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Powercolor HD 7850 Fling force vs Inno3d GTX660 Herculez?

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September 12, 2013 12:46:05 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my HD7770 Vapor-x to a more powerful card in preparation to next gen.

Currently I'm limited to two choices:
The Powercolor HD 7850 Fling Force 2GB for 189$
and the GTX660 Herculez 2GB for 7$ less

I'm leaning towards the 7850 due to its overclockability, however I haven't found any review for this specific model.
The GTX660 Herculez has been given stellar remarks however I have no experience with any Inno3d cards.
so what should I get?

More about : powercolor 7850 fling force inno3d gtx660 herculez

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September 12, 2013 3:31:06 AM

Overall, the GTX 660 seems to have more raw performance out the box:



However, when it comes to overclocking? Overclocking can be a bit of a wild card, since you have no guarantee that the results will be at all consistent.

Both cards overclock pretty well: it's pretty undeniable that some serious performance gains can be got from the HD 7850, but the GTX 660 can be overclocked by enough to keep an edge too.

At the end of the day? Both cards perform pretty well, and they're probably both alright. If maximum performance is what matters for you, then the GTX 660 might give you a few more percentage points for your money. However, I'd maybe consider other factors such as warranty, noise, card size, power requirements, etc. to help you make your final decision.
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September 12, 2013 7:33:26 PM

alright I'll get the 660 the only problem I have now is it's a 3 slot card.
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September 12, 2013 7:40:17 PM

Pconsoles said:
alright I'll get the 660 the only problem I have now is it's a 3 slot card.


Same with my new card over here :(  I would have to buy another mobo (EX ATX or the largest possible) and then put it on a bench for sli since my case is ATX for SLi ASUS 7970 :(  tooooo much money for a big mono :/  but hey, SKRIM time!!!!!!
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September 13, 2013 12:51:16 AM

Pconsoles said:
alright I'll get the 660 the only problem I have now is it's a 3 slot card.


What's your budget? I'm sure I can find a smaller one for the same price....
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September 13, 2013 6:55:43 AM

can't go above 190$, I spent a bit on the PSU , I wouldn't want my Rig to be burned by my generic 500W so I started on that. It's a shame really the 660 Herculez was smoking the 7870 and I wished that it would fit on my mobo.
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September 13, 2013 7:24:59 AM

Pconsoles said:
can't go above 190$, I spent a bit on the PSU , I wouldn't want my Rig to be burned by my generic 500W so I started on that. It's a shame really the 660 Herculez was smoking the 7870 and I wished that it would fit on my mobo.


I managed to find 2 dual-slot solutions for the money:

This $195 GTX 660. It fits nicely in a dual-slot space and is a fairly compact card, so it should run fairly nicely.

There's also the option of this $184 HD 7870 which costs even less and performs slightly better. Don't be fooled- despite only having one fan, this card does have decent after-market cooling and should overclock nicely. The only downsides are that it is slightly bigger (it is just bigger than a dual-slot card) and that HIS's customer service is supposed to be horrible. (That's anecdotal evidence, though. I don't see any web pages to back it up.)
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September 13, 2013 8:29:06 AM

Nice find man!. I think I'll go get the 7870 as I have more experience with amd and it's cheaper. Thanks for all solutions especially to bemused_fred.I'm gonna go get it now! :bounce: 
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