Whats better 2 gtx 560 ti 1GB or or 2 AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB

the title says it all what one you think will be better

Want for
A bit of Editing not a lot
and
World of warcraft
minecraft
starcraft 2
diablo 3
dirt 3

so what you guys think 2 GTX OR 2 AMD
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  1. What are your current specs or is this a new build? Also, IMO if you're going to be spending roughly $500+ on two mid range cards, just grab a 680 or a 7970 and CF/SLI later. These cards will play anything that is currently out at 1080p on Ultra/High no problem. This way next year you can just CF or SLI when the new lot of graphically intensive games release.

    Correct me if I'm wrong though, this is just what I gather from the information I have read. Right now I have a 560 TI and I'm going to be upgrading to a 7970 when the new Catalyst drivers release.
  2. neither. get a gtx670. stupid to run 2 mid level cards when there is a better single gpu card
  3. For that kind of money, yea I agree with The Big troll. A strong single video card setup is 100 times out of a 100 a better choice than 2 mid level cards in SLi/Crossfire. There are occasions where the 2 lower end cards might put out more frame rates, but you still have to consider the extra power consumption and possible microstuttering, or the fact that not all games properly utilize an SLi/Crossfire configuration.

    I'd say if you can afford it, the new Sapphire 7970 GHZ edition is the way I'd go, but you'd be happy with either the GTX 670 or that.
  4. GTX 680 is a joke, it costs a ton more and doesn't perform much better than the 670.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-catching-up-to-gtx-680/18
  5. nekulturny said:
    GTX 680 is a joke, it costs a ton more and doesn't perform much better than the 670.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-catching-up-to-gtx-680/18


    it is a joke but to rich people, it doesnt matter as long as they get the best stuff
  6. what you think about this computer specs then
  7. iDaveeFTW said:
    My Computer To Build
    Processors/CPU:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processors/intelcorei72011socket/bx80619i73930k.html
    £450
    graphics Card/Video Card:x2
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx670keplerseries/gtx670-dc2-2gd5.html
    £706
    Harddrive:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/sataover1tb/st2000dm001.html
    £84
    Optical Drive
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/gh24ns90.html
    £14
    Speakers
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/speakers/980-000057.html
    £22
    Power Supply:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/cmpsu-1050hxuk.html
    £171
    Operating System
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/software/operatingsystems/gfc-02050.html
    £85
    CPU Cooler
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/cpucoolers/cwch80.html
    £79
    Fans:£47
    x4: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/r4-lus-07ar-gp.html
    x1: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/r4-l2r-20ar-r1.html
    Memory/Ram
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/f3-17000cl9q-16gbzh.html
    £130
    MotherBoard
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/intel2011x79chipsetmotherboards/90-mibhf1-g0eay00z.html
    £327
    Cases
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/rc-922xm-kkn1.html
    £106
    Monitor:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/monitors/24inchmonitors/et.fg5he.c01.html
    £125
    mouse:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/910-002489.html
    £29
    Keyboard:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/keyboards/rz03-00390500-r3w1.html
    £70
    SSD Harddrive
    For Windows
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/upto128gb/cssd-f60gb3a-bk.html
    Games
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/upto128gb/cssd-f120gb3-bk.html
    £139
    MouseMat:£15
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/mousemats/63200.html

    Dust Filters:£52
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13063/ffi-75/DEMCiflex_Magnetic_Fan_Dust_Filter_-_Custom_Front_Filter_for_CM_HAF922_-_1_Piece.html
    and
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11728/ffi-56/DEMCiflex_Cooler_Master_HAF_922_Magnetic_Dust_Fan_Filter_Set_-_4_Piece.html
    Fan Controller:£16
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005

    total_£2674


    meh. i can build something that is better or the same for cheaper
  8. My Computer To Build
    Processors/CPU:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processors/intelcorei72011socket/bx80619i73930k.html
    £450
    graphics Card/Video Card:x2
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx670keplerseries/gtx670-dc2-2gd5.html
    £706
    Harddrive:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/sataover1tb/st2000dm001.html
    £84
    Optical Drive
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/gh24ns90.html
    £14
    Speakers
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/speakers/980-000057.html
    £22
    Power Supply:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/cmpsu-1050hxuk.html
    £171
    Operating System
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/software/operatingsystems/gfc-02050.html
    £85
    CPU Cooler
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/cpucoolers/cwch80.html
    £79
    Fans:£47
    x4: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/r4-lus-07ar-gp.html
    x1: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/r4-l2r-20ar-r1.html
    Memory/Ram
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/f3-17000cl9q-16gbzh.html
    £130
    MotherBoard
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/intel2011x79chipsetmotherboards/90-mibhf1-g0eay00z.html
    £327
    Cases
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/rc-922xm-kkn1.html
    £106
    Monitor:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/monitors/24inchmonitors/et.fg5he.c01.html
    £125
    mouse:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/910-002489.html
    £29
    Keyboard:
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/keyboards/rz03-00390500-r3w1.html
    £70
    SSD Harddrive
    For Windows
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/upto128gb/cssd-f60gb3a-bk.html
    Games
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/upto128gb/cssd-f120gb3-bk.html
    £139
    MouseMat:£15
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/mousemats/63200.html

    Dust Filters:£52
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13063/ffi-75/DEMCiflex_Magnetic_Fan_Dust_Filter_-_Custom_Front_Filter_for_CM_HAF922_-_1_Piece.html
    and
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11728/ffi-56/DEMCiflex_Cooler_Master_HAF_922_Magnetic_Dust_Fan_Filter_Set_-_4_Piece.html
    Fan Controller:£16
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005

    total_£2674
  9. I'd ask you to spell out what all those parts are so I don't have to click them link by link if you would lol.

    TheBigTroll said:
    it is a joke but to rich people, it doesnt matter as long as they get the best stuff

    Perhaps, but for the money the GTX 680 commands, I could still spend less and get the 7970 GHZ edition and smash it to the ground. I think the GTX 680 needs a price slash or to be withdrawn from production at this point.
  10. TheBigTroll said:
    meh. i can build something that is better or the same for cheaper


    how i was thinking off changing the processor to a i7 2700k
  11. probably needs a price drop at this point given not too many people buy 680s since a 670 does its job just as well when overclocked. if it was dropped to around 450 or less, then people would start getting more of them
  12. TheBigTroll said:

    thats ok but i things i have linked are better i think and money not a problem at mo want to spend between £2000-£3000 so yer
  13. iDaveeFTW said:
    how i was thinking off changing the processor to a i7 2700k


    unless you are video editing, i7s arent that advantageous. even then, id get a i7 3770k. for games, i5 3570k is the best
  14. so guys whats the best processor for gaming and editing was thinking of changing it from the i7 3930k to something else
  15. For gaming, the 3570K offers no advantage over the 2500K. Yes the 3570K supports PCI 3.0, but we're at least 2 or 3 video card generations away from PCI 3.0 being advantageous. By then, it will be time to start thinking about a new system build with a new CPU which is going to have PCI 3.0 anyway.

    For editing, yes Ivy Bridge will have a small advantage over Sandy. The average productivity based improvements Ivy brings is about 6 percent, with the exception of media encoding, which through QuickSync, Ivy Bridge converts video formats about 30% faster than equivalent Sandy Bridge CPUs.

    Between the 2 670s you're looking at, my opinion, may be open to debate, but I say for Nvidia cards, EVGA is where its at, Zotac isn't a bad 2nd contender, and for AMD cards Sapphire is the cat's meow.

    If you can afford an i7 go for it, same logic applies with the Sandy vs Ivy. I wouldn't go LGA2011 though, thats just plain overkill.
  16. so 2 EVGA GTX 670 and what you think about the processor its out of the
    i7 3960X
    i7 3930k
    i7 3770k
    i7 2700k
    i7 2600k
    i5 3570k
    i5 2500k

    all i want is to play the gaming at the top off the list and a bit of editing not much just a bit with After effect so what you think
  17. From what I have read I dont believe that the i7 helps all that much when it comes to gaming. Editing though, I'm not quite sure. I would assume the extra threads would help for encoding and rendering but I dont really do any of that.

    I was looking at your build and think that you might want to swap out your PSU for an AX 850 instead of the HX. The AX seems according to an article or forum post I read while deciding on my AX 850 to be old corsair and is better quality. I'll have to find the link and post it.

    As far as your mobo goes, I believe it might be a little overkill. Maybe its the cheapskate in me but I dont see why you would need to spend $300+ on a motherboard for what your PC is going to be used for.

    The ram looks good but I would go with CL8 VS CL9. Although the actual visual performance is negligable, I just like benchmark numbers :).
  18. iDaveeFTW said:
    so 2 EVGA GTX 670 and what you think about the processor its out of the
    i7 3960X
    i7 3930k
    i7 3770k
    i7 2700k
    i7 2600k
    i5 3570k
    i5 2500k

    all i want is to play the gaming at the top off the list and a bit of editing not much just a bit with After effect so what you think

    i5 2500K or 3570K, if you're only casually editing, then the i5 is just fine.

    As far as getting 2 GTX 670s. My advice is to start out with one and see if thats good enough for you before you drop hundreds of dollars on a 2nd one.
  19. Raptor87 said:
    From what I have read I dont believe that the i7 helps all that much when it comes to gaming. Editing though, I'm not quite sure. I would assume the extra threads would help for encoding and rendering but I dont really do any of that.

    I was looking at your build and think that you might want to swap out your PSU for an AX 850 instead of the HX. The AX seems according to an article or forum post I read while deciding on my AX 850 to be old corsair and is better quality. I'll have to find the link and post it.

    As far as your mobo goes, I believe it might be a little overkill. Maybe its the cheapskate in me but I dont see why you would need to spend $300+ on a motherboard for what your PC is going to be used for.

    The ram looks good but I would go with CL8 VS CL9. Although the actual visual performance is negligable, I just like benchmark numbers :).


    going to get AX1200 power supply money not a problem
  20. iDaveeFTW said:
    going to get AX1200 power supply money not a problem

    Its your money man, all I can say is, you're spending more than you have to. A good 750 watt PSU is more than sufficient for dual 670s.
  21. 2 GTX 670 and i5 3570k and overclock it to 4.1Ghz for starts and you are set.
  22. nekulturny said:
    i5 2500K or 3570K, if you're only casually editing, then the i5 is just fine.

    As far as getting 2 GTX 670s. My advice is to start out with one and see if thats good enough for you before you drop hundreds of dollars on a 2nd one.


    yer i was going to buy one see how it runs if its not to my liking i will get 2 and i will get the i5 2500k
  23. nekulturny said:
    Its your money man, all I can say is, you're spending more than you have to. A good 750 watt PSU is more than sufficient for dual 670s.

    ok i get the 850 watt to say money
  24. iDaveeFTW said:
    going to get AX1200 power supply money not a problem


    Good deal! Being fully modular does wonders for cable management.

    Also, as far as your CPU goes, you may want to read this article.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=287

    It outlines the strengths and weakneses between the i7 2600k and the i7 3770k. If you're doing moderate video editing and money is not an object, I personally would go with the 3770k. It falls short on the full render CIV V 1680*1050 on DX11 but I really dont think that will matter. It is well above the 2600k in just about every category.

    Edit: Nice, I have the i5 2500k and the CPU is great. Oced to 4.5ghz @1.336 (.001 off from 1.337...Fail, I know)
  25. stupid why you would bother with a 1200w when you are never going to use half of the power. id get something like a seasonic x750w
  26. To answer your initial question, 2 7850s are faster than 2 560tis.
  27. yeah....
  28. azeem40 said:
    To answer your initial question, 2 7850s are faster than 2 560tis.

    Any day of the week, twice on sunday.
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