Is the GTX 650 ti a good card for gaming? (Primarily for FSX)

For $130, it seems like a decent card. But there seems to be a huge gap between that one and the GTX 660, which is $230. Any advice? :??:
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  1. How 'bout a radeon card? At lower price points like that, they slaughter nvidia.
  2. Check out the Radeon HD 7850, I did read somewhere though FSX is cpu dependant as well so maybe check out on there site what works well for cpu or gpu
  3. It's also going to matter what the REST of your components are, but the simple answer is:

    GOOGLE SOME BENCHMARKS

    A GTX650Ti is half decent for a few years ago, but considered a low-end gaming card now. That's not to say many games can't look good on it (again if the rest of your system is adequate).

    We can't help well enough without your basic specs and a BUDGET for the card:
    - CPU
    - RAM (amount and frequency. i.e. DDR2 800MHz, 2GB)
    - Power Supply (brand and model)
    - Windows version (i.e. XP 32-bit, or Windows 7 64-bit)
  4. My specs:

    i5-3570k
    Asus P8Z77- V
    EVGA GT 430 1GB
    8GB Patriot Viper 3 1600MHz
    Corsair CX600 600W PSU (if power is an issue)

    And I'm trying to look more into Nvidia because Radeon drivers are known to have major issues especially in Flight Simulator X. That's the game I'm going to be playing most of the time. (Well there is the occasional Nazi Zombie massacre in COD 5, but that's not too demanding. :na: )

    Anyway thanks for the replies! ;) I'll likely be waiting a few months before I get a new video card anyway so that gives me more time to think about it. I saw the 660 but it seems to be overpriced at the moment. :(

    One other thing, I want to be able to take advantage of PCIe 3.0 with a GTX 600 series card, if that makes any difference. If a 500 series would perform better, I could care less about PCIe 3.0.
  5. 7850 1GB will DESTROY a 650ti and can be found on sale for almost the same price.
  6. The GTX 650 Ti is better than a 7770 but that's not saying much considering the rest of your system is prime for gaming. If you can muster more cash a 7850 / GTX 660 / 7870 would be a better option.
  7. Also would a 660 non-ti be decent for doing 3d modeling and rendering? I use 3ds max and it gets kind of choppy and takes a while to Anti-alias edges.
  8. Get this 650 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130838

    Best card for it's price. The HD 7770 is worse and only $5 cheaper. The HD 7850 is better but $40 more expensive.

    EDIT: Just saw that you mentioned the 660. If your budget goes up that high, then it is also a great card for the price.
  9. Ironslice said:
    Get this 650 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130838

    Best card for it's price. The HD 7770 is worse and only $5 cheaper. The HD 7850 is better but $40 more expensive.

    EDIT: Just saw that you mentioned the 660. If your budget goes up that high, then it is also a great card for the price.

    that card is $140... The 7770 and 7850s are much better buys compared to that unless you really wanted the AC3 over Farcry 3

    heres a 7770 for $110 after mir
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

    heres a 7850 for $160 ater mir
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150617
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