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560-Ti MSI Hawk or Twin Frozr 1GB

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a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 10:57:38 AM

Twin Frozr : $200 usd

Hawk : $255

Based on price, it seems obvious. The Twin Frozr is better. Anyone disagree? Or am I missing
something here?

At $260 I could get an Asus or Gigabyte 7850
a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 11:27:03 AM

The Twin Frozr and Hawk use the same cooling design.Only difference is that the Hawk is the Factory O.C. version.But it really doesn't matter since you can achieve those same clock speeds with the Twin Frozr.

I would go for the Asus 7850.It really is a very nice card.And if you look at it this way your paying $60 more for an extra gig of RAM and about 30% more performance on average.All while consuming less power.Not to mention you can hit some really high clock speeds with the 7850.
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a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 12:04:39 PM

+1 for the Asus... Best manufacturer I know of. Although I don't know about a 30% increase, it would be 10% max, at a guess.
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a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 12:27:28 PM

FtsArTek said:
Although I don't know about a 30% increase, it would be 10% max, at a guess.

No, the headroom on AMD's GCN architecture is larger than before. Most can get a 20% OC.

EDIT: Oh I see what you're saying - 10% at stock speeds yes, but the HD 7850 definitely has more OC headroom.
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a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 3:11:17 PM

Sounds like Twin Frozr is better choice, and not just cut of price diff.

The Asus 7850 is very tempting. Any chance the price will drop in the next month?

I'll overclock some, but just enough to get a slight improvement in fps.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 4:16:33 PM

Not really.AMD already slashed prices for everything above the 7850.The only way I see them lowering it is if Nvidia's GTX660 is priced lower or competitively.Should be a couple more weeks before it's released though.

Forgot to add that you could also wait until the 1GB variant of the 7850 is released.Although I don't recommend it because 1GB just isn't enough for high end games anymore.
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a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2012 3:45:09 AM

purple stank Any word on the street when the new Nvidia Kepler series to replace the 560 Ti is coming out? I keep hearing something will come out next month, but what?

Also I'm not sure if 2GB is necessary for high end games. I agree that the best GPUs have more than 1 GB, but I don't consider it necessary based on fps reviews on many websites of 1GB GPUs playing Battlefield at 1920x1200 High.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 27, 2012 5:21:58 PM

The release date is still not official.

Ultra textures require at least 1.25 GB of VRAM.So a 2GB card is a must if you want to truly max it out.
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