The title says it all. i want to play battlefield 4 and arkham origins when they come out along with tomb raider and a few others. my current evga geoforce gt640 isntreally cutting it. any help? and yes i want nvidia. im thinking about getting a gtx 650 but should i get a 660? thank you.
In terms of performance, the GTX 650 is a little more powerful than the Radeon HD 7750. However, the Radeon HD 7770 is more powerful than the GTX 650. Since the performance is higher and the price is lower, that makes the Radeon HD 7770 a better bang for the buck.
At the moment the following MSI is the least expensive HD 7770 DDR5 graphics card after rebate; $80 + free shipping.
AMD will be releasing the Radeon HD 9000 series soon; expected but not confirmed in mid-October. The rebates are meant to clear inventory space to make room for the next gen Radeons. Note: The Radeon HD 8000 series is only sold to system builders like HP and Dell and they are simply the Radeon HD 7000 series with a new name.
Note: For the Radeon HD 7770 and 7790 you will need at least a 350w power supply. The Radeon HD 7750 and GTX 650 can both run on a 300w. However, if you have an AMD CPU, then it's best to add 100w to the PSU because AMD CPUs generally consume a lot more power than Intel CPUs.
Click below for a review a review of the Radeon HD 7790. Since is more powerful than the GTX 650 and Radeon HD 7750 the benchmarks for those cards are not in the review. The Radeon HD 7770 is and so is the GTX 650 Ti. The test rig has an Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.6 GHz so if you do not have that, then the benchmarks would be lower.
Here is a relative performance chart from the review which includes all the GPUs I have mentioned. Do not mistake the GTX 650 Ti results for the lower performing GTX 650. The blue bar is a stock speed Radeon HD 7790.