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Gainward GTX650 2GB

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November 2, 2012 7:28:18 AM

Hey guys,
There is currently a listing for the Gainward GTX 650 2GB card for $135 (Brand new), compared to the Gigabyte ones which run up to 185 to 200 dollars.

I'm planning on using this card for light 3DS max work and BF3, i will be running this on a full HD 23' display and am wondering how it will perform with my system:

AMD Phenom II X4 B50 3.10ghz
4GB 800MHZ DDR2
x3 WD 500GB Sata II (no raid config)
OCZ 650 Watt PSU


Any advice is appreciated, Cheers.

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a c 191 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 8:50:57 AM

I would recommend the 7770 over the regular 650.
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 8:58:12 AM

Agreed. There's even some OCing headroom in the 7770.
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a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 9:05:14 AM

yup for 1080p a 650 will not cut it in BF3 if you want to play on high settings.
7770 is the way to go
November 2, 2012 10:55:55 AM

Really? I thought that extra gig would make it atleast a bit more superior to the 7770.
November 2, 2012 11:08:51 AM

nevillethedevil said:
Really? I thought that extra gig would make it atleast a bit more superior to the 7770.

Err... nope... The GPU is not good enough to utilize all those VRAMs. :p 
November 2, 2012 11:14:41 AM

sooyong94 said:
Err... nope... The GPU is not good enough to utilize all those VRAMs. :p 


Makes sense, if i were to buy a 7770 would i get decent fps on high on a hd monitor?
a c 91 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:30:02 AM

link the actual card............... and personally, from what I read I'd rather have the 650.
November 2, 2012 3:05:58 PM

I'm thinking about skipping buying an ssd and go for a higher end card:

http://au.msi.com/product/vga/R7850-Twin-Frozr-2GD5-OC....

$235

I went for this specific brand due to my case being limited in space, and this only being about 0.5" longer than my current card (5750) and would fit without interfering with the HDDs.

Can anyone vouch for this card or should i go for something in the 6XX series from nVidia?
a c 191 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 4:19:35 PM

7850's a darn good card.
November 3, 2012 12:45:19 AM

Deemo13 said:
7850's a darn good card.


My mobo is a little old, only has 2 PCI 2.0 slots, not going to run into huge performance issues even know that PCI is backwards compatible?
a c 191 U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 8:06:06 AM

Its backwards compatible, and you should run into 0 performance drawbacks with 3.0 vs 2.0 at this level of graphics cards.
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