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GeForce GTX 550 Ti OC vs Radeon HD 6850

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April 13, 2012 7:00:01 PM

I am currently in the search for a graphics card for my soon to be first build, but both of the ones I have chosen stopped being sold. So the two I have come up with now are;

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti OC 1024MB GDDR5
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

Novatech AMD Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeon...

I'm just curious as to which of these two cards are better for performance in games. My uppermost budget is £80 so if you do choose something else please don't go over £80 and I would prefer it to come from the Novatech website. If you're wondering the motherboard I'm going to use it with is an Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8Z68-V-LX-Motherboard-Luc... )

Thanks in advance.
April 13, 2012 7:04:26 PM

Oh damn. I forgot, the £80 budget is prices excluding VAT prices.
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April 13, 2012 7:09:12 PM

Hi! Welcome to the forums.

Maybe we could find a little more room in your budget if you post what you plan on getting. Sometimes there's some deals going on, or just things that can be moved around.

I will say that the 6850 will be faster than the 550 period. If you can list what you plan on getting, we may be able to move up to a 560 Ti or 7850!
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April 13, 2012 7:23:49 PM

Unfortunately, none of those cards are within my budget. I'm already close to breaking the bank as it is. If you want to know my full build then you will find it here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/341949-13-%C2-gamin... The title is meant to say £500, because in that thread I did prices including VAT.
April 13, 2012 7:31:08 PM

This is all getting a little confusing. And sorry, I didn't read your post properly! I'd probably save sometime in the future for something like that. I don't have a 6770, I was planning on getting one. The problem is that both of the 6770's that were available on the site are no longer being sold, so I'm choosing between the two I listed at the start of this thread.
April 13, 2012 7:38:16 PM

Alright, thanks for the help! Good to finally be settled on a card..
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