, 2013 7:46:56 AM

Hello everyone,

I will be building a new rig soon and I would like to get some accurate information on this.

PC will have:
CPU: AMD FX 6300 3.5 GHZ
MOTHERBOARD:Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
HDD: Western Digital WD 1 TB BLUE 7200 64MB SATA3 / WD10EZEX
PSU: Highpower HPC-750-B12S 750W Elements 80Plus Bronze 20+4 Pin 12cm Fan 
RAM: G.SKILL 8 GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RİPJAWS CL9 F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
MONITOR: 18.5 or 20 Inch monitor so either 1366x768 or some 1600x???

I am a gamer and I have been dreaming for a good computer for like 7-8 years and was trying to suppress my desire for this with mid range laptops but it is unleashed now and I have the opportunity to realize it finally. I will be playing games, from BF3 to Crysis and whatever I can throw at the PC.

This is the build I came up with after some researching. I could still get some suggestions on other parts as well but please note that I live in a country where hardware is very pricey and hence I cannot go "ABOVE" this line even if I wanted to.

For GPU after doing some research I came up to these two:
Asus GTX 650 TI Boost DC II OC 2 GB 192 BIT
SAPPHIRE HD7850 GDDR5 1GB 256BIT

Anything "equal" to their price or "lower" but AT LEAST as good as these is OK for me.

I appreciate all the help, please help me get these question marks out of my head and finally realize my dream. Thanks.
Anonymous
August 1, 2013 9:03:17 AM

Thanks but could you explain why and why not for both of these cards? 7850 has 1 gb only and that makes me think
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August 1, 2013 10:11:32 AM

byogamingpc said:
Anonymous said:
Thanks but could you explain why and why not for both of these cards? 7850 has 1 gb only and that makes me think


The 7850 is a faster card and at the resolutions you are going to be running at you won't need more than 1GB. :) 

NO, gtx 650 ti boost is on par with the hd7850 (gtx650ti boost performs better in most games)
it comes down to vram which would make a difference in the future or on higher resolutions
@OP go with the gtx650 ti boost 2gb
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Anonymous
August 1, 2013 10:42:38 AM

I checked gpuboss but that is not very accurate information, it is mostly general information.

From here http://www.bjorn3d.com/2013/05/asus-gtx-650-ti-boost-dc...

I don't see 7850 on this list but at least on one of the charts it is on par with 7870?

And it lets me play with voltage right out of the box?
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August 1, 2013 10:50:12 AM

The HD7850 overclocks like hell (if one is willing to overclock)
on stock clocks the 650ti boost is better
visit Anandtech but, youtube might be better
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Anonymous
August 1, 2013 10:55:34 AM

Ok I actually came up with benchmarkings of both on same website.

Here:
http://www.bjorn3d.com/2013/05/asus-gtx-650-ti-boost-dc...
http://www.bjorn3d.com/2012/09/msi-hd7850-power-edition...

Since I will buy a stock sapphire hd7850 and not an OC or boost version please tell me what it will require to OC this 7850?
I would not really prefer to OC as long as it maxes out everything.

From these results asus gtx 650 boost ti dc ii OC 2gb 192 bit seems a bit better than AMD hd 7850 on benchmarks. What do you say?
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Anonymous
August 1, 2013 11:03:56 AM

@ warden

according to this I should def go with 650 one since the 7850 on this list 2048 and is yet 6% behind 650 ti and I will be getting only the 1GB version since other one is out of my budget. Did I get it right?
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August 1, 2013 11:09:59 AM

Anonymous said:
@ warden

according to this I should def go with 650 one since the 7850 on this list 2048 and is yet 6% behind 650 ti and I will be getting only the 1GB version since other one is out of my budget. Did I get it right?

That is correct. Especially since you are comparing 1GB vs. 2GB. I know your resolution is less demanding of VRAM, but really in late 2013, NO ONE should be buying a card with 1GB of VRAM when a 2GB card is sitting right there in the same price range.

1GB was okay a few years ago, but games are regularly exceeding that and the trend will only continue. Why set yourself up for obsolescence when you don't have to? Oh, and by the way, the GTX 650 Ti Boost is also faster and allows you play GPU accelerated PhysX games.
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Anonymous
August 1, 2013 11:14:18 AM

Thanks for nice explanation and by using that link I found the exact comparison of the cards
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_650_Ti_Boos...
I see 650 ti has a bit of edge although they are really on par, plus it is 2gb and that physx things you mentioned is a win for me and I def want to have a future-oriented setup as much as possible. Thank you muzzpro and byogamingpc as well for your contributions.
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