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August 27, 2012 2:31:37 AM

Ok so im looking to up grade my gpu from my old HD 6670 to something a little more beefier but still staying with in budget. i have come across 3 cards that all fit my liking but after doing research im unable to narrow it down.


here is my system
-intel i3 2105
-8 gigs ram 1333
-windows 7 x64
-a crappy old mother board
BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
-psu seasonic 520watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(dont judge but i was on a pretty tight budget when i started my build... therefor thats why i have the i3 and the cheap board. im slowly upgrading it from runable to gaming.)

the graphics cards that i am looking at are these

#1 option iv been looking at for awhile EVGA 560 DS SSC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

#3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

im looking to stay right around the $200 budget and below would be better which is why im looking at the 560 DS but the other ones are not that much more for more bang for the buck. I know with my limited 520watt psu i wont be able to do SLI so im not looking to do that (im very happy with my psu and dont want to replace it)

my main question would be will my 520watt powersupply even be able to handle the 560/448 or the 570. The recommended is 550 but this isnt a cheapo psu so would it be able to handle them?

also if you suggest a ati card i wouldnt object, i dont really have any preference but from my research these nividia cards are better at this price point

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August 27, 2012 3:06:36 AM

Your 520W PSU will handle all three cards perfectly fine. I would consider an HD 7850:

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

It is relatively close to the GTX 570 while consuming less power and running cooler. It also has more VRAM which helps in certain games (BF3, Skyrim when modded, etc.) and high resolutions. Once overclocked, the card can challenge even the HD 7950.

Review: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4854/sapphire_radeon_h...
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August 27, 2012 5:52:52 PM

OK thats good to hear that my psu would be able to run all three. Iv looked into the 7850 and the more ram would be better but i heard that the 560/448 does pull alot more power but is better at performing in high detailed games than the 7850... im not to big into overclocking yet especially since my 6670 has no difference in performance if you do overclock it it just heats up like a radiator and crashes.

Has anyone on here used either the 560/448 or thee 7850?
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August 28, 2012 4:58:41 AM

so basically from the graphs in anandtech.com the 570 beat the 7850 in almost all of the performance but sucks alot more juice than the 7850... i guess it would make more sense to do the 7850 just because of my smaller psu. but i think im leaning towards the 570 still...


does anyone have any power consumption bench marks for the 560/448 vs the 570?
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August 28, 2012 5:08:17 AM

cartoonkatuin33 said:
so basically from the graphs in anandtech.com the 570 beat the 7850 in almost all of the performance but sucks alot more juice than the 7850... i guess it would make more sense to do the 7850 just because of my smaller psu. but i think im leaning towards the 570 still...


does anyone have any power consumption bench marks for the 560/448 vs the 570?

The comparison is at stock speeds; once overclocked, the HD 7850 should surpass the GTX 570.

Here's a power consumption chart from Anand which includes the GTX 560 and GTX 570 (the GTX 560 Ti 448 core should consume relatively close to the GTX 570; they are nearly identical in every aspect):


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August 28, 2012 5:31:21 AM

okay im sold! 7850 it is! thanks guys for the help.
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