GTX 560 Ti vs HD 7850

Hey guys. Been staring at newegg for too long and decided to get some input on the GTX 560 Ti vs the HD 7850.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this weekend

BUDGET RANGE: max 250ish before rebate but will consider more expensive with rebate if worth it

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Only gaming pretty much. BF3, SC2, CS:GO, Tom Clancy Future Soldier.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Current gpu is gtx 520 and 600 watt PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU- i5-2500K 3.30 GHz
RAM- 8GB Kingston HyperX

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Tigerdirect

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia or ATI. No difference. Just want something reliable and powerful

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, because my case stays really cold. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, consider it but dont know too much about SLI. (doesnt mean i cant learn thought)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Im at work, but the 520 maxes at 1920x1080. Its an 23" AOC LCD. 2 years old

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I ordered my PC off cyberpower and added Asetek 550LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan, so maybe this can help for SLI.

Again i am not a computer guru and are asking for help. I am open to criticism but please dont talk ***.

Thanks for your help.
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  1. HD 7850 as you know that is newer release, you can get the HD 7850 for less money with more performance, more efficieny, less power consumption, runs cooler, no noise even when at full load.
  2. ^best answer.
  3. Do you recommend a specific brand for the HD 7850?
  4. MSi!
  5. Sapphire
  6. MSi Twinfrozer iii>sapphire dual fan cooler
    source:
    personally seen both :)
  7. Mostly MSI are good particularly in cooling but the performance of all reference card are same.
  8. Mostly MSI are good particularly in cooling but the performance of all reference card are same.
  9. XFX Double D

    Ghost thermal technology with a double dissipation cooler featuring a thick slab of aluminum over a series of aluminum fins and 4 heatpipes. 2 dustfree Duratec IP-5X fans that cool the gpu, vapor chamber, pcb and heatsink.

    Unlike most 7850's, this one requires TWO 6 pin connectors. Stock clocked but made for overclocking. Lifetime warranty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609

    *Note: The Double D HD7870 is only $30 more after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605

    Sexy looking too I might add.
  10. im looking on newegg and tigerdirect. Are there any other reliable vendors i should be checking?
  11. if not the MSI then sapphire is another excellent, a friend of mine running 2x sapphire HD 7850 in CF really solid performance.
  12. millight3 said:
    im looking on newegg and tigerdirect. Are there any other reliable vendors i should be checking?


    Amazon

    The XFX Double D is the best 7850/70 I've seen yet in every way. It will hit 1050 core without any effort.
  13. well, you've already own a XFX therefore you're forcing the OP to get the XFX DD. Let him what he say.
  14. geekapproved said:
    XFX Double D

    Ghost thermal technology with a double dissipation cooler featuring a thick slab of aluminum over a series of aluminum fins and 4 heatpipes. 2 dustfree Duratec IP-5X fans that cool the gpu, vapor chamber, pcb and heatsink.

    Unlike most 7850's, this one requires TWO 6 pin connectors. Stock clocked but made for overclocking. Lifetime warranty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609

    *Note: The Double D HD7870 is only $30 more after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605

    Sexy looking too I might add.


    but i heard there's some noise issues with DD cooler.
  15. None of the reviews I read indicated any annoying fan noise or whine. they use ball bearing Duratec fans.

    Compared to older cards I'm sure it's very quiet. My HD5850 is like an airplane at anything over 50%.

    I could care less though because when I'm playing games, I have these things called speakers turned way up.
  16. I never buy from anywhere except newegg. Customer service is bar-none, customer reviews are bar-none. If they help me in my purchasing decision, they deserve my money.
  17. Thanks for all your help but I should have included my motherboard in the specs. It doesnt support PCI express 3.0 i believe.
    Its an ASUS P8Z68-V LX. And i want this card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2316882&CatId=7387

    Are they compatible?

    Thanks
  18. Yes it's compatible. That's a good card, although I'd take the XFX DD over that any day, even if just for the lifetime warranty.
  19. 7850 newer and with great OC.

    As for the brand I will go with Asus, yeah they are more expensive but Direct CU II is way better for cooling than twin fans.

    BUT !!! If you are planning on Crossfire later you should check first your mobo, Asus is 3 slots, while Spphire or MSI are 2 slots
  20. get the sapphire or asus they have more higher standard.
  21. Better ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    Free DirtShowdown coupon w/purchase, limited offer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121623
  22. Quote:


    I'll second that recommendation. it's just about the same performance as the 560 ti and cost a lot less
  23. geekapproved said:
    XFX Double D

    Ghost thermal technology with a double dissipation cooler featuring a thick slab of aluminum over a series of aluminum fins and 4 heatpipes. 2 dustfree Duratec IP-5X fans that cool the gpu, vapor chamber, pcb and heatsink.

    Unlike most 7850's, this one requires TWO 6 pin connectors. Stock clocked but made for overclocking. Lifetime warranty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609

    *Note: The Double D HD7870 is only $30 more after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605

    Sexy looking too I might add.


    i wouldn't recommend the DD, from experience with a 7950 dd, it's a great looking card but it doesn't keep the gpu cooler then the reference design and gets loud under load. i understand your talking about the 7850 version, but msi, and saphire are the top cards for amd right now
  24. I will suggest 560 ti

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162088

    big OC already obviously room for more
  25. i went with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987

    thanks for all your help guys. When it comes, how should i go about installing it software wise? Uninstall my nvidia drivers, put in the new card, then install the new radeon drivers?
  26. millight3 said:
    i went with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987

    thanks for all your help guys. When it comes, how should i go about installing it software wise? Uninstall my nvidia drivers, put in the new card, then install the new radeon drivers?


    to be more thorough, uninstall Nvidia drivers

    use driver sweeper here:
    http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/
    to remove any remenants of Nvidia drivers

    the 6950 has been out for quiet some time, so the drivers that came with the card should be fine. in case you run into issues, the newest CCC drivers etc are here
    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx
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