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Choosing between 2 GTX 560s.

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July 31, 2012 1:24:26 AM

I actually had purchased a Radeon HD 7850 earlier this year, was not too happy with it. I guess I miss my nvidia days, regardless I am looking into getting a GTX 560. There are 2 that I have in mind specifically as listed below...

1:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now I understand that the first one listed has 2GB of video ram, and it does appeal to me but am I really going to need that? I am gaming in 1080p but I do not plan on playing at any higher resolutions at this time. Price is also higher for the first one and I think I like the overall design of the 2nd one better personally, but I thought I would ask to get your guys input. I really dont feel like waiting for the GTX 660 and I am sure as hell not looking forward to the increase of price.

System specs:
CPU: AMD FX-4100
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99X EVO
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
Power Supply: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition

P.S. All graphics card suggestions are also welcome.

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a c 107 U Graphics card
July 31, 2012 1:33:37 AM

note that a 560 is a moderately large downgrade from a 7850, a 560ti is a slight downgrade, and a 570 is a pretty small upgrade performance wise, but downgrade efficiency wise
July 31, 2012 1:36:20 AM

Nvidia goes hard on your processor. Get the 7850. It is pretty good with good power efficiency. GTX 560 production end next month. SO get the HD 7850
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July 31, 2012 1:40:58 AM

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What was wrong with the 7850?
Dissapointing performance?
Bad drivers?

Something else?


Got a card from sapphire the vram was trash, broke in less then 2 weeks.
July 31, 2012 1:45:29 AM

I would recommend a GTX 670(either the EVGA or the Gigabyte). It's really good price/performance wise and will take anything you throw at it.
July 31, 2012 1:45:56 AM

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Quality seems to be poor on the 7850, it breaks alot...
Not the first i have heard like this :) 


Paying $250 and getting a card that breaks in less then 2 weeks is uncalled for. It is not about the money, but I dont think ill be buying a radeon card again ever, least not from sapphire. I have a EVGA 550 Ti in another computer in my home, that little thing is still kicking. I know what I prefer now and thats nvidia.
a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2012 1:59:04 AM

JBADS said:
Paying $250 and getting a card that breaks in less then 2 weeks is uncalled for. It is not about the money, but I dont think ill be buying a radeon card again ever, least not from sapphire. I have a EVGA 550 Ti in another computer in my home, that little thing is still kicking. I know what I prefer now and thats nvidia.


Didn't they RMA it? I've had a number of Sapphire Radeons and they've always been flawless.
July 31, 2012 2:03:54 AM

inanition02 said:
Didn't they RMA it? I've had a number of Sapphire Radeons and they've always been flawless.


I bought it from a store on amazon I believe RMAing it is going to be a huge pain.
a c 107 U Graphics card
July 31, 2012 2:06:04 AM

JBADS said:
I bought it from a store on amazon I believe RMAing it is going to be a huge pain.


if it was directly from amazon, it should have been easy because amazons service is pretty high end.(as my sapphire 7850 came from amazon perfectly fine, i haven't really run into non user generated problems since its installation). if you bought it off a 3rd party vendor, i cant say much.
a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2012 2:06:09 AM

JBADS said:
I bought it from a store on amazon I believe RMAing it is going to be a huge pain.



Amazon guarantees the purchases - and if they don't, then Sapphire should take care of it. So you have two options.

Why trash a $250 card?
July 31, 2012 2:10:14 AM

dudewitbow said:
if it was directly from amazon, it should have been easy because amazons service is pretty high end.(as my sapphire 7850 came from amazon perfectly fine, i haven't really run into non user generated problems since its installation). if you bought it off a 3rd party vendor, i cant say much.


Pretty sure that the time I had to return it is over, it was a 3rd party vender through amazon.

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a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2012 2:13:50 AM
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JBADS said:
Pretty sure that the time I had to return it is over, it was a 3rd party vender through amazon.


What seller? Most follow Amazon's policy..and if the seller doesn't respond, Amazon will return it (though not if it's beyond the stated period).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref...

Regardless, you should try calling Sapphire.

(Note, if you insist on still trashing the video card, I'd be happy to pay the shipping for you to donate it to me :-D )
July 31, 2012 2:20:47 AM

inanition02 said:
What seller? Most follow Amazon's policy..and if the seller doesn't respond, Amazon will return it (though not if it's beyond the stated period).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref...

Regardless, you should try calling Sapphire.

(Note, if you insist on still trashing the video card, I'd be happy to pay the shipping for you to donate it to me :-D )


Thank you I am not familiar with amazon, I dont use it much. I am going to try and send it back and get my money back.
a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2012 2:22:51 AM

regardless you can rma it with saphire, and they will send you a replacement...

do not throw 250 out the window, 7850 is a good card and def a good bit faster then the 560...

if you like nv so much then why not rma your card and then sell the replacement...

go get yourself a gtx 570 they go on sale for cheap from time to time..

go to sapphires website and start an rma ticket or give them a call...

im sure they would not be happy to hear that their card crapped out in 2 weeks thats horrible, personally ive owned sapphire cards and the quality has been fine, but who knows maybe they missed the boat on making a good 7850....
August 8, 2012 2:58:04 AM

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August 8, 2012 2:58:35 AM

Thank you all for you input, amazon did take back the card and gave me a full refund. I chose to go with a MSI R7870 HAWK Radeon HD 7870. Been hearing some good things about msi, so why not give it a try.
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 4:03:19 AM

cool have fun'
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