7850 or the GTX 560 TI

Which graphics card is better. I am trying to build a gaming PC that can run Skyrim,Batman Arkham City, Battlefield 3 and many other high-end games smoothly on decent settings. I'm looking for a graphics card around $250. Price cant be higher than $300. Give me some advice and opinions below. I'm really stuck between the two graphics cards!


Also since the 7750 is cheaper would buying two be better than getting the cards above?
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  1. For Skyrim, the Radeon 7850 is better; for BF3, the 560ti is better, and for Batman, the Radeon 7850 is better.

    Source: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547
  2. azeem40 said:
    For Skyrim, the Radeon 7850 is better; for BF3, the 560ti is better, and for Batman, the Radeon 7850 is better.

    Source: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547



    So for most games it seems as if the 7850 is better.
  3. Yep. Also, it uses less power.
  4. i would go for the 7850 since it has 2gb of vram vs the 560 ti 1gb. which well make a big difference in battlefield 3, but if you want the physx feature for arkham city then take the 560 ti
  5. zakattak80 said:
    i would go for the 7850 since it has 2gb of vram vs the 560 ti 1gb. which well make a big difference in battlefield 3, but if you want the physx feature for arkham city then take the 560 ti



    Does Arkham City look terrible without Physx. If it still looks good then i'm strongly going to consider the 7850
  6. As you can see from the benchmark, even for Batman, the 7850 is better.
  7. Could somebody link me to the best 7850 or just any that they would recommend?
  8. I have a Sapphire Radeon GPU and it OCs real well. I can't even hear the fans!
  9. In my opinion Nvidia > AMD even if the AMD card is faster and cheaper. Thats just my opinion based on my experience. Don't let me stop you from getting an AMD card though.
  10. azeem40 said:
    I have a Sapphire Radeon GPU and it OCs real well. I can't even hear the fans!



    Noob to OC'ing. Is it easy or hard?
  11. Shoud i get the Sapphire 7850 thats already OC'ed or do it myself to just the regular one
  12. Ocing is just a matter of upping the clock speed and trial and error. If it BSODs, just restart and lower the clock speed.
  13. coolmarquis97 said:
    Does Arkham City look terrible without Physx. If it still looks good then i'm strongly going to consider the 7850



    no it doesn't look bad at all on 7850, to me personally the physx feature is gimmicky and only a selected few game truly use it. you you want a video showing the difference with physx on and off here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thCWFXVCH3A
  14. Get the Sapphire 1000 MHz edition.
  15. So you're suggesting a 560ti yet showing a benchmark where clearly the 7850 is a better card? Lol?
  16. Smart to buy the Sapphire HD 7850 or the Sapphire HD 7850 OC
  17. OC edition for $10 more is worth the $.
  18. azeem40 said:
    So you're suggesting a 560ti yet showing a benchmark where clearly the 7850 is a better card? Lol?

    From what he posted, he plays BF3, am I wrong? BF3 performs better on GTx 560 Ti so with 2GB it should do a bit better, am I still wrong or what? With 2GB of Vram for high end games, the GTx 560Ti should get at least few-10 FPS higher... BF3 uses more than 1.5GB so since the 560Ti they tested only have 1GB than it means that you can gain more FPS from more vRAM...
  19. Your review you linked says otherwise.
  20. My 7850 (MSI) is overclocker to 1180 Mhz (37% increase). Im getting better results than 570 in most benchmarks
  21. goombaxiv said:
    My 7850 (MSI) is overclocker to 1180 Mhz (37% increase). Im getting better results than 570 in most benchmarks

    Even if you do get that in benchmark, you cant beat a OC GTx 560Ti at BF3 with 2GB... BF3 feature more of Nvidia video card than Radeon...
  22. Who cares about 2 fps more in one game when the 7850 crush the 560 ti in all other games. I play BF3 at 1080p ultra 4 msaa no prob. Unless you are using multi monitor you wont see the different xcept on your electricity bill ;)
  23. goombaxiv said:
    Who cares about 2 fps more in one game when the 7850 crush the 560 ti in all other games. I play BF3 at 1080p ultra 4 msaa no prob. Unless you are using multi monitor you wont see the different xcept on your electricity bill ;)

    Depends on what games though... you can just play a million game and say your 7850 is better, it depend on what the person is playing, if all he play is just BF3 mostly than GTx 560Ti 2GB is a better choice...
  24. goombaxiv said:
    Who cares about 2 fps more in one game when the 7850 crush the 560 ti in all other games. I play BF3 at 1080p ultra 4 msaa no prob. Unless you are using multi monitor you wont see the different xcept on your electricity bill ;)



    Playing on Ultra is the FPS good?
  25. coolmarquis97 said:
    Which graphics card is better. I am trying to build a gaming PC that can run Skyrim,Batman Arkham City, Battlefield 3 and many other high-end games smoothly on decent settings. I'm looking for a graphics card around $250. Price cant be higher than $300. Give me some advice and opinions below. I'm really stuck between the two graphics cards!


    Also since the 7750 is cheaper would buying two be better than getting the cards above?


    When I reply to a post usually I try to reply to the first post :P

    Read... before assuming wrong.
  26. legendkiller said:
    Depends on what games though... you can just play a million game and say your 7850 is better, it depend on what the person is playing, if all he play is just BF3 mostly than GTx 560Ti 2GB is a better choice...


    well he obviously isn't going to only be playing BF3
  27. coolmarquis97 said:
    Playing on Ultra is the FPS good?


    I never see any drop in performance. I might be cpu botlenecked because I have a phenom ii X3 oc to 3.8 but my FPS never drops below 40 in multiplayer.
  28. At the end of the day it's a matter of preference, I'd personally go with the Radeon HD 7850 because it performs slightly better and uses less power, but if PhysX and better driver support is what you seek, the GTX 560 Ti is a fine GPU. There is no wrong answer here.

    EDIT: You know where my money went based on my sig, but I'm a hardware design geek and couldn't resist playing with the new GCN architecture.
  29. Look at the benchmark results you yourself linked LegendKiller... In EVERY SINGLE OF THEM, the 7850 beats the GTX 560ti by a HUGE margin. I think you're trolling with that link.
  30. azeem40 said:
    Look at the benchmark results you yourself linked LegendKiller... In EVERY SINGLE OF THEM, the 7850 beats the GTX 560ti by a HUGE margin. I think you're trolling with that link.

    That's a false... your probably either looknig at 7950 or 7870...
  31. Ignore post.
  32. This will beg to differ with you Legend...
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547
  33. azeem40 said:
    This will beg to differ with you Legend...
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547

    Most of those are high end gaming so you of course need more than 1GB vRAM... BF3 ran higher because it likes Nvidia better than Radeon... BF3 is meant for Nvidia...
  34. Then how is it when I compared my 7950 to a GTX 580 of my friend, my fps was 10 higher?
  35. I'm facing this decision right now (my 8800gtx died). I don't play BF3, I play Skyrim. So what's my verdict? 560Ti 2gb or 7850?
  36. GTx 560Ti is kind of weak right now, The reason 7950 is better because it's newer... Newer is always better in most cases... Radeon 7850 is better because of 28nm, I'd get the GTX 660Ti or 660 for later SLI...
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