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September 26, 2013 10:39:55 AM

Hello guys, I have an enormous dilemma of choosing between EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC 1GB and ASUS HD 7790 Direct CU II OC 1 GB. the prices are on the exact same level.

Even though I have gone through tons of reviews - I just cannot make a decision.

What to pick for the best results - Full hd Minimally - 1600*900, High AA, AF and pure framerate.

The games I play are usually of type : Metro 2033 - last light, Tomb raider, Far cry, Mass effect. So mainly FPS shooters, Some of the shooter RPGs, and action- adventure.

Which one, and why should i pick that card interests me the most. I have an AMD X4 740 K configuration, and not planning for SLI or Crossfire.

Many thanks for your help guys.

Have a great day

Michal Simkovič

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September 26, 2013 11:09:41 AM

What are the prices you found on those cards? I ask because I imagine that for the price of a DC2T 7790, you could get a stock 7850, probably even the 2gb version.
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September 26, 2013 11:11:21 AM

AGx-07_162 said:
You're looking at two pretty similar cards in terms of real world performance, though the GTX 650 Ti probably edges out the HD 7790 based on the [failry consistant] info I could dig up, though the HT 7790 has its own benefits (Crossfire being one of them).


http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Review/346545,review-rade...
http://www.maximumpc.com/best_cheap_graphics_card_2013
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...


Many Thanks for your effort AGx-07_162 , But Either way I still do not know, Have been comparing these cards for 8 days now, and it gets me mad.
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September 26, 2013 11:12:01 AM

In your case, a couple of things can help you pick. What video card do you have now? Pick whichever brand you have now, will make setup smoother. Check warranty on the cards, and connection types that would suit you best. Since they are very even in performance and price, you need to pick based on something else. Maybe one has a cooler looking fan hehe.
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September 26, 2013 11:12:47 AM

quilciri said:
What are the prices you found on those cards? I ask because I imagine that for the price of a DC2T 7790, you could get a stock 7850, probably even the 2gb version.


I am From Slovakia, and The price for both cards is under 100 € . And these 2 cards are the best for such a price.

7850 Is for 130 € +
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September 26, 2013 11:28:56 AM

Ok, then. Your best bet is to look up benchmarks for the specific games you play, in order of importance to you. Make a note of whether Nvidia or AMD cards perform better in those games and use those results to make your decision.
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September 26, 2013 11:29:07 AM

hang-the-9 said:
In your case, a couple of things can help you pick. What video card do you have now? Pick whichever brand you have now, will make setup smoother. Check warranty on the cards, and connection types that would suit you best. Since they are very even in performance and price, you need to pick based on something else. Maybe one has a cooler looking fan hehe.


Now I have an 128 MB ATI, but that is just replacement for my passed away GT240 1GB, BTW I was really impressed with Nvidia, but Asking myself if its not the time to try something NEW.
I Guess that The cards will have better performance in games optimized directly for them right ?
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September 26, 2013 11:34:33 AM

quilciri said:
Ok, then. Your best bet is to look up benchmarks for the specific games you play, in order of importance to you. Make a note of whether Nvidia or AMD cards perform better in those games and use those results to make your decision.


It is actually 50:50. The factor I think would be which one has the higher overall performance, - not considering just optimized games for a ATI or GF
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September 26, 2013 12:01:12 PM

I think you've answered your own question. You're fine either way. flip a coin.

If you don't play a game, it doesn't matter which card has better performance in it :) 
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September 26, 2013 12:13:08 PM

alienik said:
hang-the-9 said:
In your case, a couple of things can help you pick. What video card do you have now? Pick whichever brand you have now, will make setup smoother. Check warranty on the cards, and connection types that would suit you best. Since they are very even in performance and price, you need to pick based on something else. Maybe one has a cooler looking fan hehe.


Now I have an 128 MB ATI, but that is just replacement for my passed away GT240 1GB, BTW I was really impressed with Nvidia, but Asking myself if its not the time to try something NEW.
I Guess that The cards will have better performance in games optimized directly for them right ?


Not to sound biased or anything, as I'm very much an AMD fan, but I've found that when there are two cards that are very close in comparison, the NVIDIA card is usually better, however minor. However, consider things like power consumption and features over plain performance, especially when things are so comparable.

If you want a straight recommendation from me, I'd go with the ASUS HD7790-DC2OC-1GD5 Radeon HD 7790 for one reason: Crossfire support. The GTX 650 Ti doesn't have SLI support and might be more beneficial going forward over buying a more powerful card that might not be in the budget.
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