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EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost SC 2GB vs. PowerColor 7850 2GB

I am having a dilemma as of right now I can't decide between these two cards since they both seem to perform almost the same in price, graphics and power consumption. The GTX 650 Ti Boost is at $164 minus a $10 rebate plus the Nvidia games that can go for $25-35, equaling to around $120-130 for it. The 7850 is at $160 and I can add a promo code for $15 off, equaling to $145. So which route should I go for?

EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130910

PowerColor 7850 2GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction--na--na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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    I wouldn't get a Powercolor when you can get an XFX for less. Also, don't pay more for a superclocked card when you can overclock it yourself. Having said that, The boost is definitely not worth the price nVidia is charging for it. Now, keeping in mind that you're going to need the 2GB version for the future, the XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB is $120 after rebate while the EVGA GTX 660 Ti Boost 2GB is $130 after rebate. You'll be paying $10 more for a card that has less performance than that stock HD 7850. In the end, the Radeon HD 7850 is just a better buy all-around. Here are the pricing structures:
    EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB - $140 (-$10)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130909
    XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB - $150 (-$30)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150641
    Here's some gaming comparisons from AnandTech:
    Dirt: Showdown:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 61fps avg.
    HD 7850 - 73fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/3
    Total War Shogun:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 56fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 55fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/4
    Hitman: Absolution:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 53fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 59fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/5
    Sleeping Dogs:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 54fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 58fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/6
    Crysis: Warhead:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 40fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 44fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/7
    Far Cry 3:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 51fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 53fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/8
    Battlefield 3:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 70fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 61fps avg.
    www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/9
    Civilization V:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 56fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 58fps avg.
    www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/10
    When one considers that the HD 7850 is $10 LESS and wins in 6 games out of 8 over the GTX 660Ti Boost, one realises that the HD 7850 is just the better buy over the GTX 650 Ti Boost.
    Man, this took a LONG time to write, but if it gets best answer, it was worth it. Cheers!
  2. Avro Arrow said:
    I wouldn't get a Powercolor when you can get an XFX for less. Also, don't pay more for a superclocked card when you can overclock it yourself. Having said that, The boost is definitely not worth the price nVidia is charging for it. Now, keeping in mind that you're going to need the 2GB version for the future, the XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB is $120 after rebate while the EVGA GTX 660 Ti Boost 2GB is $130 after rebate. You'll be paying $10 more for a card that has less performance than that stock HD 7850. In the end, the Radeon HD 7850 is just a better buy all-around. Here are the pricing structures:
    EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB - $140 (-$10)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130909
    XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB - $150 (-$30)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150641
    Here's some gaming comparisons from AnandTech:
    Dirt: Showdown:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 61fps avg.
    HD 7850 - 73fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/3
    Total War Shogun:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 56fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 55fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/4
    Hitman: Absolution:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 53fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 59fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/5
    Sleeping Dogs:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 54fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 58fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/6
    Crysis: Warhead:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 40fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 44fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/7
    Far Cry 3:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 51fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 53fps avg.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/8
    Battlefield 3:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 70fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 61fps avg.
    www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/9
    Civilization V:
    GTX 650 Ti Boost - 56fps avg,
    HD 7850 - 58fps avg.
    www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-review-/10
    When one considers that the HD 7850 is $10 LESS and wins in 6 games out of 8 over the GTX 660Ti Boost, one realises that the HD 7850 is just the better buy over the GTX 650 Ti Boost.
    Man, this took a LONG time to write, but if it gets best answer, it was worth it. Cheers!


    there ya go man haha. I eventually went with the 7850 2GB MSI Twin Frozr and it handles any game except that my CPU (Q6600) gets a little too hot (72 C) for comfort, but it will do since it is an old configuration minus the GPU. Thanks though for the insightful solution!
  3. My pleasure! Thanks for the best answer selection! :D
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