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GTX 560 or HD 6850. It gets odd though.

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July 18, 2012 4:15:38 AM

I know the 560 is better, but theres this one card-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that is just as expensive as this 6850-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now they both have their perks. the 560 comes with photoshop- a nice little addition. The 6850 comes with Dirt3, also a nice addition. Why would the 560 be similar in price to a 6850? Is it extremely handicapped or somthing? Mind you, they both have rebates and discounts as of now, but still.

Or, should i get a 7770 like this-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 18, 2012 4:18:32 AM

That's the GTX 560 SE, which is a cut down version of it. Though you won't find much information on the 560 SE, it performs similarly to a 6850. The original 560 is comparable to a 6870.
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July 18, 2012 4:28:22 AM

The 560 se is a very watered down card, many more of its resources are disabled and it is underclocked. It's just not a good buy as a single card. It is better than the 550 ti by a lot.
However, a well built 560 se could be used perfectly in an sli setup, at $260 that would be more powerful than a gtx 580 which would be an excellent deal.
For a single card at the $130 price point I recommend the 7770 and at the $170 price point the following gtx 560:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 28, 2012 3:38:09 AM

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December 28, 2012 3:38:13 AM

Got a 7770 :) 
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December 28, 2012 9:58:25 AM

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