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November 12, 2012 8:36:42 PM

Hi! I currently am running

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



with 16gb of ddr3 ram and a nice asus motherboard, and 750 watt power supply. im thinking about buying a new graphcis card. the two i am looking at are

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

and

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

I am wondering which one would be the better choice to upgrade too. and how much of a difference I would see between the two.
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November 12, 2012 9:32:20 PM

don't buy the 570 it is outdated,overpriced,and power hungry.you can buy a $200 7850 which uses half the power,same preformance,and not as hot.for $300 i would get a 7950 because right now the deal+the preformance all together is unbeatable
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November 12, 2012 9:42:42 PM

Why did you link the glasses?
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November 12, 2012 9:45:39 PM

Or you could spend an extra $50 to buy a 670, those cards are amazing and if you wanted to go NVIDIA then it's an option. Also the 3rd link is sunglasses for me?
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November 12, 2012 10:13:07 PM

there we go! i fixed it lets try that again. for some reason the wrong link posted
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November 12, 2012 10:16:29 PM

and i have always ran nvidia cards. but i looked at the 7850 and thats amazing! i would love to get it and its right in my price range. as far as switching brands would there be any difference at all>?
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November 12, 2012 10:37:18 PM

cdepappe said:
and i have always ran nvidia cards. but i looked at the 7850 and thats amazing! i would love to get it and its right in my price range. as far as switching brands would there be any difference at all>?


Well I will try not to get into an nvidia vs amd debate, for performance neither is really better than the other because they are always leapfrogging. Generally you just compare performance between two particular cards. Nvidia have some features which will only run on their cards though (because they are jerks) like extra partial or physics effects. If you like 3D gaming nvidia are also better because there is a wider range of monitor support. If you were running more than 3 monitors I would recommend AMD. So really unless any of those are important factors to you then I wouldn't worry about switching over.

As for the actual brands of graphics cards, I usually go choose according to factory overclock and how awesome the cooler looks....
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November 12, 2012 10:52:14 PM

If you're looking in the $250-320 range, you should get a $280 GTX 660Ti or a $300 HD 7950. They're about even - depending on what games you'll play.

If you want to save a bit, and still get more performance than both those cards you were looking at, go for the GTX 660 or HD 7870. They're about even - again, depends on the game which is slightly better.
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November 12, 2012 11:11:48 PM

jessterman21 has good advice, personally if I was to pick one card out of everything it would be this bad boy:

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

I hear only good things, its quiet, fast, and not very power hungry. With 16GB of fast memory and a good Motherboard the only thing that would be holding you back would be a sweet graphics card (unless your CPU is rubbish).

Good luck to you :-)
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November 12, 2012 11:12:37 PM

**would be the LACK of a sweet graphics card
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November 12, 2012 11:22:08 PM

basicly i play League of legends, WoW, Guild wars 2 , swtor, dota 2, smnc, diablo3, and skyrim. and anything i get in the furture. so would either card still work the same way?
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November 12, 2012 11:41:25 PM

cdepappe said:
basicly i play League of legends, WoW, Guild wars 2 , swtor, dota 2, smnc, diablo3, and skyrim. and anything i get in the furture. so would either card still work the same way?



For those games either card would be absolutely fine. Here is a list of games which have nvidia only features:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardwar...


These results will give you a good idea of what kind of an FPS you will get with some of these cards:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...


also if you want to add me on League of Legends my user name is "Subject E57" funnily enough.



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November 13, 2012 12:52:00 AM

jessterman21 said:
If you're looking in the $250-320 range, you should get a $280 GTX 660Ti or a $300 HD 7950. They're about even - depending on what games you'll play.

If you want to save a bit, and still get more performance than both those cards you were looking at, go for the GTX 660 or HD 7870. They're about even - again, depends on the game which is slightly better.

i'm not trying to say anything bad but the 7950(catalyst 12.11) is way better than the 660Ti even in a nvidia game like bf3 the 7950 is tied or even beating the 660Ti with 4xAA and don't forget the terrible memory bus on the 660Ti and the 7950 has more VRam than the 660Ti's(except the galaxy one)nvidia screwed up this year with the 660Ti and i don't think that they can recover
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November 13, 2012 1:14:48 AM

awesome guys! thanks for all the help :)  think that pretty much does it~!
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November 13, 2012 1:16:41 AM

Best answer selected by cdepappe.
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November 13, 2012 10:58:35 AM

devilofdeaths said:
i'm not trying to say anything bad but the 7950(catalyst 12.11) is way better than the 660Ti even in a nvidia game like bf3 the 7950 is tied or even beating the 660Ti with 4xAA and don't forget the terrible memory bus on the 660Ti and the 7950 has more VRam than the 660Ti's(except the galaxy one)nvidia screwed up this year with the 660Ti and i don't think that they can recover

Yeah, I think the HD 7950 does have the edge there, and it can be overclocked at least 25%

It's only $20 more, and probably more future-proof.
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