Honestly I'm not a big fan of anti-aliasing, I tested it often in the past and I have a hard time noticing the improvement in quality not to mention that it lowers your FPS. I try to stick with 4X MSAA and not bother too much with it. But in most games I would remove AA or put it back and would have a hard time noticing the difference.
Anyways, you should get the 7850 there's no contest. I don't think you can say that nvidia drivers are better anymore. Not a lot of games have PhysX, for instance my last 2 video cards were nvidia and I never ever used PhysX. In other words, I don't see any advantage nvidia vs. AMD, or maybe there are some but with things that I'm not using anyways so I don't bother I just play games. I don't have any preference, I'm looking to replace my video card and I might change for AMD, I've not decided yet, but in my book AMD and nvidia are pretty close to each other for gaming performance.
i'm not trying to be a nvidia fanboy but they say fxaa took 5% hit while 2xMSAA took 30% hit on the performance.
and i;m guessing fxaa can be forced in any game thorough nvidia control panel,
it may not be as good as this game but it will be better than msaa right?
Yes. However, I recommend that you get a gtx 660 (Non-Ti) instead if you prefer nVidia.
As regard of drivers, AMD's driver is not as good as that of nVidia but OK under windows. Though, for Linux, you will definitely want an nVidia card as AMD's driver under the OS is terrible. However, I have to agree with others that 7850 would be the better choice compared to 650Ti if you mainly (80% +) use windows OS.
i'm sorry for that but, i've never had a graphics card before, and
i've heard really good things about nvidia,
and there is also a budget thing, the 650 is 11000 in my country!!
and the 7850 is 15000!! and i'm still a student so my dad is paying for it,
so is the 7850 is still worth it? coz if all of u are on 7850's side, i guess it is
a superior card, but given all the circumstances, and th fact that i will be playing in
1600x900 is the 7850 still better or is it a overkill for my resolution??